Dec 2000
Author(s): Russell, Clifford S.; Vaughan, William J.; Clark, Christopher D.; Rodríguez, Diego J.; Darling, Arthur H.
Investing in Water Quality: Measuring Benefits, Costs and Risks, explores the methods and analytical tools available for making better investment decisions when our knowledge of the costs and…
Sep 2000
Author(s): Székely, Miguel; Birdsall, Nancy; Behrman, Jere R.
This paper develops and applies a new approach to the estimation of the impact of economy-wide reforms on wage differentials, using a new high-quality data set on wage differentials by schooling…
Jun 2000
Author(s): Vaughan, William J.; Darling, Arthur H.; Rodríguez, Diego J.
This technical paper argues that Monte Carlo risk analysis offers a more comprehensive and informative way to look at project risk ex-ante than the traditional (and often arbitrary), one-influence-at…
Feb 2000
Author(s): Vaughan, William J.; Rodríguez, Diego J.
In this note, the authors detail the mechanics of the nonparametric mean and variance calculations of finding willingness to pay (WTP) estimates. There are (at least) three nonparametric estimators…
Jan 2000
Author(s): García, Luis E.; Rodríguez, Diego J.; Rossi, Lorena
This paper begins with a summary of the Bank's involvement with large infrastructure projects, including dams, since the 1960s. In the energy sector, the IDB has provided financing for the…
Jan 2000
Author(s): Fundación para la Educación Superior y el Desarrollo (Fedesarrollo); Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC); Universidad del Pacífico, Perú (UP); Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (PUJ); Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo
Con relación al sector lácteo se analiza una situación excepcional caracterizada por mercados altamente regulados y protegidos, tanto en el escenario mundial como regional. Espacialmente, la…
Dec 1999
Author(s): Londoño, Juan Luis; Guerrero, Rodrigo; Couttolene, Bernard; Cano, Ignácio; Carneiro, Leandro Piquet; Phebo, Luciana; Rubio, Mauricio; Cruz, José Miguel; González, Luis Armando; Romano, Luis Ernesto; Sisti, Elvio; Lozano, Rafael; Hijar, Marta; Zurita, Beatriz; Hernández, Patricia; Avila, Leticia; Bravo, Maria Lilia; de Jesús Ramírez, Teresita; Carrillo, Carlos; Ayala, Clotilde; López, Blanca Estela; Eyzaguirre, Hugo; Briceño-León, Roberto; Pérez Perdomo, Rogelio
En Latinoamérica, el crimen y la violencia acaparan los titulares de los periódicos, las palabras de los políticos y las angustias de los ciudadanos. En esta región, 140.000 personas son asesinadas…