Apr 2018
Author(s): Carneiro, Pedro; Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu; Schady, Norbert
We study the determinants of math achievement among children in early elementary school using data from a unique experiment in which children were randomly assigned to classrooms within schools for…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Schady, Norbert; Carneiro, Pedro; Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu
We study the determinants of math achievement among children in early elementary school using data from a unique experiment. We find steep socioeconomic gradients and a substantial boy-girl gap in…
Mar 2013
Author(s): Di Tata, Juan Carlos; Puerta, Juan Manuel; Gray, Cheryl; Reichmann, Thomas; Suarez, David
One of the most debated parts of the IDB-9 Agreement was the requirement that the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB or Bank) enhance its macroeconomic analysis and link it to its country…
Nov 2011
Author(s): Powell, Andrew; Miller, Marcus; Maier, Antonia
The recent financial crisis has forced a rethink of banking regulation and supervision and the role of financial innovation. This paper develops a model where prudent banks may signal their type…
Apr 2010
Author(s): Durante, Juan José; Focke, Kurt S.; Collich, Guillermo J.; Marcel, Mario; Andersen, Torben
The Latin American and Caribbean region is highly exposed to natural disasters. The social and economic impact of these events has been historically very significant and it is showing an increasingly…
Feb 2004
Author(s): Reis, José Guilherme A.; Valadares, Sílvia M.
Este trabalho analisa alguns dos principais obstáculos ao desenvolvimento do sistema financeiro brasileiro, ressaltando as medidas implementadas recentemente e indicando propostas para dar…
Nov 2001
Author(s): Andersen, Torben
The report makes a general assessment of the need for catastrophe risk transfer in Latin America and the Caribbean. It analyzes different ways in which risk transfer can take place in the form of…