Eduardo Lora

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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)
The future of structural reforms in Latin America is under discussion. The purpose of this document is to synthesize the facts and opinions that underlie this debate. The first section shows that although the reform process has not ground to a halt, it has been incomplete and uneven, both across countries and different areas of reform. The greatest progress(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)
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)
This paper compares growth conditions in China and Latin America to assess fears that China will displace Latin America in the coming decades. China’s strengths include the size of the economy, macroeconomic stability, abundant low-cost labour, the rapid expansion of physical infrastructure and the ability to innovate. Its weaknesses stem from insufficient(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)
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)
* This paper has been written primarily as a guide for the project " Political Institutions, Policymaking Processes and Policy Outcomes " of the Latin American Research Network (Inter-American Development Bank). Its primary audience consists of researchers in the Network's member institutes, and main purpose is to assist the preparation of proposals to(More)