Found 10 article(s) for author 'Latin America'

As Populists Rise, Latin America’s Economies Will Fall

As Populists Rise, Latin America’s Economies Will Fall. Kenneth Rogoff, June 5, 2019, Opinion, “In the space of a year, populists with autocratic tendencies have taken office in Mexico and Brazil, and laid the groundwork to return to power in Argentina. With the three largest economies in Latin America destined for further mismanagement, the prospects for growth in the region are dim.Link

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Yet another tale of two cities: Buenos Aires and Chicago

Yet another tale of two cities: Buenos Aires and Chicago. Filipe Campante, Edward Glaeser, February 3, 2018, Paper, “Buenos Aires and Chicago grew during the nineteenth century for remarkably similar reasons. Both cities were conduits for moving meat and grain from fertile hinterlands to eastern markets. However, despite their initial similarities, Chicago was vastly more prosperous for most of the twentieth century. Can the differences between the cities after 1930 be explained by differences in the cities before that date? We highlight four major differences between Buenos Aires and Chicago in 1914. Chicago was slightly richer, and significantly better educated.Link

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Financial Services at Falabella

Financial Services at Falabella. C. Fritz Foley, September 2016, Case, “In 2010, the board and senior management team of Falabella, a leading retailer with operations throughout Latin America, faced choices about what to do with its financial services division. More than 4.5 million customers had CMR credit cards that could be used in Falabella stores, and Banco Falabella competed with other banks by offering personal banking services. The case covers many of the key questions the leaders of the firm faced, including whether to allow credit card holders to use their cards for purchases outside of Falabella stores, whether to develop personal banking services further, and whether to make substantial changes to the strategy or to exit the business.Link

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Latin American Inequality: Colonial Origins, Commodity Booms or a Missed Twentieth-Century Leveling?

Latin American Inequality: Colonial Origins, Commodity Booms or a Missed Twentieth-Century Leveling? Jeffrey Williamson, May 27, 2015, Paper. “Most analysts of the modern Latin American economy have held the pessimistic belief in historical persistence—they believe that Latin America has always had very high levels of inequality, and that it is the Iberian colonists’ fault. Thus, modern analysts see today a more unequal Latin America compared with Asia and most rich post-industrial nations and assume that this must always have been true. Indeed, some have argued that high inequality appeared very early in the...” Link

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The End of a Cycle in Latin America and its Associated Risks

The End of a Cycle in Latin America and its Associated Risks. Laura Alfaro, Carmen Reinhart, March 26, 2015, Opinion, “Latin America is no exception regarding the changes in emerging market conditions that have occurred since May 2013. The first wave of bad news for emerging markets, which put an end to the bonanza of 2004-2013, has entangled a number of factors, both foreign and domestic, which have been discussed by this Committee in previous statements.Link

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Adding Value Through Venture Capital in Latin America and the Caribbean

Adding Value Through Venture Capital in Latin America and the Caribbean, Josh Lerner, October 13, 2014, Paper. “Venture capital (VC) investment has long been recognized as an engine for economic growth and development. Unlike bank loans, where the entrepreneur receives money and is left alone as long as the payments arrive on the pre-arranged schedule, venture capital investments add the quality of active investing to the cash infusion. In exchange for taking on the risk of young companies in uncertain environments, venture capitalists receive…” Link

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Prodigy Network: Democratizing Real Estate Design and Financing

Prodigy Network: Democratizing Real Estate Design and Financing. Karim R. Lakhani, March 2014, Case. “This case follows Rodrigo Nino, founder and CEO of commercial real estate development company Prodigy Network, as he develops an equity-based crowdfunding model for small investors to access commercial real estate in Colombia, then tries out the model in the U.S. U.S. regulations, starting with the Securities Act of 1933, effectively barred sponsors from soliciting small investors for large commercial real estate. However…” May require purchase or user account. Link Verified October 11, 2014

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The Promise of Microfinance and Women’s Empowerment: What Does the Evidence Say?

The Promise of Microfinance and Women’s Empowerment: What Does the Evidence Say? Dina Pomeranz, February 2014, Paper. “The microfinance revolution has transformed access to financial services for low-income populations worldwide. As a result, it has become one of the most talked-about innovations in global development in recent decades. However, its expansion has not been without controversy. While many hailed it as a way to end world poverty and promote female empowerment, others condemned it as a disaster for the poor…” Link

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Entrepreneurial Finance Lab: Scaling an Innovative Start-up Financing Venture

Entrepreneurial Finance Lab: Scaling an Innovative Start-up Financing Venture. William R. Kerr, Joan Farre-Mensa, January 2014, Case. “EFL provides credit-scoring services in developing countries using psychometric assessment, but the potential loss of a large customer makes them reconsider their scaling narrative…” May require purchase or user account. Link Verified October 11, 2014

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Entrepreneurs, Firms and Global Wealth since 1850

Entrepreneurs, Firms and Global Wealth since 1850. Geoffery G. Jones, March 12, 2013, Paper. “We live today in a world where most people are poor and some are very rich, and the category in which you find yourself is largely determined not by your job, your age or your gender but by your location. Despite the fast economic growth of China and India over the past two decades, most people in the world today are very poor. Nearly 3 billion people live on less than $2 a day; almost 1 billion are illiterate…” Link Verified October 11, 2014

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