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  • 07 Dec 2008
  • Luis Felipe Jiménez
  • Pages: 15
One of the drivers of economic growth is innovation, which raises productivity by creating new production methods, technologies, products and firms. This article examines an instrument that supports this process, venture capital, and highlights the...
Spanish
In 1986, Ellen Halbert was raped, stabbed, beaten with a hammer and left for dead in her home in Texas. During her recovery, she began to speak out about victims’ rights and what needed to change in our “offender-focused” criminal justice system. In...
Viet Nam, as many other countries in East and South-East Asia, has been successful in its policy to lower fertility in the interest of national development. According to United Nations estimates, the total fertility rate fell from over six, just...
The birth of the Group of 77 (G-77) was the decisive element that launched me on the course of my professional career and life mission devoted to development and the cause of the developing countries. In 1966, as a PhD candidate at the University of...
French
The potential societal benefits of virtual currencies include mobile banking systems in developing countries, decreased transaction costs to merchants, and elimination of fees associated with normal bank accounts - all practical benefits for most...
Critical deficiency maps, conceived as objective, uniformly applicable technical tools that could be employed to make social expenditure more efficient and effective, constitute the most ambitious and successful method devised to date for using...
Spanish
When American theorist Buckminster Fuller said, “[we] are called to be architects of the future, not its victims,” he may not have known how difficult a challenge that would become in the years following his death.
French
One cardinal fact of our time is the momentous impact of Africa’s awakening upon the modern world. The flowing tide of African nationalism sweeps everything before it and constitutes a challenge to the colonial powers to make a just restitution for...
French
Despite their importance, longitudinal methods of data collection are complex, time-consuming and expensive. With longer periods of observation, the problems of population movement and loss to follow-up become important. This is particularly the case...
What are private voluntary standards? In a nutshell they are guidelines that can be applied to processes and production methods, and submitted for independent certification. These voluntary standards are developed by non-governmental entities such as...
As the cost of information and communications technologies continues on its downward trajectory, we have increasingly seen a digital revolution that spurs change from within local populations to international agencies. The world is further connecting...
French
As the world’s attention turns to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development or Rio+20 in June 2012, we are all reminded of the multiple crises which continue to bedevil the globe. These crises are all the more evident in...
French
  • 07 Feb 2018
  • Gabriel Gallego Montes, José Fernando Vasco Alzate
  • Pages: 21
Este artículo tiene por objeto presentar tres aspectos centrales de la vida doméstica de las parejas del mismo sexo corresidentes: aportes económicos para el sostenimiento del hogar, toma de decisiones y distribución de las tareas domésticas. Como...
En este trabajo se caracterizan la variabilidad y persistencia de los precios reales de los principales productos básicos de exportación de América Latina. Los resultados de esta investigación revelan que las series de los índices reales de precios...
English
  • 09 Mar 2007
  • Nadia Molenaers
  • Pages: 13
Las organizaciones de la sociedad civil son a menudo vistas como portadoras de capital social, y la existencia de tales organizaciones como una muestra de que se ha superado el dilem a de la acción colectiva y de la d isposición a confiar,...
En este trabajo se presentan los tres principales aportes analíticos de Celso Furtado al estructuralismo: i) el método histórico-estructural, que incorpora la historia brasileña y latinoamericana a las formulaciones estructuralistas; ii) el concepto...
English
La profundidad y magnitud del riesgo social y económico en América Latina exigen, entre otras medidas, políticas de aseguramiento. Las singularidades de los mercados de aseguramiento —como las restricciones del sistema de precios, las características...
  • 11 Apr 2001
  • Martín Hopenhayn
  • Pages: 12
En este artículo se analizan las relaciones entre el patrón de especialización internacional y el crecimiento. Para ello se utiliza el marco analítico de la literatura reciente que pone de relieve la importancia de las condiciones iniciales y las...
English
  • 01 Oct 1999
  • Diego Azqueta, Daniel Sotelsek
  • Pages: 20
En este artículo se analizan cinco tipos de comercio internacional basados en la ventaja comparativa que les proporciona a los países subdesarrollados su dotación de recursos ambientales. Se estudia, en primer lugar, la especialización de estos...
English
Cuando ci modelo económico neoliberal, con cuya vigencia expira el milenio en América Latina, cumple ya algunos años de aplicación, se hace más oportuno evaluar la experiencia acumulada hasta la fecha. A esta tarea se abocan los economistas....
English
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