Working Papers


  • 18-January-2010

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    Economic Importance of Agriculture for Poverty Reduction

    The Millennium Declaration set 2015 as the target date for halving the number of people living in extreme poverty. This paper examines the role of the agricultural sector and looks at 25 developing countries who have posted extraordinary success in reducing extreme poverty.

  • 14-August-2009

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    DEV Working Paper 281: Revisiting Political Budget Cycles in Latin America

    This analysis highlights, from a governmental and political perspective, the need to avoid fiscal deteriorations around elections in Latin America.

  • 15-July-2009

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    The effectiveness of education and health spending among Brazilian municipalities

    This paper uses a large dataset combining census, household survey and budgetary data for nearly 4 000 Brazilian municipalities to estimate the impact of government spending on education and health outcomes.

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  • 15-July-2009

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    The bank lending channel of monetary transmission in Brazil: A VECM approach

    This paper tests for the existence of a bank lending channel in the transmission of monetary policy in Brazil using monthly aggregate data for the period 1995:12 through 2008:6.

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  • 6-July-2009

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    Price and volume elasticities of Brazilian foreign trade: A profit function approach

    To investigate the possible impact of terms of trade gains on the real economy, this paper estimates normalised quadratic input demand and output supply functions for the Brazilian economy during 1997-2008.

  • 6-July-2009

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    Current account sustainability in Brazil: A non linear approach

    To shed further light on this issue in the context of emerging market economies, this paper uses Brazilian data to estimate the determinants of the current account in a smooth transition vector autoregressive (ST VAR) setting.

  • 6-March-2009

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    Do Latin American central bankers behave non linearly? The experiences of Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico

    This paper estimates unrestricted monetary reaction functions for four Latin American countries (Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico) and tests for the presence of non linear effects in central bank behaviour.

  • 13-April-2007

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    Modal Estimates of Services Barriers

    OECD Trade Policy Working Paper No. 51. This paper presents improved approaches to measurement of services barriers by using alternative weighting methods and improved econometric specifications.

  • 24-August-2006

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    Benefits from the Liberalisation of Trade in Environmental Goods and Services: Case Study: Brazil

    This study discusses the impact of liberalizing trade in environmental goods and services in Brazil. (OECD Trade and Environment Working Paper No. 2004-04.)

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