• Access to banking finance and exporting 

      Álvarez, Roberto; López, Ricardo A. (Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2014-05)
      Using firm-level data from the manufacturing sector of Chile for the period 1995-2002, we examine whether access to finance increase the probability of exporting. To do that, we exploit information of firms´ access to ...
    • Household debt during the financial crisis: micro-evidence from Chile 

      Álvarez, Roberto; Opazo, Luis (Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2013-04)
      We examine evidence from a 2006 to 2009 data panel to explore how Chilean households were affected by the negative income shock observed during the recent financial crisis. Our results show that there is a negative and ...
    • Innovation and productivity in services: evidence from Chile 

      Álvarez, Roberto; Zahler, Andrés; Bravo Ortega, Claudio (Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2013-10)
      This paper analyzes empirically the relationship between innovation and productivity in the Chilean services sector. Consistent with recent evidence on developed countries, we find that services firms are as innovative ...