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

  • 4 things the Biden administration should pay attention to with the border crisis
    To discourage migration, the Obama and Trump administrations deported hundreds of thousands of Central Americans during the last decade. But little was known about what happens to deportees. Eighteen months ago, we decided to find out. We interviewed 1,357 deportees as they entered Guatemala and followed up with 340 of them over subsequent months. Our… […]
  • Climate, violence, and Honduran migration to the United States
    Apprehensions of family units from Honduras arriving at the U.S. southern border grew exponentially between 2012 and 2019, from 513 to 188,368 (the dashed line in Figure 1). While it is possible that Biden administration policies and COVID-19 alter the calculus of migrants, they did not cause the sharp increase in apprehensions in 2019. This…      
  • Legalizing drugs and illegal economies is no panacea for Latin America and the rest of the world
    Catalina Niño: You have worked for many years and in many countries on various issues related to organized crime. Could you give us an overview of current organized crime dynamics, actors and activities globally and in Latin America? What is the place of drug trafficking in this landscape?   Vanda Felbb-Brown:  Organized crime and illicit… […]