Aug 2014
Author(s): Cesa-Bianchi, Ambrogio; Pesaran, M. Hashem; Rebucci, Alessandro
The 2007-2008 global financial crisis and the subsequent anemic recovery have rekindled academic interest in quantifying the impact of uncertainty on macroeconomic dynamics. This paper studies the…
Aug 2014
Author(s): Tristao, Ignez; Cali, Jonathan
The Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region has experienced dramatic gains in health and life expectancy in the past century. Yet hundreds of millions of people in the region are still at risk of…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Galiani, Sebastián; Gertler, Paul; Cooper, Ryan; Martinez, Sebastian; Ross, Adam; Undurraga, Raimundo
This paper provides empirical evidence on the causal effects that upgrading slum dwellings has on the living conditions of the extremely poor. In particular, we study the impact of providing better…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Pinto, Diana M.; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Stampini, Marco; Carman, Katherine Grace; Guanais, Frederico C.; Luoto, Jill; Sánchez, Mario; Cali, Jonathan
This technical note discusses how behavioral economics insights can be used to enhance the design of health interventions, with emphasis on those addressing non-communicable diseases, by promoting…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Pinto, Diana M.; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Stampini, Marco; Carman, Katherine Grace; Guanais, Frederico C.; Luoto, Jill; Sánchez, Mario; Cali, Jonathan
Esta publicación discute como utilizar los principios de la economía del comportamiento para mejorar el diseño de las intervenciones de salud ¿especialmente las relacionadas con enfermedades no…
Feb 2014
Author(s): Planas, Maria Elena; García, Patricia J.; Bustelo, Monserrat; Cárcamo, Cesar; Ñopo, Hugo R.; Martinez, Sebastian; Merino, María Fernanda; Morrison, Andrew
This study aims to evaluate whether health providers in Peru might be contributing to ethnic health disparities in the provision of family planning services, by comparing providers' adherence to…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Bossert, Thomas; Blanchet, Nathan; Sheetz, Suzanne; Pinto, Diana M.; Cali, Jonathan; Perez-Cuevas, Ricardo
This technical note presents a comparative analysis of Latin America's fragmented health systems. It provides a detailed account of health system fragmentation along six dimensions (…