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Inversión pública en infraestructura en América Latina: ¿Es la deuda la culpable?


  • Eduardo Lora



Se usaron datos de panel para siete países de América Latina para evaluar la influencia del endeudamiento público de la inversión pública en infraestructura durante el período 1987-2001. Los aumentos de deuda se asocian con inversión alta de infraestructura pública, un efecto que es resistente a la inclusión de muchas otras variables fiscales y macroeconómicas. Este trabajo también encuentra alguna evidencia de complementariedad entre la inversión pública y privada y en el efecto negativo de los préstamos de ajuste del FMI en gastos de infraestructura. No se encuentra evidencia que los incumplimientos de la deuda afectan la inversión pública en infraestructura.

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  • Eduardo Lora, 2007. "Inversión pública en infraestructura en América Latina: ¿Es la deuda la culpable?," Research Department Publications 4503, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
  • Handle: RePEc:idb:wpaper:4503

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