May 2014
Author(s): Zambrano, Omar; Robles, Marcos; Laos, Denisse
The relationship between the abundance of natural resources and socio-economic performance has been a main object of study in the economic development field since Adam Smith. Dominated by the…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Vakis, Renos; Paxson, Christina; Marshall, Daniela; Macours, Karen; López Bóo, Florencia; Bravo, David; Bernal, Raquel; Azuero, Rodrigo; Araujo, María Caridad; Behrman, Jere R.; Schady, Norbert
Research from the United States shows that gaps in early cognitive and non-cognitive ability appear early in the life cycle. Little is known about this important question for developing countries.…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Vakis, Renos; Paxson, Christina; Marshall, Daniela; Macours, Karen; López Bóo, Florencia; Bravo, David; Bernal, Raquel; Azuero, Rodrigo; Araujo, María Caridad; Behrman, Jere R.; Schady, Norbert
Los estudios llevados a cabo en Estados Unidos demuestran que las brechas en las habilidades tempranas cognitivas y no cognitivas se producen muy pronto en la vida. Es poco lo que se conoce sobre…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Garofalo, Pablo; Czerwonko, Alejo; Cristia, Julian P.
Many developing countries are allocating significant resources to expanding technology access in schools. Whether these investments will translate into measurable educational improvements remains an…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Bet, Germán; Cristia, Julian P.; Ibarrarán, Pablo
This paper analyzes the effects of increased shared computer access in secondary schools in Peru. Administrative data are used to identify, through propensity-score matching, two groups of schools…