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Blog: La dinámica de las Cooperativas de Trabajadores

Andrés Dean (iEcon Universidad de la República)
19 September 2014

La idea intuitiva detrás del concepto de degeneración es que las CT (empresas en donde la propiedad y la gestión está en manos de sus trabajadores), como cualquier otra organización, tiene dos maneras de desaparecer: puede disolverse o pueden transformarse en otro tipo de organización sustancialmente diferente.


Book of the week: Complexity and the Art of Public Policy: Solving Society’s Problems from the Bottom Up

17 September 2014
Review by: Eduardo Lora


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16 September 2014


Blog: Evaluando la sostenibilidad fiscal en economías en desarrollo

Alexis Cruz-Rodríguez (Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra)
11 September 2014

La sostenibilidad fiscal ha vuelto a ser un elemento clave en el análisis macroeconómico contemporáneo, tanto para las economías desarrolladas como para las economías emergentes y en desarrollo, debido a los problemas de deuda soberana registrados en los países europeos, los cuales se derivan de la crisis financiera internacional.


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Blog: Foreign direct investment in Latin America and the Caribbean

ECLAC - United Nations
10 September 2014

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Latin America and the Caribbean reached a new all-time high in 2013, at US$ 184.920 billion, 5% more than the 2012 figure. This means that FDI inflows were virtually stable for the third year running, especially measured in nominal terms.


Blog: Does government support lead to productivity growth?

Filipe Lage de Sousa (Fluminense Federal University and Brazilian Development Bank) and Gianmarco Ottaviano (LSE)
9 September 2014

Especially in developing countries credit constraints are often perceived as one of the most important market frictions constraining firm innovation and growth. Huge amounts of public money are being devoted to the removal of such constraints but their effectiveness is still subject to an intense policy debate.


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Blog: Dos grandes desafíos para el mercado laboral a mediano y largo plazo

Marcelo Capello (IERAL)
4 September 2014

Argentina enfrenta el desafío de lograr mercados laborales más inclusivos y promisorios. Entre los problemas sociales y del mercado laboral, un primer conjunto que debe ser focalizado corresponde a aquellos jóvenes de entre 18 y 24 años de edad.


Blog: El mapa de las iniciativas de empleo juvenil

Evelyn Vezza (CEDLAS)
3 September 2014

El Mapa de iniciativas laborales facilita analizar en tiempo y espacio las distintas acciones dirigidas por los gobiernos para mejorar la situación laboral de los jóvenes en América Latina, para encontrar patrones y tendencias en la región.


Blog: El rostro joven de la desigualdad en América Latina

Oficina Regional de la OIT para América Latina y el Caribe
2 September 2014

La falta de trabajo decente compromete el futuro de millones de jóvenes en América Latina, y es a la vez causa y consecuencia de la persistente situación de desigualdad en la región.


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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?


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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.

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Find the latest research papers presented in the most recent conferences and workshops of the 2014 LACEA networks.

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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