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Inequality in Latin America : determinants and consequences (English)

Latin America is together with Sub-Saharan Africa the most unequal region of the world. This paper documents recent inequality trends in the Latin American region, going beyond traditional measures of income inequality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4504 FEB 01, 2008

Lopez , J. Humberto; Perry, Guillermo Disclosed

Fiscal policy, stabilization, and growth : prudence or abstinence (English)

This volume covers the conduct of fiscal policy in Latin America, and its consequences for macroeconomic stability and long-term growth. The volume's chapters examine different aspects of these problems, ranging from the purely economic to the institutional and political economy dimensions. ... See More +

Publication 41450 JAN 01, 2007

Perry, Guillermo (editor); Serven, Luis (editor); Suescun, Rodrigo (editor) Disclosed

Latin America and the Caribbean's response to the growth of China and India : overview of research implications research findings and policy implications office (English)

The economic success of China and India is looked upon with admiration but also concern about the effects that the growth of these Asian economies may have on the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region's manufacturing and services sectors. ... See More +

Working Paper 66654 AUG 01, 2006

Lederman, Daniel; Olarreaga, Marcelo; Perry, Guillermo Disclosed

Beyond Transition 16 (4) (English)

2006 ABCDE Conference: focus on 15 years of changes by Boris Pleskovic. Poverty and inequality : inequality and growth in transition -- does China's rising inequality portend Russia's future? ... See More +

Newsletter 37146 OCT 01, 2005

Pleskovic, Boris; Mitra, Pradeep; Yemtsov, Ruslan; Perry, Guillermo; Olarreaga, Marcelo; Gajwani, Kiran; Kanbur, Ravi; Zhang, Xiaobo; Berglof, Erik; Bolton, Patrick; Gaidar, Yegor; Aslund, Anders; Jenish, Nazgul; Kiss, Yudit Russian Disclosed

Beyond Transition 16 (4) (Russian)

2006 ABCDE Conference: focus on 15 years of changes by Boris Pleskovic. Poverty and inequality : inequality and growth in transition -- does China's rising inequality portend Russia's future? ... See More +

Newsletter 37146 OCT 01, 2005

Pleskovic, Boris; Mitra, Pradeep; Yemtsov, Ruslan; Perry, Guillermo; Olarreaga, Marcelo; Gajwani, Kiran; Kanbur, Ravi; Zhang, Xiaobo; Berglof, Erik; Bolton, Patrick; Gaidar, Yegor; Aslund, Anders; Jenish, Nazgul; Kiss, Yudit English Disclosed

Cerrar la brecha en educacion y tecnologia (Spanish)

Investing in education, opening up to new technologies through foreign trade and investment, and encouraging private sector research and development are the keys to unlocking the potential of technology to speed up economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). ... See More +

Publication 34863 SEP 30, 2005

Gill, Indermit S.; Guasch, J. Luis; Maloney, William F.; Perry, Guillermo; Schady, Norbert Disclosed

Crecimiento en America Latina en busca del tiempo perdido (Spanish)

Economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean in the last 40 years has been disappointing. Gaps between it and the developing countries instead of closing have been widened, and the East Asian countries, which had a middle income status lower than Latin America's, now have surpassed it in growth. ... See More +

Publication 34862 AUG 30, 2005

Perry, Guillermo Disclosed

Trade for development in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

Beginning in the 1980s, but especially during the 1990s, Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries launched trade policy reforms that remain controversial partly due to the mixed overall economic performance of the region. ... See More +

Newsletter 32095 SEP 10, 2003

de Ferranti, David; lederman, Daniel; Perry, Guillermo; Suescun, Rodrigo Disclosed

Can fiscal rules help reduce macroeconomic volatility in the Latin America and Caribbean Region? (English)

The debate on fiscal policy in Europe centers on how to let automatic stabilizers work while achieving fiscal consolidation. There is significant agreement on the importance of using fiscal policy as a counter-cyclical instrument, as monetary policy can no longer play this role. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3080 JUN 30, 2003

Perry, Guillermo

The anatomy of a multiple crisis : why was Argentina special and what can we learn from it? (English)

The Argentine crisis has been variously blamed on fiscal imbalances, real overvaluation, and self-fulfilling investor pessimism triggering a capital flow reversal. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3081 JUN 30, 2003

Perry, Guillermo; Serven, Luis

Closing the gap in education and technology (English)

The note looks at what it takes for countries, and firms to "learn how to learn". Education is vital, for at least two reasons. First, it has always been a critical complement to technological advance. ... See More +

Brief 27110 MAY 30, 2003

Perry, Guillermo Spanish

Closing the gap in education and technology : Cerrando la brecha en educacion y tecnologia (Spanish)

The note looks at what it takes for countries, and firms to "learn how to learn". Education is vital, for at least two reasons. First, it has always been a critical complement to technological advance. ... See More +

Brief 27110 MAY 30, 2003

Perry, Guillermo English

A questao de genero no Brasil (Portuguese)

With the goal of increasing effectiveness in reducing poverty in all of its forms the World Bank undertakes studies about gender equality. This report is one of several already undertaken in other countries of South and Central America. ... See More +

Working Paper 33341 JAN 01, 2003

Abreu, Anabela; Furtado, Angela; Magalhaes, Antonio; Parel, Chris; Gross, Daniel; Chalmers, Geoffrey; Perry, Guillermo; May, Ernesto; Nankani, Gobind; Von Amsberg, Joachim; Garrison, John; Redwood, John; Nyairo, Selpha; Cunningham, Wendy; De Paiva Abreu, Alice; Sabola, Ana Lucia; Sorj, Bila; Moreira Alves, Branca; Pereira de Mello, Hildete; Pitanguy, Jacqueline; Lavinas, Lena; Heilborn, Maria Luiza; Cardoso, Ruth; Schumauer, Schuma; Lobo, Thereza Disclosed

Estructura del comercio, politica comercial y opciones de politica economica en Centroamerica (Spanish)

This paper examines the main trends in the trade structure of Central American countries during the last two decades; the increasingly important role placed by the United Status as a main trade partner; the effect of national trade policies; and the effect of NAFTA and recent events in regard to the agricultural and trade policies of the U.S. ... See More +

Working Paper 36213 NOV 01, 2002

Lederman, Daniel; Perry, Guillermo; Suescun, Rodrigo Disclosed

Tropical bubbles : asset prices in Latin America, 1980-2001 (English)

The authors test for the existence of asset price bubbles in Latin America in 1980-2001, focusing mainly on stock prices. Based on unit root and cointegration tests, they find that they cannot reject the hypothesis of bubbles. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2724 NOV 30, 2001

Herrera, Santiago; Perry, Guillermo

Annual World Bank Conference on development economics - 2000 (English)

These are the proceedings of the Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics, which gathers the global perspective of scholars, and practitioners of development policy from academic life, government, and the private sector. ... See More +

Publication 23244 JUL 31, 2001

Pleskovic, Boris; Stern, Nicholas [editors]; Karlsson, Mats; Stiglitz, Joseph E.; Sachs, Jeffrey; Kornai, Janos; Collier, Paul; Rodrik, Dani; Birdsall, Nancy; Bourguignon, Francois; Fukunari Kimura; Gunning, Jan Willem; Hoff, Karla; Easterly, William; Islam, Roumeen; Caballero, Ricardo J.; Hammour, Mohamad L.; Banerjee, Abhijit V.; Sakakibar, Eisuke; Lederman, Daniel; Menendez, Ana Maria; Perry, Guillermo; Dyck, I.J.Alexander; Roland, Gerard; Orszag, J. Michael; Orszag, Peter R.; Attanasio, Orazio P.; Szekely, Miguel; Holzman, Robert

Output fluctuations in Latin America - what explains the recent slowdown? (English)

The authors explain Latin America's growth slowdown in 1998-1999. To do so, they use two complementary methodologies. The first aims at determining how much of the slowdown can be explained by specific external factors: the terms of trade, international interest rates, spreads on external debt, capital flows, and climatological factors (El Nino). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2333 MAY 31, 2000

Herrera, Santiago; Perry, Guillermo; Quintero, Neile

Mexico: five years after the crisis (English)

This study identifies the main factors that explain the recovery of the Mexican economy after the currency crisis of 1995. A growth decomposition exercise shows that export growth mitigated somewhat the effect of the crisis in 1995, but contributed only modestly to the recovery afterwards. ... See More +

Working Paper 28951 APR 11, 2000

Lederman, Daniel; Menendez, Ana Maria; Perry, Guillermo; Stiglitz, Joseph

Adjustments after speculative attacks in Latin America and Asia : a tale of two regions? : Ajustes despues de los ataques especulativos en America Latina y Asia - Historia de dos regiones? (Spanish)

The paper analyzes the adjustment process in the aftermath of speculative attacks against the currencies of six countries - Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, Korea, and Thailand. ... See More +

Publication 19607 JAN 01, 2000

Perry, Guillermo; Lederman, Daniel English Disclosed

Beyond the center - decentralizing the State : Mas alla del centro - la descentralizacion del estado (Spanish)

The study focuses on decentralization, referring to the process of returning the political, fiscal, and administrative powers, to sub-national units of government. ... See More +

Publication 19636 JUL 31, 1999

Burki, Shahid Javed; Perry, Guillermo; Dillinger, William; Griffin, Charles; Gutman, Jeffrey; Rojas, Fernando; Webb, Steven; Winkler, Donald English Disclosed

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Inequality in Latin America : determinants and consequences (English)
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FEB 01, 2008 WPS4504 Policy Research Working Paper
Fiscal policy, stabilization, and growth : prudence or abstinence (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 41450 Publication
Latin America and the Caribbean's response to the growth of China and India : overview of research implications research findings and policy implications office (English)
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AUG 01, 2006 66654 Working Paper
Beyond Transition 16 (4) (English)
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OCT 01, 2005 37146 Newsletter Russian
Beyond Transition 16 (4) (Russian)
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OCT 01, 2005 37146 Newsletter English
Cerrar la brecha en educacion y tecnologia (Spanish)
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SEP 30, 2005 34863 Publication
Crecimiento en America Latina en busca del tiempo perdido (Spanish)
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AUG 30, 2005 34862 Publication
Trade for development in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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SEP 10, 2003 32095 Newsletter
Can fiscal rules help reduce macroeconomic volatility in the Latin America and Caribbean Region? (English)
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JUN 30, 2003 WPS3080 Policy Research Working Paper
The anatomy of a multiple crisis : why was Argentina special and what can we learn from it? (English)
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JUN 30, 2003 WPS3081 Policy Research Working Paper
Closing the gap in education and technology (English)
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MAY 30, 2003 27110 Brief Spanish
Closing the gap in education and technology : Cerrando la brecha en educacion y tecnologia (Spanish)
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MAY 30, 2003 27110 Brief English
A questao de genero no Brasil (Portuguese)
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JAN 01, 2003 33341 Working Paper
Estructura del comercio, politica comercial y opciones de politica economica en Centroamerica (Spanish)
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NOV 01, 2002 36213 Working Paper
Tropical bubbles : asset prices in Latin America, 1980-2001 (English)
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NOV 30, 2001 WPS2724 Policy Research Working Paper
Annual World Bank Conference on development economics - 2000 (English)
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JUL 31, 2001 23244 Publication
Output fluctuations in Latin America - what explains the recent slowdown? (English)
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MAY 31, 2000 WPS2333 Policy Research Working Paper
Mexico: five years after the crisis (English)
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APR 11, 2000 28951 Working Paper
Adjustments after speculative attacks in Latin America and Asia : a tale of two regions? : Ajustes despues de los ataques especulativos en America Latina y Asia - Historia de dos regiones? (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2000 19607 Publication English
Beyond the center - decentralizing the State : Mas alla del centro - la descentralizacion del estado (Spanish)
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JUL 31, 1999 19636 Publication English