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The IDB has researchers in many departments producing working papers on economic and social topics. Many of these documents constitute background research for the IDB’s flagship publication "Development in the Americas" prepared by the Research Department. In addition, the IDB finances and mentors studies conducted by other institutions in order to build knowledge and research capacity. All IDB working papers are peer reviewed and meet high editorial standards.


March 2015

Featured Publications  •  Events

> Featured Publications:


2015 Latin American and Caribbean Macroeconomic Report: The Labyrinth: How Can Latin America and the Caribbean Navigate the Global Economy


The 2015 Report argues that the region is in the midst of a labyrinth and must navigate several global and domestic obstacles—including lower commodity prices, slower world growth, and new types of financial risks—to ensure strong and sustainable growth.

Publication available in English and Spanish.



Informal Employment and Business Cycles in Emerging Economies: The Case of Mexico

Authors: Andrés Fernández and Felipe Meza
Working Paper: IDB-WP-515
January 2015
Available in English

Impact of Early Life Shocks on Human Capital Formation: El Niño Floods in Ecuador

Authors: María Fernanda Rosales
Working Paper IDB-WP-503
December 2014
Available in English

U.S. Free Trade Agreements and Enforcement of Labor Law in Latin America

Authors: Sabina Dewan and Lucas Ronconi
Working Paper IDB-WP-543
November 2014
Available in English

When to Protect? Using the Crosswise Model to Integrate Protected and Direct Responses in Surveys of Sensitive Behavior

Author: Daniel W. Gingerich
Technical Note: IDB-TN-702
November 2014
Available in English





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