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Blog: Niñas, niños y adolescentes en movimiento: dimensión y respuesta pública desde la protección social - Un análisis de la migración venezolana en países de América Latina y el Caribe

Lucas Sato
May 13, 2022

El número de venezolanos que huyen de la crisis económica, política y social del país ha crecido rápidamente en los últimos años. Desde finales de 2018 hasta febrero de 2021, 2.8 millones de venezolanos huyeron del país, alcanzando un total de 5.4 millones de desplazados. Casi el 80 por ciento de ellos emigraron a otros países de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC), en particular a Colombia, Perú, Chile, Ecuador y Brasil en América del Sur; Panamá en América Central; y Trinidad y Tobago en el Caribe.

Blog: AI Procurement in a Box: Lessons in best practice from Brazil

Clara Clemente Langevin, Rafael Fassio and Julien Marc Hannigan Pigot (Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution)
May 11, 2022

Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies can transform the deployment of government operations by expanding services, improving efficiency, and implementing cost-reduction improvements. However, the inherent risks of using these technologies can be challenging to predict, especially in governmental entities that do not yet have adequate institutional capacities to implement AI systems.

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New entries as of May 10, 2022

Blog: Droughts could increase migration by at least 200%, says new study

Gregory Filiano (Stony Brook University)
May 6, 2022

A new study analyzes potential drought-induced human migration around the world for the rest of the 21st century. Overall, projections show there will be a massive increase in drought-induced migration in the coming years - 200% more based on the optimistic climate projections. And if world leaders fail to cooperate on climate change mitigation measures, it could be as high as 500% more. Human migration due to droughts will increase by at least 200% as we move through the 21st century, research indicates.

The 2022 Annual Meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) and the Latin American Meeting of the Econometric Society (LAMES) will take place in a hybrid format on November 3-5, 2022, and will be hosted by Universidad del Pacífico, Lima - Perú. Confirmed keynote speakers Orazio Attanasio (Yale), Carmen Reinhardt (Banco Mundial), James Robinson (Chicago University) and Guido Tabellini (Bocconi University) Authors are invited to submit theoretical and empirical papers in all areas of economics and econometrics. Only full papers will be considered. All papers and abstracts must be written in English and submitted electronically as a single PDF file before June 15, 2022. For more information please visit the conference web-site.
We look forward to meeting you all in Lima, Perú!

Blog: Latin America Faces Unusually High Risks

Santiago Acosta-Ormaechea, Ilan Goldfajn and Jorge Roldos
May 4, 2022

The War in Ukraine, higher inflation, tighter financial conditions, economic decelerations of key trading partners, and social discontent may dim growth prospects. The war in Ukraine is shaking the global economy and raising uncertainty about the outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean. The impact is being felt in Latin America through higher inflation that is affecting real incomes, especially of the most vulnerable. Policymakers are reacting to this challenge by tightening monetary policy and implementing measures to soften the blow on the most vulnerable and contain the risks of social unrest.

Working papers: Latest Research

New entries as of May 3, 2022

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