Oct 2010
Author(s): Balsa, Ana; Gandelman, Néstor; Porzecanski, Rafael
This paper reports the results of a three-month randomized controlled trial to estimate the impact of an Internet and mobile telephone short message service (SMS) intervention on adolescents'…
Aug 2010
Author(s): Bellony, Annelle; Hoyos, Alejandro; Ñopo, Hugo R.
This paper analyzes gender earnings gaps in Barbados and Jamaica, using amatching comparisons approach. In both countries, as in most of the Caribbean region, females educational achievement is…
May 2010
Author(s): Hoyos, Alejandro; Ñopo, Hugo R.
This paper complements the findings of Atal, Ñopo and Winder (2009) on gender and ethnic wage gaps for 18 Latin American countries circa 2005 by analyzing gender wage gaps for the same countries…
May 2010
Author(s): Hoyos, Alejandro; Peña, Ximena; Ñopo, Hugo R.
This paper surveys gender wage gaps in Colombia from 1994 to 2006, using matching comparisons to examine the extent to which individuals with similar human capital characteristics earn different…
Apr 2010
Author(s): Navia, Patricio; Eyzaguirre, Nicolás; Olivari, Jocelyn; Briones, Ignacio; Benavente, José Miguel; Aninat, Cristóbal
This paper analyzes the political economy of productivity-related policymaking in Chile following a political transaction cost model (Spiller and Tommasi, 2003; Murillo et al., 2008). The main…
Jan 2010
Author(s): Alvarez, Roberto; Benavente, José Miguel; Contreras, Carmen; Contreras, José Luis
Este estudio analiza las características y los resultados de programas para promover consorcios tecnológicos en cuatro economías latinoamericanas: Argentina, Chile, Colombia y Uruguay. Se basa en…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Agosin, Manuel R.; Atal, Juan Pablo; Blyde, Juan S.; Busso, Matías; Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Chong, Alberto E.; Daude, Christian; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Galindo, Arturo; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Llisterri, Juan J.; Lora, Eduardo; Ludeña, Carlos E.; Madrigal, Lucía; Maffioli, Alessandro; Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Navarro, Juan Carlos; Ñopo, Hugo R.; Pagés, Carmen; Sabel, Charles; Scartascini, Carlos; Stucchi, Rodolfo; Tommasi, Mariano; Zuñiga, Pluvia
"La era de la productividad" describe de qué manera la baja productividad de América Latina y el Caribe impide que la región se ponga a la par de los países del mundo desarrollado. Los…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Gandelman, Néstor; Gandelman, Eduardo; Castillo, Marco; Cárdenas, Juan Camilo; Bravo, David; Sethi, Rajiv; Sanhueza, Claudia; Soruco, Ximena; Ñopo, Hugo R.; Rossi, Máximo; Elías, Víctor; Elías, Julio; Gaviria, Alejandro; Chong, Alberto E.; Polanía, Sandra; Petrie, Ragan; Piani, Giorgina; Torero, Máximo; Ronconi, Lucas; Rothschild, Julie; Urzúa, Sergio; Candelo, Natalia; Moro, Andrea
This book presents a set of studies on contemporary discrimination in Latin America that takes advantage of these new tools by focusing on social interactions that range from cooperation, group…