nep-lam New Economics Papers
on Central and South America
Issue of 2008‒05‒17
five papers chosen by
Maximo Rossi
University of the Republic

  1. A Model of Attendance Demand at the Brazilian Football League By Madalozzo, Regina
  2. Um Estudo sobre a Vitimização na Cidade de São Paulo By Madalozzo, Regina; Furtado, Giovanna M.
  3. Exchange Rate and Fundamentals: The Case of Brazil By Marcelo L. Moura, Adauto R. S. Lima e Rodrigo M. Mendonça
  4. Localización del Esfuerzo de Pesca en la Pesquería Chileno-Transzonal del Jurel (Trachurus murphyi) By Julio Peña Torres; Mabyr Valderrama
  5. The Effect of Corruption on Investment Growth: Evidence from Firms in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Transition Countries. By Elizabeth Asiedu; James Freeman

  1. By: Madalozzo, Regina
    Date: 2008–10
    URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:ibm:ibmecp:wpe_104&r=lam
  2. By: Madalozzo, Regina; Furtado, Giovanna M.
    Date: 2008–10
    URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:ibm:ibmecp:wpe_105&r=lam
  3. By: Marcelo L. Moura, Adauto R. S. Lima e Rodrigo M. Mendonça
    Date: 2008–10
    URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:ibm:ibmecp:wpe_112&r=lam
  4. By: Julio Peña Torres (ILADES-Georgetown University, Universidad Alberto Hurtado); Mabyr Valderrama (ILADES-Georgetown University)
    Abstract: Este trabajo analiza condicionantes de la localización del esfuerzo pesquero de la flota chilena que opera en la pesquería transzonal del Jurel, considerando datos por viaje para el periodo 1987-2004. Desde principios de los años 1990s esta flota comenzó a desplazarse más allá de las 200 mn, condicionada por cambios en la distribución espacial de este recurso. Se presume que esta dinámica de cambio podría haberse intensificado por la ocurrencia del fuerte fenómeno El Niño de los años 1997-98. El retorno a esta pesquería de flotas de naciones distantes, a partir del año 2000, ha incrementado el interés por entender efectos relacionados con esta dinámica de cambio espacial. Este trabajo analiza econométricamente el efecto de factores ambientales, regulatorios, tecnológicos y económicos sobre las decisiones de operación espacial de la flota chilena que opera en esta pesquería. Dada la extensión temporal de los datos disponibles, se testea la posible influencia del fenómeno ambiental El Niño sobre la operatoria espacial de la flota analizada.
    Keywords: Econometría espacial; Modelos de localización del esfuerzo de pesca; Pesquería pelágica transzonal del jurel; Fenómeno ambiental El Niño; Cuotas individuales de pesca
    JEL: Q22 C23 C25
    Date: 2008–05
    URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:ila:ilades:inv203&r=lam
  5. By: Elizabeth Asiedu (Department of Economics, The University of Kansas); James Freeman (Department of Economics, Wheaton College)
    Abstract: Many of the empirical studies that analyze the impact of corruption on investment have three common features: they employ aggregate (country-level) data on investment, corruption is measured at the country-level, and data for countries from several regions are pooled together. This paper uses firm-level data on investment and measures corruption at the firm and country-level, and allows the effect of corruption to vary by region. Our dependent variable is firms’ investment growth and we employ six measures of corruption from four different sources: two firm-level measures and four country-level measures. We find that the effect of corruption on investments varies significantly across regions: corruption has a negative and significant effect on investment growth for firms in Transition countries but has no significant impact for firms in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Furthermore, among the variables included in the regressions (firm size, firm ownership, trade orientation, industry, GDP growth, inflation and openness to trade) corruption is the most important determinant of investment growth for Transition countries.
    Keywords: Bribery, Corruption, Firm, Investment, Latin America and Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, Transition Countries.
    JEL: G31 O16
    Date: 2008–05
    URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:kan:wpaper:200802&r=lam

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