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1.

Technology and Child Development: Evidence from the One Laptop Per Child Program

IDB Working Paper No. IDB-WP-304
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 01 Apr 2012
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Inter-American Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN

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2.

The Economics of Natural Disasters: A Survey

IDB Working Paper No. 35
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 21 Apr 2011
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Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) - Research Department and University of Hawaii - Department of Economics
Downloads 2,705
3.

Foreign Direct Investment: Good Cholesterol?

IADB, Research Department Working Paper No. 417
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 11 Dec 2000
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Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

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4.

Natural Disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean: An Overview of Risk

IDB Working Paper No. 364
Number of pages: 104 Posted: 21 Apr 2011
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affiliation not provided to SSRN
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5.

Structural Reforms in Latin America: What Has Been Reformed and How to Measure it

IADB Research Department Working Paper No. 466
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 19 Jun 2006
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Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) - Research Department

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6.

Do We Know What Works? A Systematic Review of Impact Evaluations of Social Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean

Number of pages: 144 Posted: 28 Jun 2007
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Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
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7.

Bank Capital and Loan Loss Reserves Under Basel Ii: Implications for Emerging Countries

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3437
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
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World Bank, World Bank and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella - School of Business
Downloads 889
8.

The Roots of Banking Crises: The Macroeconomic Context

IDB Working Paper No. 262
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 20 Apr 2011
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affiliation not provided to SSRN and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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9.

Rising Inequality in Mexico: Returns to Household Characteristics and the 'Chiapas Effect'

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 01 Nov 1999
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Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), World Bank and Tulane University
Downloads 642
10.

Should the Government Be in the Banking Business? The Role of State-Owned and Development Banks

IDB Working Paper No. 428
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 25 Apr 2011
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Universidad Torcuato Di Tella - School of Business, University of Chile and United Nations - Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
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11.

Should Latin America Fear China?

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 02 Nov 2004
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Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) - Research Department

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12.

Is FDI a Safer Form of Investment

IADB Research Department Working Paper No. 416
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 06 Nov 2000
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Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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13.

Financial Turmoil and Choice of Exchange Rate Regime

IDB Working Paper No. 331
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 21 Apr 2011
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Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), affiliation not provided to SSRN, Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
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14.

Fiscal Decentralization and Government Size in Latin America

IDB Working Paper No. 304
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 20 Apr 2011
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Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

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15.

Bank Ownership and Performance

IDB Working Paper No. 429
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 25 Apr 2011
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University of Chile, United Nations - Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and affiliation not provided to SSRN

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16.

On Compulsory Voting and Income Inequality in a Cross-Section of Countries

IDB Working Paper No. 444
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 25 Apr 2011
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University of Ottawa and George Washington University
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17.

Foreign Direct Investment: Good Cholesterol?

IDB Working Paper No. 348
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 21 Apr 2011
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Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

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18.

New Century, Old Disparities: Gender and Ethnic Wage Gaps in Latin America

IDB Working Paper No. 25
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 20 Apr 2011
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University of Pennsylvania, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and affiliation not provided to SSRN

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19.

The Size and Composition of Government Spending in Multi-Party Systems

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 04 Mar 2009
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Research Department - Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and George Mason University - Center for Study of Public Choice
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20.

Regional Integration and the Location of FDI

IDB Working Paper No. 414
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 25 Apr 2011
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Universidad Torcuato Di Tella - School of Business, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

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21.

Political Institutions and Growth Collapses

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 22 May 2000
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Fedesarrollo, United Nations - Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IRPS), Economics

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22.

What's Wrong with International Financial Markets?

IADB Research Dept. Working Paper No. 429
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 07 Jun 2001
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Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

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23.

Varieties of Capital-Market Crises

IDB Working Paper No. 250
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 20 Apr 2011
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Columbia University - School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA)
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24.

Measuring Aid Flows: A New Approach

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2050; Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Working Paper No. 387
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 16 Aug 2000
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World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and World Bank - Office of the Chief Economist

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25.

Political Institutions and Policy Outcomes in Colombia: The Effects of the 1991 Constitution

IDB Working Paper No. 203
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 19 Apr 2011
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Fedesarrollo, affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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26.

Export Pioneers in Latin America

IDB Book No. IDB-BK-107, Columbia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 421
Number of pages: 329 Posted: 09 Jun 2012
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Columbia University - Columbia Law School, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
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27.

Persistent Poverty and Excess Inequality: Latin America, 1970-1995

IDB Working Paper No. 294
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 20 Apr 2011
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affiliation not provided to SSRN and Center for Education and Social Studies
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28.

Social Exclusion and the Two-Tiered Healthcare System of Brazil

IDB Working Paper No. 148
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 19 Apr 2011
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FEA-USP and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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29.

Innovation, R&D Investment and Productivity in Chile

IDB Working Paper No. 64
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 25 Apr 2011
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University of Chile - Department of Economics, University of Chile - Department of Economics and Universidad Alberto Hurtado
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30.

The Integrated Macroeconomic Model for Poverty Analysis: A Quantitative Macroeconomic Framework for the Analysis of Poverty Reduction Strategies

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3092
Number of pages: 126 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
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University of Manchester - School of Social Sciences, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) - Research Department and World Bank
Downloads 297
31.

The Surge in Capital Inflows to Developing Countries: Prospects and Policy Response

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 1473
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
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Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Williams College - Department of Economics
Downloads 285
32.

What Makes Reforms Likely? Timing and Sequencing of Structural Reforms in Latin America

IADB Working Paper No. W-424
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 25 Sep 2000
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Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) - Research Department

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Managing Fiscal Policy in Latin America and the Caribbean: Volatility, Procyclicality, and Limited Creditworthiness

IDB Working Paper No. 269
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 20 Apr 2011
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affiliation not provided to SSRN, Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Bocconi University - Department of Economics and Centro de Estudios de la Realidad Economica y Social (CERES)
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34.

Money Laundering and its Regulation

IDB Working Paper No. 493
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 25 Apr 2011
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University of Ottawa and Dongeui University

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Structural Reforms in Latin America: What Has Been Reformed and How to Measure it (Updated Version)

IDB Working Paper No. IDB-WP-346
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 17 Feb 2013
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Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) - Research Department
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36.

Political Institutions, Policymaking Processes and Policy Outcomes in Brazil

IDB Working Paper No. 204
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 19 Apr 2011
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Ostrom Workshop, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Universidade de Brasilia and Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV)
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37.

Corporate Governance in Latin America

IDB Working Paper No. 494
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 25 Apr 2011
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University of Ottawa and Dongeui University
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38.

An Economic Analysis of Unemployment in Trinidad and Tobago

IDB Working Paper No. 316
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 21 Apr 2011
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University of the West Indies (Saint Augustine)
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39.

Nature, Development, and Distribution in Latin America. Evidence on the Role of Geography, Climate, and Natural Resources

IDB Working Paper No. 313
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 20 Apr 2011
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affiliation not provided to SSRN and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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The Emergence of New Successful Export Activities in Latin America: The Case of Chile

IDB Working Paper No. 236
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 12 Apr 2011
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University of Chile - Department of Economics and University of Chile - Department of Economics
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41.

The Educational Gender Gap in Latin America and the Caribbean

IDB Working Paper No. 502
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 25 Apr 2011
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Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), University of Maryland - Department of Economics, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
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42.

Political Particularism Around the World

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 06 Oct 2001
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Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IRPS), Economics, Fedesarrollo, United Nations - Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
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43.

Politics and Exchange Rates: A Cross-Country Approach to Latin America

IDB Working Paper No. 137
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 19 Apr 2011
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Harvard University, Deutsche Bank and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
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44.

Structural Reforms in Latin America Under Scrutiny

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 30 May 2002
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United Nations - Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) - Research Department

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45.

The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Policy in Latin America: An Analytical Overview

IDB Working Paper No. 136
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 19 Apr 2011
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Harvard University and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
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46.

The Political Economy of Productivity in Brazil

IDB Working Paper No. 21
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 12 Apr 2011
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Ostrom Workshop, Universidade de Brasilia, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco and Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV)
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Currency Mismatches, Balance-Sheet Effects and Hedging in Chilean Non-Financial Corporations

IDB Working Paper No. 432
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 25 Apr 2011
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Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), University of Chile - Department of Business Administration and Central Bank of Chile

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48.

Reform and Growth in Latin America: All Pain, No Gain?

IADB, Research Department Working Paper No. 351
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 04 Dec 2000
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Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Williams College - Department of Economics

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49.

Do Credit Rating Agencies Add Value? Evidence from the Sovereign Rating Business Institutions

IDB Working Paper No. 546
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 25 Apr 2011
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Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) - Research Department, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella - School of Business and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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The Millennium Development Goals in Latin America and the Caribbean: Progress, Priorities and IDB Support for Their Implementation

Number of pages: 92 Posted: 02 Feb 2010
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Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
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