Dec 2018
Author(s): Martínez, Daniel; Mitnik, Oscar A.; Salgado, Edgar; Scholl, Lynn; Yañez, Patricia
Limited access to safe transportation is one of the greatest challenges to labor force participation faced by women in developing countries. This paper quantifies the causal impacts of improved urban…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Martinez, Sebastian; Sanchez, Raul; Yañez, Patricia
This paper studies the effects of areal cable cars on mode of transport, time use and employment in the metropolitan area of La Paz, Bolivia. Using an instrumental variables approach, we estimate…
May 2017
Author(s): Acevedo, Paloma; Hobbs, Jason; Martinez, Sebastian
We evaluate the effects of municipal infrastructure upgrades on property prices in the Municipality of Campo Grande, Brazil. Using detailed administrative data on property characteristics and sales…
Jun 2006
Author(s): Rojas-Suárez, Liliana; Poon, Auliana; Thomas, Desmond; Vignoles, Christopher; Thomas, Clive Y.; Downes, Andrew S.; Jessen, Anneke
The material within these pages shows that Barbados, a Caribbean country with just over a quarter of a million people, embodies many of the classic vulnerabilities of an island with a small open…