Oct 2014
Author(s): Castro, Lucio; Scartascini, Carlos
There is growing evidence that individual responses to public policies are, to a large extent, mediated by the way the policies are framed, by people's cognitive and computational capabilities,…
Oct 2014
Author(s): Castro, Lucio; Scartascini, Carlos
Hay creciente evidencia de que las respuestas individuales a las políticas públicas están, en gran medida, mediatizadas por la manera en que se formulan las políticas, por las capacidades cognitivas…
Mar 2014
Author(s): Carballo, Jerónimo; Graziano, Alejandro; Schaur, Georg; Volpe Martincus, Christian
Time delays in international transactions impose trade costs. We examine transaction level Peruvian import data to show that firms are subject to significant costs of port-of-entry delays. At the…
Dec 2008
Author(s): Calderón, César; Casacuberta, Carlos; Castro, Lucio; Cravino, Javier; Feenstra, Robert C.; Freund, Caroline; Gandelman, Néstor; Hanson, Gordon H.; Kee, Hiau Looi; Lederman, Daniel; Olarreaga, Marcelo; Özden, Çaglar; Perry, Guillermo; Robertson, Raymond; Saslavsky, Daniel; Soloaga, Isidro
The economic successes of China and India are viewed with admiration but also with concern because of the effects that the growth of these Asian economies may have on the Latin American and Caribbean…
Sep 2006
Author(s): Díaz, Juan José; Jaramillo, Miguel
The "Youth Labor Training Program" (Programa de Capacitacion Laboral Juvenil - PROJoven) is an ongoing job-training program created in 1996 by the Ministry of Labor (Ministerio de Trabajo y…
Jul 2000
Author(s): Panizza, Ugo
This paper exploits a rich collection of household surveys to investigate the wage differential between the public and private sectors in 17 Latin American countries during the 1980s and 1990s. The…
Dec 1998
Author(s): Stein, Ernesto H.; Streb, Jorge M.
This paper presents a rational political budget cycle model for an open economy, in which devaluations are delayed in the pre-election period so as to increase the electoral chances of the party in…