Jul 2001
Author(s): Gaviria, Alejandro
This paper uses a new data set to study household responses to adverse income shocks in seven Latin American countries. The results show (i) that households respond to income shocks mainly by…
Jun 2001
Author(s): Behrman, Jere R.; Gaviria, Alejandro; Székely, Miguel
High inequality has long been regarded as one of the main problems facing Latin American countries. To understand better the determinants of inequality and to help guide thinking about policy options…
May 2000
Author(s): Panizza, Ugo; Gaviria, Alejandro; Stein, Ernesto H.; Seddon Wallack, Jessica
This paper tests whether Rodrik's (1999) results that institutions for conflict management are associated with the ability to react to economic shocks are robust to different ways of defining…
Apr 2000
Author(s): Gaviria, Alejandro; Stein, Ernesto H.
In this paper, we use a panel approach to study population growth in major cities around the world. We find that major cities grow faster in relatively backward economies and in more volatile, faster…
Dec 1998
Author(s): Dahan, Momi; Gaviria, Alejandro
The model presented in the paper generates important implications concerning how the allocation of resources between children varies across income groups. In the model, poor and middle-income…