Nov 2008
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.
This working paper discusses "Safer Commune" - a neighbourhood crime prevention program in Chile that has come under criticism via evidence of rising crime rates and fear of crime in…
Jul 2008
Author(s): Luengas, Pavel; Ruprah, Inder J.
This paper examines the association between trust and community involvement with fear of crime. Fear of crime is measured by three typical perception measures: neighbourhood security; walking alone…
Jun 2008
Author(s): Marcano, Luis; Ruprah, Inder J.
This paper presents the findings of an evaluation of Chile's Progressive Housing Program (PHP), which is a public housing program that finances the purchase of a new house for lower income…
Mar 2008
Author(s): Mednik, Matias; Rodríguez, César; Ruprah, Inder J.
This paper tests the hysteresis hypothesis in unemployment for 13 Latin American countries covering the period 1980-2005. The tests exploit the time series and the cross sectional variation of the…
Mar 2008
Author(s): Marcano, Luis; Ruprah, Inder J.
High delinquency rate of publicly provided mortgages in social housing programs are often interpreted to be due to moral hazard. In this working paper, the authors show that the typically used…
Jan 2008
Author(s): Barrera-Osorio, Felipe; Galdo, Virgilio; Schargrodsky, Ernesto; Galiani, Sebastián; González Rozada, Martín; Nakasone, Eduardo; Chong, Alberto E.; Coombs, Elizabeth; Gonzalez-Eiras, Martín; Torero, Máximo; Alcázar, Lorena; Olivera, Mauricio; Carrillo, Paul E.; Rossi, Martín; Bellettini Cedeño, Orazio J.
This book provides a detailed microeconomic analysis of the impact of various privatizations in different countries in the region. Its central message is that in many cases, contrary to popular…