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Luis Carlos Jemio

Decentralization and Poverty Reduction in Bolivia: Challenges and Opportunities

ABTRACT This paper presents an analysis of the decentralization process that has been taking place in Bolivia over the last couple of decades. It starts with a review of the legal framework that determines the distribution of responsibilities and financial resources to the sub-national governments (9 departments and 339 municipalities), …

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An agriculture-focused, regionally disaggregated SAM for Mexico 2008

ABSTRACT This paper describes the construction of a Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for the Mexican economy for year 2008. It presents the methodology and data sources used, assumptions made, criteria adopted to disaggregate the SAM’s accounts and the main results obtained. The Mexico SAM was built as the main data …

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Regional development, income distribution and gender in Bolivia: Insights from a 2012 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) and Multiplier Analysis

ABSTRACT This paper describes the construction of the most detailed, openly accessible Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for Bolivia to date. In addition to allowing for “standard” socio-economic analysis common for SAMs – like assessing the linkages between production, factor income distribution and households’ incomes and expenditures – the SAM presented …

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Aporte de los Servicios Ecosistémicos Silvícolas a la Economía Boliviana

ABSTRACT: El presente estudio estima el aporte de los servicios ecosistémicos a la economía y al PIB del sector de Silvicultura, Caza y Pesca, usando dos metodologías complementarias. La primera basada en el Manual de Cuentas Nacionales que considera que el capital natural y específicamente su renta forma parte del …

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Insights from Bolivias Green National Accounts

ABSTRACT: The purpose of the present paper is to demonstrate the usefulness of Green National Accounting by drawing out some interesting insights from the Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounts recently elaborated by the Institute for Advanced Development Studies for the case of Bolivia. The paper uses the Green National Accounts …

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Cuentas Medioambientales para Bolivia, 1990-2008

ABSTRACT: El presente documento resume el enfoque teórico utilizado, metodología aplicada, supuestos empleados, resultados obtenidos y principales conclusiones arribadas en el cálculo de las Cuentas Medioambientales para Bolivia. El objetivo es el de medir la contribución del medioambiente a la generación del ingreso y del producto, así como el determinar …

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The changing role of the international community in the MDG achievement in Bolivia

ABSTRACT: Millennium Development Goal number 8 (MDG8) concerns those external flows (Official Development Assistance, trade and debt relief) that ought to help developing countries achieve the MDGs by 2015. This paper reviews the role of these MDG8-related external flows in the case of Bolivia. Riding on high international prices for …

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La Economía Boliviana en el Siglo XXI: Un escenario base elaborado con la ayuda de un Modelo de Equilibrio General Computable (BOLIXXI)

ABSTRACT: El presente documento describe la construcción del escenario macroeconómico base para la economía boliviana, como parte del proyecto ERECC-Bolivia, que tiene como objetivo evaluar los efectos económicos del cambio climático esperado hasta 2100 de acuerdo con los escenarios A2 y B2 del modelo climático PRECIS desarrollado por el Hadley …

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Global Financial Crisis: Effects on Bolivia

ABSTRACT: The global financial crisis is expected to have a negative impact on the Bolivian economy. Effects will transmit into the economy through lower export prices and quantities, reduced amount of remittances and depressed foreign direct investment (FDI) flows. These shocks will bring about deficits in the current account and …

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Booms and Collapses of the Hydro Carbons Sector in Bolivia

ABSTRACT: This paper analyses the performance of the hydrocarbons sector in Bolivia over the last 46 years. The analysis focuses on the factors that have determined the sector’s behavior overtime. First, there is the institutional framework that regulates the sector’s activities, which can play an important role in promoting investment …

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Towards a More Employment-Intensive and Pro-Poor Economic Growth in Bolivia

ABSTRACT: The reform program and growth pattern exhibited by the Bolivian economy in the last decade did not favour employment creation and consequently not an effective reduction of poverty. During the last decade, those sectors where the bulk of employment is concentrated, presented the lowest growth rates of GDP, labour …

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