Aug 2014
Author(s): Saiegh, Sebastián
This paper uses joint scaling methods and similar items from three large-scale surveys to place voters, parties and politicians from different Latin American countries on a common ideological space…
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): 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…