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…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Ajzenman, Nicolás; Galiani, Sebastián; Seira, Enrique
There are few reliable estimates of the effects of violence on economic outcomes. This study exploits the manifold increase in homicides in 2008-2011 in Mexico resulting from its war on organized…
Sep 2011
Author(s): Arbeláez, María Angélica; Steiner, Roberto; Becerra, Alejandro; Wills, Daniel
Using the 2003 and 2008 Quality of Life Surveys (QLS) conducted by the National Department of Statistics (DANE), this paper identifies the factors that affect housing tenure decisions in Colombia.…
Dec 2004
Author(s): Slack, Enid; Cuadrado-Roura, Juan R.; Fernández Güell, José Miguel; Rojas, Eduardo; Bird, Richard; Klink, Jeroen; Lefévre, Christian; Subirats, Joan; Brugué, Quim; Monzón, Andrés; Etchegaray, Alberto
Throughout the twentieth century, there was a notable population shift in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, from rural living situations to urban centers. In 2000 there were 49 cities…
Dec 2004
Author(s): Slack, Enid; Cuadrado-Roura, Juan R.; Fernández Güell, José Miguel; Rojas, Eduardo; Bird, Richard; Klink, Jeroen; Lefévre, Christian; Subirats, Joan; Brugué, Quim; Monzón, Andrés; Etchegaray, Alberto
Una de las características más destacadas del desarrollo reciente de América Latina es el alto grado de urbanización de su población y la emergencia de un gran número de ciudades con características…