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Stein, Ernesto

Works: 70 works in 216 publications in 2 languages and 2,492 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: HF1418.7, 337
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Publications about Ernesto Stein
Publications by Ernesto Stein
Most widely held works by Ernesto Stein
Regional trading blocs in the world economic system by Jeffrey A Frankel( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 569 libraries worldwide
The currency game : exchange rate politics in Latin America ( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 315 libraries worldwide
"Written by a distinguised group of economists and political scientists from around the hemisphere, the essays in this book include analytical perspectives, a cross-national statistical study, and a series of detailed country studies ... [and bring an] important new theoretical insights and empirical evidence to that debate in order to best address a policy issue critical to the future of Latin American development"--Preface
Policymaking in Latin America : how politics shapes policies ( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
Politica de las politicas públicas progreso económico y social en América Latina : informe 2006 ( file )
4 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 217 libraries worldwide
How democracy works : political institutions, actors, and arenas in Latin American policymaking by Carlos G Scartascini( Book )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
The restoration of democracy in Latin America in the 1980s was expected to bring a new era of progress, but support for the democratic system has waned as citizens have realized that democracy alone does not assure prosperity and equality. Countries that have pursued better policies have enjoyed better development outcomes; political results have varied too: some countries transition smoothly from one administration to the next, while others have been mired in corruption scandals and political unrest. This book is the third from the IDB studying the differences in policymaking, but instead of viewing them country by country, it explores the institutions, actors and arenas across Latin America.--Foreword
Who decides the budget? : a political economy analysis of the budget process in Latin America ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
The politics of policies economic and social progress in Latin America and the Caribbean, 2006 report by Inter-American Development Bank( Book )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
This volume appears after more than a decade of political and economic reforms in Latin America. The success of these reforms--and the quality of public policies--has varied widely. As a result, it has become clear that good policy "recipes" are not enough. Specific policy recipes, no matter how well conceived, are necessary but not sufficient for success. Only by improving the policymaking process can we expect sustainable improvements in public policies and in their impact on development and people's lives. This study analyzes how the workings of the policymaking process affect the quality of policy outcomes. It looks beyond a purely technocratic approach to policymaking, delving into the messy world of politics. It argues that the political process and the policymaking process are inseparable, and that failing to understand one risks failure with the other. It offers a wide variety of examples and case studies, using an analytical framework that can help explain why policies that work in certain institutional environments may not work in others. The study also yields useful insights for the design of effective policy reform
Financing the family : remittances to Central America in a time of crisis ( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Interest in learning how to make the most of the potential developmental benefits of remittance flows has grown worldwide, but few attempts have been made to summarize existing knowledge in a way that is easy to digest. "Financing the Family" adds to that body of knowledge with a summary of recent research that emphasizes experimental approaches, focuses on Central America, and analyzes the impact of the recent financial crisis. It finds that while remittances generate many benefits for both migrants and their families back home, the long-term effects of migration on social cohesion and child welfare demands further study. The book also explores how to enhance the development impact of remittances through innovative financial instruments that give migrants greater control over the money they send home. Finally, the book exposes the vulnerability of Central American countries to a weaker U.S. economy. It demonstrates how focusing on the sectors and states where migrants are concentrated can allow for better policy responses in the face of economic downturns
Institutional arrangements and fiscal performance : the Latin American experience by Ernesto Stein( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
This paper explores the links between institutional arrangements and fiscal performance in Latin America. We consider four measures of fiscal performance, namely expenditures, the size of fiscal deficits and debt, and the response of fiscal policy to business fluctuations; and two institutional dimensions, namely, electoral systems and budgetary processes. We find evidence that electoral systems characterized by a large degree of proportionality large district magnitude, tend to have larger governments, larger deficits and a more procyclical response to the business cycle. We also find that more transparent and hierarchical budgetary procedures lead to lower deficits and debt. Contrary to the findings of Hallerberg and von Hagen for European countries, we find no evidence that centralized budgetary arrangements neutralize the potentially adverse impact on fiscal deficits of a larger degree of proportionality of the electoral system
Regional trading arrangements : natural or super-natural? by Jeffrey A Frankel( Book )
14 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
This paper summarizes recent research by the authors on the effects of free trade areas (FTAs). Within our model, which emphasizes inter-continental transport costs, several conclusions arise. (1) FTAs are likely to be detrimental over a moderate range of parameter values, even if drawn along natural regional lines. (2) A small margin of preferences for neighbors is beneficial. (3) Optimal preferences depend on the parameters, particularly on transport costs. (4) If preferences are raised further, they enter the zone of negative returns to regionalization, and eventually the super-natural zone, where welfare is lower than under the MFN status quo. Estimates from the gravity model suggest the world system may already be in the super-natural zone. The core model leaves out many factors. But we have pursued a variety of extensions by now. Perhaps the two most important are generalizing the highly stylized model of trade (to include factor endowments), and relaxing the assumption that the inter-bloc level of tariffs remains fixed. In the latter case, allowing tariffs to be endogenous yields a much more optimistic outlook for the effects of FTAs
The welfare implications of trading blocs among countries with different endowments by Antonio Spilimbergo( Book )
18 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Abstract: In this paper, we present a model where trade is motivated both by preference for variety and comparative advantages. We use this framework to analyze the welfare implications of trading blocs among countries with different endowments with and without transportation costs. In this framework, we address the following issues: a) the welfare implications of the consolidation of the world into a few trading blocs; b) the different incentives that rich and poor countries have in choosing their partners in trade arrangements; c) whether the welfare consequences of continental preferential trade arrangements depend on the relative endowments
Continental trading blocs : are they natural or super-natural? by Jeffrey A Frankel( Book )
9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Abstract: Using the gravity model, we find evidence of three continental trading blocs: the Americas, Europe and Pacific Asia. Intra-regional trade exceeds what can be explained by the proximity of a pair of countries, their sizes and GNP/capitas, and whether they share a common border or language. We then turn from the econometrics to the economic welfare implications. Krugman has supplied an argument against a three-bloc world, assuming no transport costs, and another argument in favor, assuming prohibitively high transportation costs between continents. We complete the model for the realistic case where intercontinental transport costs are neither prohibitive nor zero. If transport costs are low, continental Free Trade Areas can reduce welfare. We call such blocs super-natural. Partial liberalization is better than full liberalization within regional Preferential Trading Arrangements, despite the GATT's Article 24. The super-natural zone occurs when the regionalization of trade policy exceeds what is justified by natural factors. Estimates suggest that trading blocs like the current EC are super-natural
Political stabilization cycles in high inflation economies by Ernesto Stein( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
APEC and regional trading arrangements in the Pacific by Jeffry A Frankel( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Trading blocs : the natural, the unnatural, and the super- natural by Jeffrey A Frankel( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Elections and the timing of devaluations by Ernesto Stein( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Fiscal decentralization and government size in Latin America by Ernesto Stein( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
The welfare implications of continental trading blocs in a model with transport costs by Ernesto Stein( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
APEC and other regional economic arrangements in the Pacific by Jeffrey A Frankel( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Las nuevas fronteras de América Latina by Robert Devlin( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 10 libraries worldwide
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Stein, E.
Stein, Ernesto
Stein, Ernesto H.
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