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The biodiesel market and public policy: a comparative analysis of Argentina and Brazil
This article presents a comparative case study of the institutional aspects of policymaking and the impacts that this has had on the development of the biodiesel market in Argentina and Brazil. The study draws upon an analysis of the policymaking process and, based on the available statistical evidence, discusses how this has influenced the market's ...
The idea of citizenship in the Latin American debate
This article looks at some of the most significant contributions to the contemporary Latin American debate on citizenship. The subject has taken on central importance in the justification of public policy throughout the continent, chiefly because it allows the approach taken to the social question to be based on active integration of economic, ...
Bolivia's commodity price shock
Employment and structural mobility. Revisiting a Prebischian theme
Division, The 1980s and 1990s were decades in which spurious labour absorption, meaning rapid growth in low-productivity jobs, took place on a large scale in most of the Latin American countries. This was a major setback to expectations about reforms that had sought to internationalize the countries' economies and position them as competitive, ...
Exchange rate regimes and macroeconomic performance in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico
This paper deals with the ways in which the exchange rate regimes of Argentina, Brazil and Mexico shaped the macroeconomic performance of those countries over the period 1994-2003. The purpose of the analysis is to draw lessons for Latin American and other countries on whether and how the choice of the exchange rate regime can help sustained growth. ...
The dynamic of employment in Chilean industry
This paper uses descriptive and parametric information to analyse the dynamic of employment in Chilean industry at the industrial plant level between 1979 and 2000. It examines job creation, destruction and turnover and investigates the link between these and the business cycle, sectoral characteristics and plant size. It finds evidence of procyclical ...