Catastrophic Natural Disasters and Economic Growth. Co-authored with Sebastián Galiani, Ilan Noy and Juan Pantano. The Review of Economics and Statistics, December 2013, Vol. 95, No. 5, Pages 1549-1561. Previous version IDB Working Paper #183. Media coverage: Yahoo Argentina; JBonline (Brasil); Diario Financiero (Chile); Radio Caracol (Colombia); SDP Noticias (Mexico); El Comercio (Peru); Terra (EEUU); La Nacion (Argentina).
Price and Supply Disruptions during Natural Disasters. Co-authored with Alberto Cavallo and Roberto Rigobon. Review of Income and Wealth, Volume 60, Issue S2, November 2014, Pages: S449–S471. Previous version available through NBER WP 19474.
Where is the Money? Post-Disaster Foreign Aid Flows. w/ Oscar Becerra and Ilan Noy. Environment and Development Economics, volume 20, issue 05, pp.561-586. (web appendix).
Is the Euro-zone on the Mend? Latin American Examples to Analyze the Euro Question. Co-authored with Eduardo Fernández-Arias and Andrew Powell. Journal of Banking and Finance. Volume 47, October 2014, Pages 243–257. Previous version available through IDB-WP-525.
A New Taxonomy of Sudden Stops: Which Sudden Stops should countries be most concerned about?, joint with Andrew Powell, Pilar Tavella and Mathieu Pedemonte. Journal of International Money and Finance, Volume 51 (2015) 47-70. Previous version available through IDB-WP-430.
Precautionary Strategies and Household Saving, joint with Joshua Aizenman and Ilan Noy. Open Economies Review, November 2015, Volume 26, Issue 5, pp 911-939. Previous version available through NBER WP# 21019.
What is the relationship between national saving and investment in Latin America and the Caribbean. w/ Mathieu Pedemonte. Economía (Journal of LACEA), volume 16, issue 2, pp29-53, Spring 2016.
Is Business Saving Really None of Our Business?, joint with Ricardo Bebczuk. Applied Economics, volume 48, issue 24, 2016. Previous version available as IDB-WP-523.
NEW "Can Countries Rely on Foreign Saving for Investment and Economic Development?," co-authored with Barry Eichengreen and Ugo Panizza. HEID Economics Working Papers, 07-2016.
NEW "Gone with the Wind: Demographic Transitions and Domestic Saving," co-authored with Gabriel Sánchez and Patricio Valenzuela. IDB Working Paper No. 688.
"Debt Sustainability Fan Charts: Combining Multivariate Regression Analysis and External Forecasts." Draft for Comments. Coauthored with Francisco Arizala, Christian Castro and Andrew Powell.
Latin America's Challenge: More and Better Saving for Development, The World Financial Review, Sept-Oct 2016.
Ahorro e Inversión: el Tango se baila de a dos, Focoeconomico.org, 8/28/2016.
Fixing the Saving Problem in Latin America and the Caribbean, VoxEu.org, 7/29/16.
El Ahorro como Política de Estado, CNN Chile, 14 de junio de 2016.
What Does Saving Have to Do with Resilience to Natural Disasters?, IDEAS que Cuentan, 4/1/2016.
¿Qué tiene que ver el ahorro con la capacidad de recuperarse tras un desastre natural?, IDEAS que Cuentan, 4/1/2016.
Fuerza Chile, IDEAS que Cuentan, 9/18/2015.
Foreign Aid for Disasters: Never Enough, IDEAS que Cuentan, 4/30/2015.
Precautionary strategies and household saving, Voxeu.org, 4/01/2015.
Tango Lessons for Greece?, IDEAS que Cuentan. 2/12/2015.
Latin America's Advice to Europe: Be Decisive!, IDEAS que Cuentan. 1/22/2015.
Save More to Improve Infraestructure in Latin America and the Caribbean, VoxEU.org, 4/3/2013.
- "How Safe is Latin America Debt?", VoxEU.org, 02/24/2010.
- Interview with "Brasil Economico" (in portuguese): "Dívida da América Latina não é imune a choques externos". 03/07/2010. Also available in the printed version.
Do Ratings Matter? RGE Global Monitor. October 21, 2008.
Public Investment in Developing Countries: Blessing or Curse? RGE Global Economic Monitor, Latam Blog. July 02, 2008.
How to Spend $10 billion in Latin America and the Caribbean. RGE Global Economic Monitor, Latam Blog. November 6, 2007.
Getting Ready for the Next Catastrophe. RGE Global Economic Monitor, Latam Blog. August, 29 2007.
The Cost of Financing. RGE Global Economic Monitor, Latam Blog. August, 7 2007.
A Thought on Private Investment. RGE Global Economic Monitor, Latam Blog. July, 25 2007.
Seguro contra la próxima tormenta. El Financiero de Costa Rica, Lun 26 mar, 2007 - Dom 1 abr, 2007.