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; Yañez, Patricia; Sanchez, Raul
This paper provides an overview of salient road safety issues in the LAC region. It reviews existing theoretical and empirical evidence of interventions to improve road safety outcomes, concentrating…
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…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Mitnik, Oscar A.; Sanchez, Raul; Yañez, Patricia
This paper quantifies the impacts of transport infrastructure investments on economic activity in Haiti, proxied by satellite luminosity data. Our identification strategy exploits the differential…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Lopera, María Adelaida; Mitnik, Oscar A.; Yañez, Patricia
The direct benefits of transport projects are well known; paving roads reduces vehicular operating costs, mass transport systems reduce commuting times and road maintenance prolongs their operating…
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…