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Blog: Doing Business in Latin America and the Caribbean

World Bank
28 August 2014

The Doing Business report sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. It measures and tracks changes in regulations affecting 10 areas in the life cycle of a business.


Book of the week: Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism that Serves Humanity's Most Pressing Needs

27 August 2014
Review by: Ricardo Hausmann (Center for International Development - Harvard)


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New entries on 26 August 2014


Blog: The Politics of the diffusion of Conditional Cash Transfers in Latin America

Paola Peña Berdugo
25 August 2014

In the first decade of the 21st century Latin America has experienced two important transformations. The political scenario of the region has been marked by the rise to power of Leftist presidential candidates in various Latin American countries. Similarly, the region has experienced the emergence and rapid expansion of social assistance programmes or anti-poverty transfer programmes that are commonly known as Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs). What is the relation between those two circumstances?


Opportunities: Call for papers

  • International Trade & Academic Research Conference (ITARC)
  • LASA2015 – XXXIII International Congress: Precariedades, exclusiones, emergencias
  • Sobre México - Journal de Economía de la Universidad Iberoamericana,Ciudad de México

Blog: The Evolution of the Middle Class in Latin America

Leopoldo Tornarolli (CEDLAS)
21 August 2014

In several Latin American countries the middle class has not historically represented a significant proportion of the population. However, during the last few years, most countries in the region have experienced economic growth accompanied by decreases in income inequality, which has resulted in an increase in the share of the population belonging to the middle class in Latin America.


Book of the week: Descentralización y equilibrio de poderes en América Latina

20 August 2014
Review by: Julián Arévalo y Gabriel Angarita (Universidad Externado de Colombia)


Research highlights

19 August 2014


Blog: La inclusión y la estabilidad financieras

María José Roa (CEMLA)
14 August 2014

Para garantizar la estabilidad del sistema financiero, no solamente es necesario proveer de un mayor acceso financiero a la población. Es necesario que esa población use los productos y servicios financieros con frecuencia y de forma diversa.


Opportunities: Jobs and Contests

  • Assistant professor at Universidad de Chile (3 positions)
  • Tenure-track position at Universidad del Pacífico Perú (4 positions)
  • Concurso regional de iniciativas para promover la igualdad de género en América Latina del Banco Mundial

Blog: La pobreza es un gran negocio

Eduardo Lora
11 August 2014

Las más nefastas estrategias económicas son las que se han vendido en nombre de los pobres. Es más efectivo el progreso social que resulta de economías bien manejadas, de instituciones que limitan el poder de los políticos, y de reglas iguales para todos que facilitan la inversión y la creación de empleo.


Research Highlights

8 August 2014


Blog: What can be done to lower unemployment rates in the Caribbean?

Magda Kandil (IMF)
6 August 2014

By identifying the main determinants of employment in the Caribbean during the last years, some policy recommendations and structural reforms towards sustaining high employment growth and higher living standards, can be outlined.


Teaching Resources: MOOC Economics

5 August 2014

Courses starting soon: Climate Change by University of Melbourne; Introduction to Computational Finance and Financial Econometrics by University of Washington; Introduction to Water and Climate by University of Melbourne; Age of Globalization by UTAustinX.


Blog: Una mirada al trabajo infantil en Bolivia

Gabriela Olivarez (INESAD)
4 August 2014

La polémica en torno al trabajo infantil tomó fuerza en Bolivia recientemente con la aprobación del Nuevo Código Niño, Niña y Adolescente (CNNA); que establece una jornada laboral de máximo 6 horas para los niños buscando que el tiempo restante sea destinado a sus estudios.


Blog: Balance de mitad de año en Argentina: el tiempo pasa, los problemas quedan

José Fanelli (CEDES)
31 july 2014 - La buena noticia es, sin dudas, que estamos en julio y hasta ahora se logró evitar que las tormentas de fines de 2013 devinieran en temporal. La mala noticia es que los desequilibrios que amenazaban la estabilidad macroeconómica persisten y que, a diferencia de 2013, en 2014 la economía ya está en recesión.


Book of the week: Aid on the Edge of Chaos: Rethinking International Cooperation in a Complex World

Review by: Eduardo Lora


Blog: Una estrategia de crecimiento para los más pobres

Victor A. Beker (Universidad de Buenos Aires y Universidad de Belgrano) 
29 July 2014

Entre la desigualdad y la pobreza, ¿qué combatimos primero? Muchos dirán que deben perseguirse ambos objetivos simultáneamente. ¡Ojalá la respuesta fuera así de simple!

 

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AL CAPONE
4th meeting - Sao Paulo School of Economics, April 24-25, 2014.
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ECONOMIA
Spring 2014, Volume 14, Number 2
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IMPACT EVALUATION NETWORK 
7th Annual Meeting - Lima, October 25th and 26th, 2013.

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LABOR NETWORK
2nd Meeting - 
Cartagena, May 22nd – 23rd, 2014
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NETWORK ON INEQUALITY AND POVERTY
2013 México and 2014 Chile
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POLITICAL ECONOMY GROUP 
14th Meeting - Bogota, May 29-30, 2014 
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TRADE, GROWTH AND INTEGRATION NETWORK (TIGN)
5th meeting - Universidad de Chile, May 24 and 25, 2014
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