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  1. I examine the contribution of institutional breakdowns to long-run development, drawing on Argentina’s unique departure from a rich country on the eve of World War I to an underdeveloped one today. The empiric...

    Authors: Rok Spruk

    Citation: Latin American Economic Review 2019 28:16

    Content type: Research Article

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  2. This paper discusses the transportation challenges that urban areas in Latin America and the Caribbean face and reviews the causal evidence on the impact brought by different urban transport system interventio...

    Authors: Patricia Yañez-Pagans, Daniel Martinez, Oscar A. Mitnik, Lynn Scholl and Antonia Vazquez

    Citation: Latin American Economic Review 2019 28:15

    Content type: Research Article

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  3. Strategies based on growth and inequality reduction require a long-run horizon, and this paper therefore argues that those strategies need to be complemented by poverty alleviation programs. With regards to su...

    Authors: Martin Caruso Bloeck, Sebastian Galiani and Federico Weinschelbaum

    Citation: Latin American Economic Review 2019 28:14

    Content type: Research Article

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  4. A central argument for increased protections of property rights (PR) is the role they play in encouraging economic transactions, investment and economic growth. Likewise, the utilitarian justification of intel...

    Authors: Amina Ahmed Lahsen and Alan T. Piper

    Citation: Latin American Economic Review 2019 28:12

    Content type: Research Article

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  5. Global air pollution continues to increase across the world, and Mexico City is one of the most polluted cities in the western hemisphere. This paper considers the tradeoff between wages, housing characteristi...

    Authors: Matías Fontenla, M. Ben Goodwin and Fidel Gonzalez

    Citation: Latin American Economic Review 2019 28:11

    Content type: Research Article

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  6. This study provides insight into sustainability challenges in Venezuela by exploring the causal interactions between oil price, energy consumption and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in Venezuela. Economic growth,...

    Authors: Tobechi F. Agbanike, Chinazaekpere Nwani, Uwazie I. Uwazie, Lasbrey I. Anochiwa, Thank-God C. Onoja and Ikwor O. Ogbonnaya

    Citation: Latin American Economic Review 2019 28:8

    Content type: Research Article

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  7. This paper uses different approaches to determine the contribution of internal policies and external factors on the good performance of the Bolivian economy in the recent past. It is demonstrated that the extr...

    Authors: Rómulo A. Chumacero

    Citation: Latin American Economic Review 2019 28:7

    Content type: Research Article

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  8. Using data from 6378 Mexican firms for the 2012–2013 period, this paper estimates the effect of competition with China for the US market on the innovation efforts of the Mexican manufacturing sector. After con...

    Authors: Liliana Meza-González and Jaime Marie Sepulveda

    Citation: Latin American Economic Review 2019 28:5

    Content type: Research Article

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  9. The delimitation of functional spatial units or functional territories is an important topic in regional science and economic geography, since the empirical verification of many causal relationships is affecte...

    Authors: Julio A. Berdegué, Tatiana Hiller, Juan Mauricio Ramírez, Santiago Satizábal, Isidro Soloaga, Juan Soto, Miguel Uribe and Olga Vargas

    Citation: Latin American Economic Review 2019 28:4

    Content type: Research

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  10. In January 2014, Mexico addressed its epidemic of obesity by implementing an excise tax of 1 peso (1 MXN) per liter on soft drinks. This study evaluates the pass-through of the tax, the influence on the tax of...

    Authors: Raymundo M. Campos-Vázquez and Eduardo M. Medina-Cortina

    Citation: Latin American Economic Review 2019 28:3

    Content type: Research Article

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  11. Because of the lack of econometric studies in relevance to the link between tourism and renewable energy, the goal of this study is to remedy this lack and to explore the causal relationships between renewable...

    Authors: Mehdi Ben Jebli, Slim Ben Youssef and Nicholas Apergis

    Citation: Latin American Economic Review 2019 28:2

    Content type: Research

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  12. This paper analyses the efficiency of Argentinean public universities and its determinants over a 10-year period (2004–2013). We quantify the effect on the efficiency scores of a set of institutional variables...

    Authors: Facundo Quiroga-Martínez, Esteban Fernández-Vázquez and Catalina Lucía Alberto

    Citation: Latin American Economic Review 2018 27:14

    Content type: Research

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  13. In this study, we examine the contributions of growth and redistribution to poverty reduction in Mexico during the period from 1992 to 2014, using repeated cross-section household data. We first decompose the ...

    Authors: Alberto Javier Iniguez-Montiel and Takashi Kurosaki

    Citation: Latin American Economic Review 2018 27:12

    Content type: Research

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  14. The allocation of resources to defence and national security is influenced by several factors, both domestic and external. Empirical findings suggest that military spending is determined by economic, strategic...

    Authors: Christos Kollias, Suzanna Maria Paleologou, Panayiotis Tzeremes and Nickolaos Tzeremes

    Citation: Latin American Economic Review 2018 27:11

    Content type: Research

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  15. Our aim is to explore the role of financial aid in a default episode. To that end, we develop a dynamic stochastic quantitative model of sovereign default featuring fiscal policy, endogenous financial aid and ...

    Authors: Gabriel Cuadra, Manuel Ramos-Francia and Santiago Garcia-Verdu

    Citation: Latin American Economic Review 2018 27:9

    Content type: Research

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  16. We use the shifts in Engel curves calculated from household surveys to estimate CPI biases in Argentina between 1985 and 2005. We find that real earning levels increased during this period between 4.3 and 5.7%...

    Authors: Pablo Gluzmann and Federico Sturzenegger

    Citation: Latin American Economic Review 2018 27:8

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  17. In this paper, we use tax and household survey data to assess the history of income distribution in Argentina since the beginning of the 20th century. Until the 1970s, the country experienced a fall in inequal...

    Authors: Facundo Alvaredo, Guillermo Cruces and Leonardo Gasparini

    Citation: Latin American Economic Review 2018 27:7

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  18. We study the beliefs and values of Peronism. Instead of a comprehensive approach, we focus on three elements. First, we study beliefs and values about the economic system present in Peron’s speeches during the...

    Authors: Rafael Di Tella and Juan Dubra

    Citation: Latin American Economic Review 2018 27:6

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  19. At the turn of the last century, the Argentine economy was on a path to prosperity that never fully developed. International trade and trade policies are often identified as a major culprit. In this paper, we ...

    Authors: Irene Brambilla, Sebastian Galiani and Guido Porto

    Citation: Latin American Economic Review 2018 27:4

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  20. The economic history of Argentina presents one of the most dramatic examples of divergence in the modern era. What happened and why? This paper reviews the wide range of competing explanations in the literatur...

    Authors: Alan M. Taylor

    Citation: Latin American Economic Review 2018 27:3

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  21. Buenos Aires and Chicago grew during the nineteenth century for remarkably similar reasons. Both cities were conduits for moving meat and grain from fertile hinterlands to eastern markets. However, despite the...

    Authors: Filipe Campante and Edward L. Glaeser

    Citation: Latin American Economic Review 2018 27:2

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  22. This article is an introduction to the special collection on Argentine Exceptionalism. First, we discuss why the case of Argentina is generally regarded as exceptional: the country was among the richest in the...

    Authors: Edward L. Glaeser, Rafael Di Tella and Lucas Llach

    Citation: Latin American Economic Review 2018 27:1

    Content type: Introduction

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  23. This paper examines the determinants of social spending in Latin America during the period 1990–2012 and how they differed between the years of the Washington Consensus (1990–2000) and the period that followed...

    Authors: Fernando Martín-Mayoral and Juan Fernández Sastre

    Citation: Latin American Economic Review 2017 26:10

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  24. In this paper we propose to use the common trends of the Mexican economy in order to predict economic activity one and two steps ahead. We exploit the cointegration properties of the macroeconomic time series,...

    Authors: Francisco Corona, Graciela González-Farías and Pedro Orraca

    Citation: Latin American Economic Review 2017 26:7

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  25. Games that appear to be independent, involving none of the same players, may be related by emotions of reciprocity between the members of the same groups. In the real world, individuals are members of groups a...

    Authors: Alejandro T. Moreno-Okuno and Alejandro Mosiño

    Citation: Latin American Economic Review 2017 26:6

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  26. A new approach to cointegration developed by Enders et al. (Cointegration tests using instrumental variables with an example of the U.K. demand for money. Unpublished working paper.

    Authors: Frederick H. Wallace

    Citation: Latin American Economic Review 2017 26:5

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  27. A well-functioning monetary transmission mechanism is critical for monetary policy. As the Dominican Republic recently adopted an inflation targeting regime, it is even more relevant to guarantee that changes ...

    Authors: Francesco Grigoli and José M. Mota

    Citation: Latin American Economic Review 2017 26:4

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  28. This paper presents evidence on a rise and fall in income inequality in Chile during the past two decades. We show that income inequality rises from 1990 to 2000 and then falls from 2000 to 2011. We perform si...

    Authors: Francisco Parro and Loreto Reyes

    Citation: Latin American Economic Review 2017 26:3

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  29. Using SIPRI’s new consistent database on military expenditures, the paper examines the economic effects of such spending in the case of the 13 Latin American countries. Employing both linear and nonlinear test...

    Authors: Christos Kollias, Suzanna-Maria Paleologou, Panayiotis Tzeremes and Nickolaos Tzeremes

    Citation: Latin American Economic Review 2017 26:2

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  30. This paper disaggregates the various sources of rural income growth in Peru between 2004 and 2012 and shows that about 80% of the increase came from rising earnings and only 15% from transfer programs. This in...

    Authors: Samuel Morley

    Citation: Latin American Economic Review 2017 26:1

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  31. By means of a single-bounded, referendum format contingent valuation, this paper estimates willingness to pay (WTP) for improved air quality among residents of Mexico City Metropolitan Area (MCMA). Findings fr...

    Authors: Massimo Filippini and Adán L. Martínez-Cruz

    Citation: Latin American Economic Review 2016 25:7

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  32. Commodity prices are characterized by boom and bust cycles. In this article, the impact of the commodity boom of the 2000s on Latin American and Caribbean economies is studied by analyzing four categories of c...

    Authors: Werner Kristjanpoller, Josephine E. Olson and Rodolfo I. Salazar

    Citation: Latin American Economic Review 2016 25:6

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  33. In this paper, we analyze the nature of cooperation in different corruption regimes. In a laboratory experiment with university students in Mexico, individuals play first a corruption game and then a public go...

    Authors: Raymundo M. Campos-Vazquez and Luis A. Mejia

    Citation: Latin American Economic Review 2016 25:5

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  34. Between 2000 and 2013, Latin America has considerably reduced poverty (from 46.3 to 29.7 % of the population). In this paper, we use synthetic panels to show that, despite progress, the region remains characte...

    Authors: Marco Stampini, Marcos Robles, Mayra Sáenz, Pablo Ibarrarán and Nadin Medellín

    Citation: Latin American Economic Review 2016 25:4

    Content type: Original Research

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  35. In this paper, we use the largest exchange rate survey in Colombia to test for the rational expectations hypothesis, the presence of a time-varying risk premium and the accuracy of exchange rate forecasts. Our...

    Authors: Juan Jose Echavarria and Mauricio Villamizar-Villegas

    Citation: Latin American Economic Review 2016 25:3

    Content type: Original Research

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  36. The behavior of Spanish inflation rates at the provincial level (consumption prices) differs over the two spans of time considered in our study (1955.1–1978.6, 1978.7–2014.4). We point to a long list of instit...

    Authors: Alejandro C. García-Cintado, Diego Romero-Ávila and Carlos Usabiaga

    Citation: Latin American Economic Review 2016 25:1

    Content type: Original Research

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