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  • 16-December-2013

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    DEV Working Paper No. 321: Productive Capabilities: An Empirical Investigation of their Determinants

    Recent research associated structural transformation to a change in the type of goods a country produces and exports. This change entails a gradual move towards goods that embody greater physical and/or human capital, which is conceptualized as the “economic complexity” of a country. This paper unveils the determinants of this variable, taking into account the set of factors affecting the degree of economic complexity in countries.

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  • 18-October-2013

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    De acordo com as Perspectivas Económicas na América Latina 2014, a inovação, a diversificação e uma melhor logística são fundamentais para um crescimento sustentável e inclusivo

    Após uma década de crescimento relativamente forte, a América Latina enfrenta ventos contrários associados ao declínio do comércio, à moderação nos preços das matérias-primas e ao aumento da incerteza relativamente às condições de financiamento externo, de acordo com a mais recente edição das Perspectivas Económicas na América Latina.

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  • 18-October-2013

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    Innovación, diversificación y una logística mejorada son la clave para un crecimiento sostenible e incluyente, según las últimas Perspectivas Económicas de América Latina

    Después de una década con un crecimiento relativamente fuerte, América Latina se encuentra en estos momentos con vientos en contra, como una menor demanda externa, una moderación de los precios de las materias primas y una incertidumbre creciente acerca de las condiciones financieras externas, según las últimas Perspectivas Económicas de América Latina

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  • 18-octobre-2013


    L’innovation, la diversification et une meilleure logistique sont les clés d’une croissance durable et inclusive, selon la dernière édition des Perspectives économiques de l’Amérique latine

    Après une décennie de croissance relativement soutenue, l’Amérique latine aborde une zone de turbulences sur fond de fléchissement des échanges, de modération du prix des matières premières et d’incertitude croissante liée à l’environnement financier extérieur, selon la dernière édition des Perspectives économiques de l’Amérique latine.

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  • 18-October-2013


    Latin American Economic Outlook 2014

    The global scenario is less benign for the region due to a downturn in global trade, a decline in commodity prices and increased uncertainty surrounding external financing, says the new Latin American Economic Outlook.

  • 14-October-2013


    Press Conference 18 October: Latin American Economic Outlook 2014

    The OECD will present the eighth edition of the “Latin American Economic Outlook: Logistics and competitiveness for development” on Friday 18 October at 5:00 p.m, in Panama City. This year’s report focuses on how the region can enhance its logistics performance and makes policy recommendations on strengthening trade links, diversifying into higher value-added industries and optimising competitiveness.

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  • 30-August-2013

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    DEV Working Paper No. 319: The rationale for higher education investment in Ibero-America

    This working paper contributes to the debate around the financing of higher education and calls for a fair distribution of the costs of higher education between the private sector (including students and their families) and the public sector, allocated according to the ratio of private and public benefits and externalities that it generates.

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  • 25-July-2013


    Start- Up Latin America 2016

    Start-ups are gaining momentum in Latin America's innovation strategies. Start-up Latin America: Promoting Innovation in the Region analyses the role of policies in promoting the creation and expansion of start-ups. It provides a comparative snapshot of recent initiatives in six countries in the region to identify good practices and foster knowledge sharing to improve innovation policy design and implementation.

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  • 17-July-2013

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    DEV Working Paper No. 318: How redistributive is fiscal policy in Latin America? The case of Chile and Mexico

    Fiscal policy plays an essential role in reducing income inequality in OECD countries while this effect tends to be lower in Latin American economies. This paper adds to the discussion by looking at the issue from a tax-benefit analysis perspective; namely by estimating the impact of the welfare system on the different income groups in Chile and Mexico.

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  • 6-May-2013

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    DEV Working Paper No. 317: Opening the black box of contract renegotiations: An analysis of road concessions in Chile, Colombia and Peru

    This paper reviews road concession programmes in Chile, Colombia and Peru over the period 1993-2010 and analyses how their shortcomings have resulted in large extra fiscal costs. Weak State institutions, unclear legislation and deficient contract design have allowed for frequent and costly renegotiation of road concessions.

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