nep-lam New Economics Papers
on Central and South America
Issue of 2015‒08‒25
three papers chosen by

  1. Fiscal Policy in Latin America: Lessons and Legacies of the Global Financial Crisis By Oya Celasun; Francesco Grigoli; Keiko Honjo; Javier Kapsoli; Alexander Klemm; Bogdan Lissovolik; Jan Luksic; Marialuz Moreno Badia; Joana Pereira; Marcos Poplawski-Ribeiro; Baoping Shang; Yulia Ustyugova
  2. Liner Shipping Markets, Networks and Strategies: The implications for Port Development on the West Coast of South America: The case of Chile By Gordon WILMSMEIER
  3. Innovation in Brazilian landfills: A ServPPIN perspective By Silvia Cruz; Sônia Paulino; Faïz Gallouj

  1. By: Oya Celasun; Francesco Grigoli; Keiko Honjo; Javier Kapsoli; Alexander Klemm; Bogdan Lissovolik; Jan Luksic; Marialuz Moreno Badia; Joana Pereira; Marcos Poplawski-Ribeiro; Baoping Shang; Yulia Ustyugova
    Abstract: Latin America’s bold fiscal policy reaction to the global financial crisis was hailed as a sign that the region had finally overcome its procyclical fiscal past. However, most countries of the region have not yet rebuilt their fiscal space, despite buoyant commodity revenues and relatively strong growth in the aftermath of the crisis. Using the experience of Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay, this paper examines the lessons and legacies of the crisis by addressing the following questions, among others: How much did the 2009 fiscal stimulus help growth? What shortcomings were revealed in the fiscal policy frameworks? What institutional reforms are now needed to provide enduring anchors for fiscal policy? How much rebuilding of buffers is needed going forward?
    Keywords: Fiscal policy;Latin America;fiscal institutions, debt, expenditure, financial crisis, Structure and Scope of Government, General, General, General,
    Date: 2015–04–30
  2. By: Gordon WILMSMEIER
    Abstract: This paper, predominantly on the challenges for port development, in some important sense cannot help but also be about the deeper phenomena of structural change in the maritime industry and geographical shift. The main objective is to analyse the evolution of symptoms of change in the liner shipping industry within South America and more particularly on the West Coast, as these changes are direct drivers of port infrastructure and port system development, which is both economically interesting and a matter of serious policy significance in its own right.
    Date: 2013–11–05
  3. By: Silvia Cruz (State University of Campinas Campinas); Sônia Paulino (University of Sao Paolo); Faïz Gallouj (CLERSE - Centre lillois d'études et de recherches sociologiques et économiques - CNRS - Université Lille 1 - Sciences et technologies)
    Abstract: This paper is devoted to the discussion of public services innovation in the Brazilian municipal solid waste sector, with emphasis on multi-agent participation within Clean Development Mechanisms (CDM) projects. The empirical context is based on six landfill CDM projects located in the São Paulo Metropolitan Area, Brazil. CDM projects have a dual purpose: reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and promoting local sustainable development in host countries – through the promotion of local co-benefits. The discussion is based on the analytical model provided by the ServPPIN concept (public-private innovation networks in services). It focuses on the characterization of the landfills selected and on the identification of the stakeholders involved within these landfills, pointing out the participation gaps. The results indicate that the participation of associations and cooperatives surrounding landfills is still marginal. Pulling this theoretical (ServPPIN) and empirical research (landfill CDM project) together, one can identify the main factors affecting the establishment of basic conditions for service innovation: a) interactions and the building of social relations aimed at innovation among various stakeholders; b) the development of competences on several fronts; especially relational and organizational; c) the role of the public sector (coordination role) in supporting the development of successful public-private innovation networks in services.
    Date: 2014–09–11

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