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    • COVID-19 and social protection of poor and vulnerable groups in Latin America: a conceptual framework 

      Lustig, Nora | Tommasi, Mariano (2020-12-31)
      The growing crisis caused by the coronavirus disease pandemic has dire implications for Latin American societies. As is often the case, the most vulnerable sectors of society —especially those living in extreme poverty— are being hit the hardest. This article identifies strategies and specific responses designed to achieve three goals: (i) reduce ...
    • Central America and the pandemic: macroeconomic policy challenges 

      Moreno Brid, Juan Carlos | Morales López, Rodrigo Alfonso (2020-12-31)
      This article has a twofold purpose: to describe the social and economic situation in the countries of the Central American subregion prior to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and to provide a comparative analysis of the macroeconomic policies introduced by the governments of these countries in response to this health crisis. As a central ...
    • Hyper-fortunes and the super-rich: why a wealth tax makes sense 

      López, Ramón | Sturla Zerene, Gino (2020-12-31)
      This article proposes a model to estimate the wealth of the richest groups in society and to design an efficient wealth tax system. For design and implementation issues, it reviews comparative international experience and provides an analytical discussion of the effects of a wealth tax, reviewing the main criticisms that orthodox economists have ...
    • Women’s economic autonomy during the COVID-19 pandemic 

      Bidegain Ponte, Nicole | Scuro Somma, Lucía | Vaca-Trigo, Iliana (2020-12-31)
      This article is a contribution to the debate on the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on gender inequalities in Latin America and the Caribbean, with a focus on women’s economic autonomy. Through a review of the contributions of feminist economics and an analysis of the empirical evidence, it identifies a deterioration in the indicators associated ...
    • A “new normal” as a “new essential”? COVID-19, digital transformations and employment structures 

      Savona, María (2020-12-31)
      This paper explores the new policy challenges that have emerged as a result of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The “new normal” should acknowledge the “new essential” in terms of jobs and sectors. First, the paper examines the trade-off between health policies and anti-recessionary policies. It studies the economic impact of lockdown ...
    • The health economy in Mexico 

      Lomelí Vanegas, Eduardo (2020-12-31)
      The global health crisis caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has highlighted the important connection between the economy and health. This relationship exists at the microeconomic, macroeconomic and institutional levels, as health markets tend to suffer from market failures; health expenditure tends to increase as a percentage ...
    • Unbridled liberalism and a pandemic: at a crossroads between techno authoritarianism and a new social order 

      Dosi, Giovanni (2020-12-31)
      This paper analyses some of the trends in global capitalism prior to the pandemic and some specificities of the latter that are likely to place the global economy at a crossroads between maintaining the prevailing trend of techno authoritarianism in the governance of countries and a change in the social order. It describes the arrival of the pandemic ...
    • The COVID-19 crisis and the structural problems of Latin America and the Caribbean: responding to the emergency with a long-term perspective 

      Abeles, Martín | Pérez Caldentey, Esteban | Porcile, Gabriel (2020-12-31)
      The economies of Latin America and the Caribbean have been slipping behind in the global economy, weighed down by structural problems that hinder their capacity to grow and absorb technology. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has not only brought these structural problems into sharper relief, but has also exacerbated them, by reinforcing ...
    • Brazil: the effects of COVID-19 and recovery 

      Bresser Pereira, Luiz Carlos (2020-12-31)
      This article analyses the effects of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Brazil’s population and economy, including its high mortality rate per 100,000 inhabitants and its slow stabilization. A brief comparison is made with what is happening in a similar Latin American country, Argentina, where the results in terms of mortality per 100,000 inhabitants ...
    • Why the rich always stay rich (no matter what, no matter the cost) 

      Palma, José Gabriel (2020-12-31)
      This article returns to the Ricardian tradition of understanding income distribution as the outcome of an “antagonistic” conflict with a multiplicity of actors and struggles, where history, politics and institutions matter as much as economic “fundamentals”. Because this relates to the political sphere, there are no purely logical solutions to the ...