Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Gustavo Crespi, Ezequiel Tacsir, Fernando Vargas
    Pages 37-71 Open Access
  3. Preeya Mohan, Patrick Watson, Eric Strobl
    Pages 73-101 Open Access
  4. Carolina González-Velosa, David Rosas, Roberto Flores
    Pages 137-166 Open Access
  5. Hugo Kantis, Juan Federico, Pablo Angelelli, Sabrina Ibarra García
    Pages 167-205 Open Access
  6. Alison Cathles, Siobhan Pangerl
    Pages 207-243 Open Access
  7. Andrea F. Presbitero, Roberta Rabellotti
    Pages 245-283 Open Access
  8. Pierluigi Montalbano, Silvia Nenci, Carlo Pietrobelli
    Pages 285-316 Open Access
  9. Matteo Grazzi, Carlo Pietrobelli, Adam Szirmai
    Pages 317-324 Open Access
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 325-346

About this book


This volume uses the study of firm dynamics to investigate the factors preventing faster productivity growth in Latin America and the Caribbean, pushing past the limits of traditional macroeconomic analyses. Each chapter is dedicated to an examination of a different factor affecting firm productivity - innovation, ICT usage, on-the-job-training, firm age, access to credit, and international linkages - highlighting the differences in firm characteristics, behaviors, and strategies. By showcasing this remarkable heterogeneity, this collection challenges regional policymakers to look beyond one-size-fits-all solutions and create balanced policy mixes tailored to distinct firm needs.      

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO license.      


Inter-American Development Bank enterprise micoreconomics enterprise performance Latin America Caribbean

Editors and affiliations

  • Inter-American Development Bank
    • 1
  • Matteo Grazzi
    • 2
  • Carlo Pietrobelli
    • 3
  1. 1.Inter-American Development BankWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Inter-American Development BankWashingtonUSA
  3. 3.Inst Development Sector, E0603Inter-American Development BankBethesdaUSA

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