Research on Latin America and the Caribbean

This page brings together our recommendations for the latest research on Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Our Latest Recommendations

Latin America and Caribbean.

Prof. Caprio recommends this report: Sound Banks for Healthy Economies Challenges for Policymakers in Latin America and the Caribbean in Times of Coronavirus

This A CGD-IDB Working Group Report explores some of the ways in which policy makers in Latin America and the Caribbean can mitigate the adverse economic consequences of Covid-19.

Full Article: “Missing in Action: Teacher and Health Worker Absence in Developing Countries”

This article investigates absenteeism among teachers and healthcare workers in many developing countries, and finds it to be a considerable problem.

Brookings Podcast: “Globalization, NAFTA and the Wall”

In this episode of Dollar and Sense, Brookings fellow David Dollar discusses NAFTA and globalization with Ernesto Zedillo, a former president of Mexico.

Audio: “All about the Trans-Pacific Partnership”

In this episode of “Dollar and Sense,” David Dollar hosts Mieya Solis of Brookings for a discussion about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), from its inception to its possible future.

VoxDev Video: “Bringing Research to Policy”

Sebastian Galiani of the University of Maryland is currently Deputy Minister at the Argentinian Treasury. Here he talks about the links between academia and policy.

Straight from the Source

RSS The latest from Brookings

  • Under Biden, the United States should be there for its neighbors in the Western Hemisphere
    The Biden administration should pay particular attention to the Western Hemisphere in setting its foreign policy priorities for the next four years. Central and South America, and Caribbean nations, have long been comparatively sleepy in U.S. foreign policy circles. And while the Trump administration, at times, directed its focus to the region — to Venezuela… […]
  • Dislocation of labor markets: What policies to mitigate the shock?
    The issue The COVID-19 pandemic hit the Americas harder than any other region, accounting for about 50 percent of all global cases—with the United States alone contributing more than 20 percent of the global total. Unsurprisingly then, the Americas suffered devastating economic effects, plunging instantly into recession. Less obvious is how preexisting regional differences within…       
  • What leaders overseas will want to ask of the Biden administration
    The U.S. election was watched closely around the world, with foreign leaders acutely aware that in some ways, the result of the presidential campaign could have major impacts on their future relations with the United States. As Joe Biden prepares to enter the White House in January, what questions or concerns is he likely to… […]