Jun 2008
Author(s): La Ferrara, Eliana; Duryea, Suzanne; Chong, Alberto E.
This paper focuses on fertility choices in Brazil, a country where soap operas (novelas) portray families that are much smaller than in reality, to study the effects of television on individual…
Mar 2006
Author(s): Calderón, María Cecilia; Chong, Alberto E.; Gradstein, Mark
The aim of this paper is to provide empirical evidence on the link between foreign aid and income inequality for the period 1973-2002. Since simple cross-country regressions cannot be taken as true…
Jun 2005
Author(s): Calderón, César; Chong, Alberto E.
Using objective institutional historical data we test the link between extent, duration, and transparency in democracies and rent-seeking behavior using time-series and panel data approaches. In…
May 2005
Author(s): Olivera, Mauricio; Chong, Alberto E.
This paper explores the link between compulsory voting and income distribution using a cross-section of countries around the world. Our empirical cross-country analysis for 91 countries during the…
Oct 2004
Author(s): Calderón, César; Valdés, Rodrigo; Chong, Alberto E.
This paper presents evidence on the impact of labor regulations on income inequality using two recently published databases on labor institutions and outcomes (Rama and Artecona, 2002; Botero,…
Apr 2004
Author(s): Chong, Alberto E.; Gradstein, Mark
This paper presents theory and evidence on the relationship between inequality and institutional quality. We propose a model in which the two dynamically reinforce each other and set out to test this…
Jan 2004
Author(s): Hentschel, Jesko; Saavedra-Chanduví, Jaime; Chong, Alberto E.
Using panel data for Peru for the period 1994-2000, we find that when households receive two or more services jointly, the welfare increases of the household, as measured by changes in consumption,…
Apr 2001
Author(s): Calderón, César; Chong, Alberto E.
We provide evidence on the link between infrastructure development and the distribution of income for the period 1960-1995. To do this, we use several proxies such as roads, railways,…