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Cobertura: 2007 al presente. Idioma(s): Inglés y español. Periodicidad: Irregular. Contenido: Esta colección reúne un conjunto de documentos monográficos, resultantes de los estudios e investigaciones de la CEPAL. Responsable: Oficina de la CEPAL en Washington. ISSN: 1727-9909.


  • Multilateral development banks in Latin America: Recent trends, the response to the pandemic, and the forthcoming role 

    Fleiss, Pablo (2021-05-25)
    The COVID-19 crisis has hit Latin America and the Caribbean harder than any other developing region. In 2020 the regional GDP will experience its greatest decline in 120 years. The pandemic represents a formidable social challenge, exposing all the regions’ endemic problems. Against this backdrop, this paper analyses the Multilateral Development Banks ...
  • ECLA, Washington and Inter-American Economic Relations, 1948–1968 

    Cohen, Isaac (2020-09-23)
    Inter-American economic relations underwent significant changes since the end of World War II, with the creation of hemispheric institutions, such as the Organization of American States (OAS) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLA). This document examines two decades of interaction on economic affairs between the Latin ...
  • Financing development in Latin America and the Caribbean: The role and perspectives of multilateral development banks 

    Artecona, Raquel | Bisogno, Marcelo | Fleiss, Pablo (2019-05-16)
    This paper analyses the role that Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) have played in financing development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and what their role will be in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In a context where multilateralism is severely questioned, donor countries are moving their resources away from ...
  • Sovereign credit ratings in Latin America and the Caribbean: Trends and impact on debt spreads 

    Bustillo, Inés | Perrotti, Daniel E. | Velloso, Helvia (2018-12-17)
    Due to historically low internal saving rates, access to external financing is very important to Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), even more so in the context of the 2030 Agenda and the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Public financing falls short of what is needed for this task and must be complemented with private ...
  • Labour issues in the digital economy 

    Artecona, Raquel | Chau, Terence (2017-08)
    Digital work platforms are transforming labor markets around the world. Firms that own, manage and deploy these work platforms have reframed employer–worker relations by defining their core business as the provision of the technology that enables certain services to be provided rather than the provision of those services, and offering their workers ...
  • Access to medicines and incentives for innovation: The balance struck in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on intellectual property (patent and data exclusivity) protection for pharmaceutical products 

    Artecona, Raquel | Plank-Brumback, Rosine M. (2016-11)
    This study addresses the balance struck under the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) between the right to health and access to medicines and the need to maintain the economic incentives to spur innovation and research and development through intellectual property protection. The analysis focuses on the patent and data-related intellectual ...
  • Puerto Rico: Fiscal and economic growth challenges 

    Bustillo, Inés | Velloso, Helvia (2015-10)
    The objective of this paper is to assess the challenges that Puerto Rico’s economy is currently facing. Puerto Rico’s development experience in the postwar period is briefly discussed in order to understand the nature of the island’s current situation. Puerto Rico’s recent economic performance, credit position, debt situation and fiscal conditions, ...
  • Energía y políticas públicas en los Estados Unidos: una relación virtuosa para el desarrollo de fuentes no convencionales 

    Bustillo, Inés | Artecona, Raquel | Makhoul, Isabel | Perrotti, Daniel E. (2015-10)
    En la última década, la producción de gas y petróleo a partir de formaciones de esquisto han crecido exponencialmente en los Estados Unidos. Una historia breve de esta auténtica revolución podría fundamentarse en el hecho de que en la década de los 2000 los precios de estas fuentes energéticas subieron considerablemente, lo que habría llevado a varias ...
  • Global financial rulemaking and small economies 

    Artecona, Raquel | Bustillo, Inés (2015-07)
    This paper addresses some unintended consequences of global financial regulation and international tax evasion prevention and their impact on small economies. It explores how failure to recognize countries’ differing access to finance and varying costs of funding as well as the high costs of complying with financial regulations may overlook some ...
  • The global financial crisis: what happened and what’s next 

    Bustillo, Inés | Velloso, Helvia (2009-02)
    Global economic conditions have been deteriorating sharply since mid- September 2008. Lending has dropped abruptly, credit spreads have widened sharply, stock markets have plunged and economies everywhere are stumbling. Governments around the world have undertaken unprecedented measures, including some coordinated intervention. However, global ...

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