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The views and interpretations in this document are those of the authors and should not be attributed to the Inter-American Development Bank, or to any individual acting on its behalf. The Research Department (RES) publishes the Latin American Economic Policies Newsletter, as well as working papers and books, on diverse economic issues. To obtain a complete(More)
1 This paper is the product of a joint research agenda of the IDB Research Department and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Apart from the main authors, several researchers from both institutions have contributed valuable material, including Mauricio Olivera and Mónica Yáñez of the IDB and Stephen Kay of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. The authors(More)
The views and interpretations in this document are those of the authors and should not be attributed to the Inter-American Development Bank, or to any individual acting on its behalf. The Research Department (RES) publishes the Latin American Economic Policies Newsletter, as well as working papers and books, on diverse economic issues. To obtain a complete(More)
The authors gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Natalia Pérez for updating the reform indicators and especially for the econometric estimates found in Appendix 2. We would also like to thank Ana Maria Herrera for her work on the estimates for the section on public opinion and perception of the reforms and to Carmen Pagés for her review of the effects(More)
This Working Paper should not be reported as representing the views of the IMF. The views expressed in this Working Paper are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of the IMF or IMF policy. Working Papers describe research in progress by the author(s) and are published to elicit comments and to further debate. This paper presents a(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of a rehabilitative training program for patients with limb apraxia. DESIGN Randomized, controlled trial. SETTING Neurologic rehabilitation unit of a university hospital. PATIENTS Thirteen patients with acquired brain injury and limb apraxia (lasting more than 2 months) as a result of lesions involving the left(More)
This paper assesses the effects of different health conditions on happiness. Based on new data for Latin America, we examine the effects of different conditions across age, gender, and income cohorts. Anxiety and pain have stronger effects than physical problems, likely because people adapt better to one-time shocks than to constant uncertainty. The(More)
The authors are from IDB/SDS, IDB/RES and IDB/RES, respectively. This paper draws from previous work by Jaime Millan and Nils-Henrik von der Fher for IDB/SDS. The authors appreciate valuable assistance from Natalia Pérez and Patricia Cortés. The views expressed in this document are the authors' and do not necessarily reflect those of the Inter-American(More)