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The big switch in Latin America : restoring growth through trade semiannual report 2016 (English)

First, changes in SA export volumes are found to be overwhelmingly responding to the currently sluggish global demand for imports, which more than offsets the effects of the real exchange rate depreciations of recent years. ... See More +

Annual Report 111633 JAN 03, 2017

000380611:Samuel Jaime Pienknagura:spienknagura@; worldbank.org; Disclosed

The commodity cycle in Latin America : mirages and dilemmas (English)

The South American (SA) sub-region of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), on which this report focuses for the most part, is experiencing another episode of stress and uncertainty, much of which is related to the bursting of the commodity price bubble. ... See More +

Publication 105074 APR 01, 2016

De La Torre,Augusto; Ize,Alain; Filippini,Federico; Sasson,Martin Disclosed

Jobs, wages, and the Latin American slowdown : Main report (English)

After a decade of strong growth, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) started to decelerate in mid-2011, on the wake of falling commodity prices and slower growth in the rest of the world, particularly in China and the Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States (G7) countries. ... See More +

Publication 100083 OCT 01, 2015

De La Torre,Augusto; Ize,Alain; Beylis,Guillermo Raul; Lederman,Daniel Disclosed

Jobs, wages, and the Latin American slowdown (Vol. 2) : Resumen ejecutivo (Spanish)

After a decade of strong growth, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) started to decelerate in mid-2011, on the wake of falling commodity prices and slower growth in the rest of the world, particularly in China and the Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States (G7) countries. ... See More +

Publication 100083 OCT 01, 2015

De La Torre,Augusto; Ize,Alain; Beylis,Guillermo Raul; Lederman,Daniel Disclosed

Latin America and the rising south : changing world, changing priorities : Informe principal (Spanish)

The world economy is not what it used to be twenty years ago. For most of the 20th century, the world economy was characterized by developed (North) countries acting as 'center' to a 'periphery' of developing (South) countries. ... See More +

Publication 96467 SEP 30, 2015

De La Torre,Augusto; Didier Brandao,Tatiana; Ize,Alain; Lederman,Daniel; Schmukler,Sergio L. Disclosed

Should Latin America save more to grow faster ? (English)

A widely shared view holds that there is no policy-exploitable causal connection from saving to growth because domestic saving is fully endogenous, optimally determined, or substitutable by foreign saving. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7386 AUG 06, 2015

De La Torre,Augusto; Ize,Alain Disclosed

Latin America and the rising south : changing world, changing priorities (Vol. 2) : América Latina y el ascenso del Sur : nuevas prioridades en un mundo cambiante - panorama general (Spanish)

The world economy is not what it used to be twenty years ago. For most of the 20th century, the world economy was characterized by developed (North) countries acting as 'center' to a 'periphery' of developing (South) countries. ... See More +

Publication 96467 MAY 13, 2015

De La Torre,Augusto; Didier Brandao,Tatiana; Ize,Alain; Lederman,Daniel; Schmukler,Sergio L. Disclosed

Latin America and the rising south : changing world, changing priorities (Vol. 2) : Overview (English)

The world economy is not what it used to be twenty years ago. For most of the 20th century, the world economy was characterized by developed (North) countries acting as 'center' to a 'periphery' of developing (South) countries. ... See More +

Publication 96467 MAY 13, 2015

De La Torre,Augusto; Didier Brandao,Tatiana; Ize,Alain; Lederman,Daniel; Schmukler,Sergio L. Disclosed

Latin America and the rising south : changing world, changing priorities : Main report (English)

The world economy is not what it used to be twenty years ago. For most of the 20th century, the world economy was characterized by developed (North) countries acting as 'center' to a 'periphery' of developing (South) countries. ... See More +

Publication 96467 MAY 13, 2015

De La Torre,Augusto; Didier Brandao,Tatiana; Ize,Alain; Lederman,Daniel; Schmukler,Sergio L. Disclosed

The seven sins of flawed public-private partnerships : Los siete pecados de alianzas público-privadas deficientes (Spanish)

There are three stakeholders in a public-private partnership (PPP), (a) the government in office, (b) private firms (financial and non-financial) and investors (individual and institutional), and (c) final beneficiaries (taxpayers or users, present and future). ... See More +

Working Paper 102050 JAN 01, 2015

De La Torre,Augusto; Rudolph,Heinz P. English Disclosed

The seven sins of flawed public-private partnerships (English)

There are three stakeholders in a public-private partnership (PPP), (a) the government in office, (b) private firms (financial and non-financial) and investors (individual and institutional), and (c) final beneficiaries (taxpayers or users, present and future). ... See More +

Working Paper 102050 JAN 01, 2015

De La Torre,Augusto; Rudolph,Heinz P. Spanish Disclosed

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 America'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 Disclosed

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 Disclosed

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 Disclosed

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; D'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 Disclosed

Latin America'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 Disclosed

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. Disclosed

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 Disclosed

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

This paper explores post-Lehman macroprudential regulation by interacting two types of market failures (principal-agent and collective action) with two cognition modes (unconstrained and constrained) in the context of aggregate risk. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6576 AUG 01, 2013

Ize,Alain; De La Torre,Augusto Disclosed

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 Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
The big switch in Latin America : restoring growth through trade semiannual report 2016 (English)
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JAN 03, 2017 111633 Annual Report
The commodity cycle in Latin America : mirages and dilemmas (English)
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APR 01, 2016 105074 Publication
Jobs, wages, and the Latin American slowdown : Main report (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 100083 Publication
Jobs, wages, and the Latin American slowdown (Vol. 2) : Resumen ejecutivo (Spanish)
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OCT 01, 2015 100083 Publication
Latin America and the rising south : changing world, changing priorities : Informe principal (Spanish)
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SEP 30, 2015 96467 Publication
Should Latin America save more to grow faster ? (English)
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AUG 06, 2015 WPS7386 Policy Research Working Paper
Latin America and the rising south : changing world, changing priorities (Vol. 2) : América Latina y el ascenso del Sur : nuevas prioridades en un mundo cambiante - panorama general (Spanish)
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MAY 13, 2015 96467 Publication
Latin America and the rising south : changing world, changing priorities (Vol. 2) : Overview (English)
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MAY 13, 2015 96467 Publication
Latin America and the rising south : changing world, changing priorities : Main report (English)
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MAY 13, 2015 96467 Publication
The seven sins of flawed public-private partnerships : Los siete pecados de alianzas público-privadas deficientes (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2015 102050 Working Paper English
The seven sins of flawed public-private partnerships (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 102050 Working Paper Spanish
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 : 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
High food prices, LAC responses to a new normal (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 87932 Working Paper Spanish
Emerging issues in financial development : lessons from Latin America (English)
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DEC 17, 2013 83498 Publication
Latin America'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 conceptual foundations of macroprudential policy : a roadmap (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