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- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 45.00
Age of Productivity offers a look at how the low productivity in Latin America and the Caribbean is preventing the region from catching up with the developed world. The authors look beyond the traditional macro explanations and dig all the way down to the industry and firm level to uncover the causes. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 44.00
Latin American and Caribbean countries are the most urban in the developing world and have very high home ownership rates. However, many of the region's inhabitants are still poorly housed. This book examines three key contributing issues: high housing prices relative to family income, lack of access to mortgage credit, and high land prices. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 40.00
Interest in learning how to make the most of the potential developmental benefits of remittance flows has grown worldwide. Financing the Family adds to that body of knowledge with a summary of recent research that emphasizes experimental approaches, focuses on Central America, and analyzes the impact of the recent financial crisis. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 46.00
Development Connections takes stock of recent advances in what is broadly known as Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) - cell phones, computers, and related Internet applications, as well as software advances that aim at improving the welfare of societies by empowering them.† It is a comparative look at Latin America and ICTs in relation... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 0.00
This book is open access under a CC-IGO BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO license. Children are the future of Latin America and the Caribbean. This book analyses the development of children in the early years of their life and makes a compelling case for government intervention in what is instinctively a family affair. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan US 2014; US$ 29.04
Productive transformation requires seizing the opportunities available and opening new ones in a competitive world. Rethinking Productive Development examines the market failures impeding transformation and the government failures that may make the policy remedies worse than the market illness. To address market failures, the authors propose a simple... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 42.00
This exciting new volume provides an up-to-date overview of the current state of taxation in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, its main reform needs, and possible reform strategies that take into account the likely economic, institutional, and political constraints on the reform process. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 44.00
Throughout Latin America, central governments are decentralizing resources and decision-making powers to the subnational level. Although in theory decentralization promises better management of local entities - which should in turn promote economic development - in practice this link is not entirely clear and invites exploration.†This book offers... more...