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Can Latin America tap the globalization upside ? : Can Latin America tap the globalization upside ? (English)

This paper discusses the theoretical arguments in favor of and against economic globalization and, with a view to ascertaining whether Latin America may be able to capture the globalization upside, examines the trends and salient features of Latin Americaapos;s globalization as compared with that of Southeast Asia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6837 APR 01, 2014

de la Torre, Augusto; Didier, Tatiana; Pinat, Magali

High food prices, LAC responses to a new normal (English)

Yet the current situation differs from 2007-2008 in critical respects. First, recent international price increases are more widespread across agricultural commodities than in 2008, when price spikes were led by few grains such as wheat and rice. ... See More +

Working Paper 87932 JAN 01, 2014

Sennhauser, Ethel; Cord, Louise; Torre, Augusto de la Spanish

High food prices, LAC responses to a new normal : El alto precio de los alimentos, respuestas de ALC a una nueva normalidad (Spanish)

Yet the current situation differs from 2007-2008 in critical respects. First, recent international price increases are more widespread across agricultural commodities than in 2008, when price spikes were led by few grains such as wheat and rice. ... See More +

Working Paper 87932 JAN 01, 2014

Sennhauser, Ethel; Cord, Louise; Torre, Augusto de la English

Emerging issues in financial development : lessons from Latin America (English)

Since the 1990s, financial systems around the world, and especially those in developing countries, have gained in soundness, depth, and diversity, prompted in part by a series of financial sector and macroeconomic reforms aimed at fostering a market-driven economy in which finance plays a central role. ... See More +

Publication 83498 DEC 17, 2013

Didier, Tatiana; Schmukler, Sergio L.; Anginer, Deniz; Auqui, Martin; Calderon, Cesar; Ceballos, Francisco; Cortes, Mariano; De la Torre, Augusto; Dapos;Hulster, Katia; Dijkman, Miquel; Feyen, Erik; Gutierrez, Eva; Heysen, Socorro; Ize, Alain; Levy-Yeyati, Eduardo; Peria, Maria Soledad Martinez; Raddatz, Claudio; Seelig, Steven A.; Serven, Luis; Williams, Thomas

Latin Americaapos;s deceleration and the exchange rate buffer (English)

Economic and financial news in the past six months confirm that the external tailwinds that propelled economic activity in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) over the past decade continue to recede. ... See More +

Publication 81896 OCT 01, 2013

de la Torre, Augusto; Yeyati, Eduardo Levy; Pienknagura, Samuel; Didier, Tatiana; Schmukler, Sergio

Toward a conceptual framework for the knowledge bank (English)

This paper proposes some basic elements of a conceptual framework to help organize the thinking about policies that can strengthen the knowledge mission of the World Bank. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6623 SEP 01, 2013

Chioda, Laura; de la Torre, Augusto; Maloney, William F.

The foundations of macroprudential regulation : a conceptual roadmap (English)

This paper examines the conceptual foundations of macroprudential policy by reviewing the literature on financial frictions from a policy perspective that systematically links state interventions to market failures. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6575 AUG 01, 2013

de la Torre, Augusto; Ize, Alain

The rhyme and reason for macroprudential policy : four guideposts to find your bearings (English)

This paper explores the conceptual foundations of macroprudential policy. It does so within a framework that gradually incorporates and interacts two types of frictions (principal-agent and collective action) with two forms of rationality (full and bounded), all in the context of aggregate volatility. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6576 AUG 01, 2013

de la Torre, Augusto; Ize, Alain

Latin America and the Caribbean as tailwinds recede : in search of higher growth (English)

Economic and financial news in the past six months point to a softening of the formidable tailwinds that facilitated the achievement of high growth with social equity in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) over the past decade. ... See More +

Publication 77024 APR 23, 2013

de la Torre, Augusto; Yeyati, Eduardo Levy

Latin America copes with volatility, the dark side of globalization (English)

Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region were bumping against capacity constraints with unemployment reaching historically low levels and economic activity hitting bottlenecks and central banks were thus engaged in combating upward price pressures through tighter monetary policies. ... See More +

Working Paper 77445 APR 01, 2013

Torre, Augusto de la Spanish

Latin America copes with volatility, the dark side of globalization : Latinoamerica hace frente a la volatilidad, el lado oscuro de la globalizacion (Spanish)

Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region were bumping against capacity constraints with unemployment reaching historically low levels and economic activity hitting bottlenecks and central banks were thus engaged in combating upward price pressures through tighter monetary policies. ... See More +

Working Paper 77445 APR 01, 2013

Torre, Augusto de la English

The labor market story behind Latin Americaapos;s transformation (English)

After a robust recovery following the global crisis, Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) has entered into a phase of lower growth dynamics: economic activity in the region is expected to expand by about 3 percent in 2012, after having grown at 4 percent in 2011 and 6 percent in 2010. ... See More +

Publication 73289 OCT 11, 2012

Torre, Augusto de la

The labor market story behind Latin Americaapos;s transformation : El papel del mercado laboral en la transformacion de America Latina (Spanish)

After a robust recovery following the global crisis, Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) has entered into a phase of lower growth dynamics: economic activity in the region is expected to expand by about 3 percent in 2012, after having grown at 4 percent in 2011 and 6 percent in 2010. ... See More +

Publication 73289 OCT 01, 2012

Torre, Augusto de la English

Financial development in Latin America and the Caribbean : the road ahead : El desarrollo financier en America Latina y el Caribe : el camino por delante (Spanish)

The financial systems of the Latin America and the Caribbean region (LAC) are at a crucial juncture. After a history of recurrent instability and crisis (a trademark of the region), they now seem well poised for rapid expansion. ... See More +

Publication 65744 JAN 10, 2012

Torre, Augusto de la; Ize, Alain; Schmukler, Sergio L. English

Risk absorption by the state: when is it good public policy ? (English)

The global financial crisis brought public guarantees to the forefront of the policy debate. Based on a review of the theoretical foundations of public guarantees, this paper concludes that the commonly used justifications for public guarantees based solely on agency frictions (such as adverse selection or lack of collateral) and/or un-internalized externalities are flawed. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5893 DEC 01, 2011

Anginer, Deniz; de la Torre, Augusto; Ize, Alain

Financial development in Latin America and the Caribbean : the road ahead (English)

The financial systems of the Latin America and the Caribbean region (LAC) are at a crucial juncture. After a history of recurrent instability and crisis (a trademark of the region), they now seem well poised for rapid expansion. ... See More +

Publication 65744 NOV 30, 2011

Torre, Augusto de la; Ize, Alain; Schmukler, Sergio L. Spanish

Financial development : structure and dynamics (English)

This paper analyzes the bright and dark sides of the financial development process through the lenses of the four fundamental frictions to which agents are exposed -- information asymmetry, enforcement, collective action, and collective cognition. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5854 OCT 01, 2011

de la Torre, Augusto; Feyen, Erik; Ize, Alain

Latin America and the Caribbeanapos;s long-term growth : made in China (English)

This semiannual report examines short-run and long-run challenges for economic growth for the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region in the aftermath of the 2008-09 global financial crisis. ... See More +

Working Paper 77443 SEP 01, 2011

Torre, Augusto de la; Aedo, Cristian; Walker, Ian Spanish

Latin America and the Caribbeanapos;s long-term growth : made in China : Crecimiento a largo plazo de America Latina y el Caribe : ¿Hecho en China? (Spanish)

This semiannual report examines short-run and long-run challenges for economic growth for the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region in the aftermath of the 2008-09 global financial crisis. ... See More +

Working Paper 77443 SEP 01, 2011

Torre, Augusto de la; Aedo, Cristian; Walker, Ian English

Containing systemic risk : paradigm-based perspectives on regulatory reform (English)

Financial crises can happen for a variety of reasons: (a) nobody really understands what is going on (the collective cognition paradigm); (b) some understand better than others and take advantage of their knowledge (the asymmetric information paradigm); (c) everybody understands, but crises are a natural part of the financial landscape (the costly enforcement paradigm); or (d) everybody understands, yet no one acts because private and social interests do not coincide (the collective action paradigm). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5523 JAN 01, 2011

de la Torre, Augusto; Ize, Alain

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Can Latin America tap the globalization upside ? : Can Latin America tap the globalization upside ? (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6837 Policy Research Working Paper
High food prices, LAC responses to a new normal (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 87932 Working Paper Spanish
High food prices, LAC responses to a new normal : El alto precio de los alimentos, respuestas de ALC a una nueva normalidad (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2014 87932 Working Paper English
Emerging issues in financial development : lessons from Latin America (English)
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DEC 17, 2013 83498 Publication
Latin Americaapos;s deceleration and the exchange rate buffer (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 81896 Publication
Toward a conceptual framework for the knowledge bank (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 WPS6623 Policy Research Working Paper
The foundations of macroprudential regulation : a conceptual roadmap (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6575 Policy Research Working Paper
The rhyme and reason for macroprudential policy : four guideposts to find your bearings (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6576 Policy Research Working Paper
Latin America and the Caribbean as tailwinds recede : in search of higher growth (English)
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APR 23, 2013 77024 Publication
Latin America copes with volatility, the dark side of globalization (English)
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APR 01, 2013 77445 Working Paper Spanish
Latin America copes with volatility, the dark side of globalization : Latinoamerica hace frente a la volatilidad, el lado oscuro de la globalizacion (Spanish)
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APR 01, 2013 77445 Working Paper English
The labor market story behind Latin Americaapos;s transformation (English)
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OCT 11, 2012 73289 Publication
The labor market story behind Latin Americaapos;s transformation : El papel del mercado laboral en la transformacion de America Latina (Spanish)
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OCT 01, 2012 73289 Publication English
Financial development in Latin America and the Caribbean : the road ahead : El desarrollo financier en America Latina y el Caribe : el camino por delante (Spanish)
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JAN 10, 2012 65744 Publication English
Risk absorption by the state: when is it good public policy ? (English)
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DEC 01, 2011 WPS5893 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial development in Latin America and the Caribbean : the road ahead (English)
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NOV 30, 2011 65744 Publication Spanish
Financial development : structure and dynamics (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 WPS5854 Policy Research Working Paper
Latin America and the Caribbeanapos;s long-term growth : made in China (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 77443 Working Paper Spanish
Latin America and the Caribbeanapos;s long-term growth : made in China : Crecimiento a largo plazo de America Latina y el Caribe : ¿Hecho en China? (Spanish)
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SEP 01, 2011 77443 Working Paper English
Containing systemic risk : paradigm-based perspectives on regulatory reform (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 WPS5523 Policy Research Working Paper