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Long-run effects of democracy on income inequality : evidence from repeated cross-sections (English)

This paper assesses the link between democracy and inequality. Inequality is measured at the cohort level with pseudo-panel data built from nine Latin American countries' household surveys (1995-2009, biannual). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7153 JAN 01, 2015

Balcazar, Carlos Felipe

OECS ports : an efficiency and performance assessment (English)

Handling charges in Caribbean ports are two to three times higher than in similar ports in other regions of the world. In some cases, it costs significantly less to ship a container to Hong Kong SAR, China, or Europe than it does to ship to a neighboring island no more than 100 miles away. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7162 JAN 01, 2015

Cubas, Diana; Briceno-Garmendia, Cecilia; Bofinger, Heinrich C.

Statement of loans for December 2014 : Latin America and Caribbean (English)

Working Paper 93922 DEC 31, 2014

Party age and party color : new results on the political economy of redistribution and inequality (English)

This paper advances research on inequality with unique, new data on income distribution in 61 countries, including 20 Latin American countries, to explore the effects of political parties on redistribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7129 DEC 01, 2014

Keefer, Philip; Milanovic, Branko

Export shocks and the volatility of returns to schooling : evidence from twelve Latin American economies (English)

This paper builds on previous studies to uncover evidence suggesting that cyclical fluctuations in returns to schooling are determined by fluctuations in foreign demand, which tend to be positively correlated with returns to schooling. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7144 DEC 01, 2014

Lederman, Daniel; Rojas, Diego

Inequality stagnation in Latin America in the aftermath of the global financial crisis (English)

Over the past decade (2003-12), Latin America has experienced strong income growth and a notable reduction in income inequality, with the region's Gini coefficient falling from 55.6 to 51.8. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7146 DEC 01, 2014

Cord, Louise; Barriga Cabanillas, Oscar; Lucchetti, Leonardo; Rodriguez-Castelan, Carlos; Sousa, Liliana D.; Valderrama, Daniel

Benchmarking the determinants of economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region has seen a decade of remarkable growth and income convergence. Growth has been a key driver for reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity. ... See More +

Working Paper 91015 DEC 01, 2014

Araujo, Jorge Thompson; Brueckner, Markus; Clavijo, Mateo; Vostroknutova, Ekaterina; Wacker, Konstantin M.

Statement of loans for November 2014 : Latin America and Caribbean (English)

Working Paper 93436 NOV 30, 2014

Beyond contributory pensions : fourteen experiences with coverage expansion in Latin America (English)

Latin Americaapos;s population is aging, and many among the growing elderly population are not protected by traditional pension schemes. In response, policy makers have been reevaluating their income protection systems so that between 2000 and 2013, the majority of Latin American countries reformed their social pension schemes to provide near-universal coverage for the elderly. ... See More +

Publication 92872 NOV 13, 2014

Rofman, Rafael [editor]; Apella, Ignacio [editor]; Vezza, Evelyn [editor]

Latin America - CLEAR Spanish-speaking Latin America : P132915 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR16315 NOV 03, 2014

Fernandez Ordonez,Elena Ximena

Protected areas and deforestation : new results from high resolution panel data (English)

This paper investigates the effectiveness of protected areas in slowing tropical forest clearing in 64 countries in Asia/Pacific, Africa, and Latin America for the period 2001-2012. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7091 NOV 01, 2014

Blankespoor, Brian; Dasgupta, Susmita; Wheeler, David

Statement of loans for October 2014 : Latin America and Caribbean and others (English)

Working Paper 92734 OCT 31, 2014

Great Teachers : how to raise student learning in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

While the importance of good teaching may be intuitively obvious, over the past decade education research has begun to quantify the high economic stakes around teacher quality. ... See More +

Publication 91839 OCT 30, 2014

Bruns, Barbara; Lugue, Javier

Official Documents- Administration Arrangement between DFATD and IBRD for TF072264 (English)

Trust Fund Administrative Agreement OCT 24, 2014

Grinsteins,Gabriela

Results in the Latin America and Caribbean Region (English)

The Results in the Latin America and Caribbean Region paper discusses how the countries of the region are improving the lives of their people through growth, jobs and government initiatives. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 92211 OCT 14, 2014

Creating jobs and developing skills in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

An Enterprise Survey is a firm-level survey of a representative sample of an economy’s private sector. The surveys cover a broad range of business environment topics including access to finance, competition, corruption, crime, gender, infrastructure, innovation, labor, performance measures, and trade. ... See More +

Brief 92280 OCT 01, 2014

Financing mechanisms for addressing remediation of site contamination (English)

Industrial and commercial facilities provide great economic benefit to communities throughout the world. Unfortunately, many industries use or have used practices and materials which have proven toxic to the environment and to those who live and work near contaminated sites. ... See More +

Working Paper 92955 OCT 01, 2014

Statement of loans for September 2014 : Latin America and Caribbean (English)

Working Paper 91872 SEP 30, 2014

Official Documents- Amendment to the Grant Agreement for TF013175 (English)

Agreement SEP 29, 2014

Altimari Montiel,Fabiola

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Long-run effects of democracy on income inequality : evidence from repeated cross-sections (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7153 Policy Research Working Paper
OECS ports : an efficiency and performance assessment (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7162 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement of loans for December 2014 : Latin America and Caribbean (English)
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DEC 31, 2014 93922 Working Paper
Official Documents- Amendment to the Administration Agreement with the Government of the Swiss Confederation for Additional Contribution to TF071887 (English)
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DEC 16, 2014 Agreement
Party age and party color : new results on the political economy of redistribution and inequality (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7129 Policy Research Working Paper
Export shocks and the volatility of returns to schooling : evidence from twelve Latin American economies (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7144 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality stagnation in Latin America in the aftermath of the global financial crisis (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7146 Policy Research Working Paper
Benchmarking the determinants of economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 91015 Working Paper
Statement of loans for November 2014 : Latin America and Caribbean (English)
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NOV 30, 2014 93436 Working Paper
Beyond contributory pensions : fourteen experiences with coverage expansion in Latin America (English)
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NOV 13, 2014 92872 Publication
Latin America - CLEAR Spanish-speaking Latin America : P132915 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)
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NOV 03, 2014 ISR16315 Implementation Status and Results Report
Protected areas and deforestation : new results from high resolution panel data (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7091 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement of loans for October 2014 : Latin America and Caribbean and others (English)
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OCT 31, 2014 92734 Working Paper
Great Teachers : how to raise student learning in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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OCT 30, 2014 91839 Publication
Official Documents- Administration Arrangement between DFATD and IBRD for TF072264 (English)
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OCT 24, 2014 Trust Fund Administrative Agreement
Results in the Latin America and Caribbean Region (English)
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OCT 14, 2014 92211 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Creating jobs and developing skills in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 92280 Brief
Financing mechanisms for addressing remediation of site contamination (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 92955 Working Paper
Statement of loans for September 2014 : Latin America and Caribbean (English)
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SEP 30, 2014 91872 Working Paper
Official Documents- Amendment to the Grant Agreement for TF013175 (English)
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SEP 29, 2014 Agreement