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Publications (55)

– Scope and limits
Andrés Solimano, Diego Calderón Guajardo - Oxford University Press, 2018

From the book: Extractive Industries

This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Guillermo Cruces, Gary S. Fields, David Jaume, Mariana Viollaz - Oxford University Press, 2017

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. This book examines the links between economic growth, changing employment...

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– Scope and limits
Andrés Solimano, Diego Calderón Guajardo - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Historically, Chile has been an economy dominated by mineral and agro-industrial products and subject to frequent external shocks particularly in copper prices. Since the 1980s, the authorities have developed various mechanisms to cope with these shocks and dampen their effects on the domestic...

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– Effects on poverty and redistribution
Verónica Amarante, Martin Brun - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

In this paper, we present comparative evidence for eight Latin American countries regarding design and effects of cash transfers (CTs). On the basis of household survey data, we analyse their coverage, importance in household income, and effects on poverty reduction and income redistribution.We...

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– How elites influence tax legislation in Latin America
Juan A. Bogliaccini, Juan Pablo Luna - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper proposes to understand a singular but salient factor that enables the wealthy to deflect their tax burden downwards: elites’ political leverage to shape legislation via their capacity to influence political actors and policy outcomes. The analysis sheds light on alternative...

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– Chile country study
Guillermo Cruces, Gary S. Fields, David Jaume, Mariana Viollaz - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

During the 2000s Chile achieved rapid economic growth and improved most labour market indicators: the unemployment rate fell; the mix of employment by occupational position and sector improved; the educational level of the employed population, the percentage of registered workers, and labour...

– Achievements, Failures, and Dilemmas
Andrés Solimano - Oxford University Press, 2013 - Oxford, UK
– Lessons from Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic
Eliana Cardoso - Oxford University Press, 2013 - Oxford, UK
Blog
– Mobility and Vulnerability in Latin America and the Caribbean
Luis F. López-Calva - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

Luis-Felipe Lopez-Calva [1] The concept of social class and specifically middle class, has been widely discussed in sociology and other social sciences, but mostly ignored in modern economics. In practice, the middle class has been defined in terms of income, consumption patterns, occupational...

Blog
Tony Addison - UNU-WIDER, 2012 - Helsinki, Finland

Tony Addison This month saw the visit of Kaushik Basu, the World Bank’s new Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Development Economics, to talk about the global crisis and the impact on emerging economies at a UNU-WIDER seminar. You can see a video interview with Kaushik...

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Florencia Torche, Luis F. López-Calva - UNU-WIDER, 2012 - Helsinki, Finland

Using panel datasets from Mexico and Chile for the 2000s, we examine the determinants of middle-class intra-generational mobility. We define the middle class by means of a latent index of economic wellbeing that is less sensitive to short-term fluctuation and measurement error than standard...

Blog
Andrés Solimano - UNU-WIDER, 2012 - Helsinki, Finland

Andrés Solimano Chile underwent a free market revolution initiated by the Pinochet regime in the 1970s and 1980s. A very similar model, with some amendments, was followed after the restoration of democracy in the 1990s and 2000s by the social democratic governments. This economic...

Blog
Tony Addison - UNU-WIDER, 2012 - Helsinki, Finland

Tony Addison Finland traditionally celebrates the start of summer on 1st May (the ‘Vappu’ holiday), and UNU-WIDER currently basks in warm sunshine. At this point in the year the daylight lasts for 18 hours, with everyone taking advantage of the long, light evenings. In winter, the...

Book Chapter
– Improving Diagnosis and the Need to Shift the Understanding of Urban Inequality from Fixed Enclaves to Mobile Gradients
Paola Jirón - , 2012
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