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Monday, March 31, 2008  |  <i>Americas Quarterly</i> Spring 2008

Universal welfare programs are returning to the social policy mix in the hemisphere. By their very nature, limited social assistance policies have limited impact, writes José Antonio Ocampo. Read the full text of the article in the Spring 2008 issue of Americas Quarterly, released April 24. ... Read More

High Inequality

Monday, March 31, 2008  |  Americas Quarterly Spring 2008

Recent research suggests that exclusion represents a severe drag on the region's economic growth and stability. Tackling high inequality and low social mobility is fundamental to getting economies on a sure footing, writes Guillermo Perry. Read the full article in the Spring 2008 issue of Americas Quarterly. ... Read More

Fresh Look Review: Los límites Morales del Gasto Público: Desigualdad, Bienestar e Ingresos no Laborales

Monday, March 31, 2008  |  Americas Quarterly Spring 2008

Ignacio Labaqui reviews  Dante Avaro's assessment of income inequality in Latin America and his proposed policy that reduces such inequality without compromising economic growth. ... Read More

Meeting in Montevideo

Friday, December 14, 2007  |  Carin Zissis

With a new leader in Argentina and Venezuela’s Mercosur membership hanging like a question mark, South American presidents gathered in Montevideo December 18. The summit comes as the organization signs a trade pact with Israel, the bloc’s first free-trade agreement, and with troubles brewing among some partners. ... Read More

Protecting Latin American Investments

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

In an article for Viewpoints Americas, Jonathan Hamilton, Partner at White & Case LLP, examines the recent trend in some parts of Latin America to reject arbitration for resolving investment disputes. It is unlikely that foes of neutral dispute mechanisms will be able to  "put the arbitration genie fully back into a bottle," he writes. ... Read More