Feb 2019
Author(s): Alberti, Juan
This paper compares two approaches to the evaluation of mega transport project success. The first one is called the “iron triangle” approach. Under this approach, a megaproject is considered…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Mitnik, Oscar A.; Sanchez, Raul; Yañez, Patricia
This paper quantifies the impacts of transport infrastructure investments on economic activity in Haiti, proxied by satellite luminosity data. Our identification strategy exploits the differential…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Pereyra, Andrés; Alberti, Juan
La preinversión es la etapa fundacional del proyecto, y concluye con la estructuración contractual y comienzo de la implementación. Una preinversión con estudios técnico-económicos completos lleva a…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Lopera, María Adelaida; Mitnik, Oscar A.; Yañez, Patricia
The direct benefits of transport projects are well known; paving roads reduces vehicular operating costs, mass transport systems reduce commuting times and road maintenance prolongs their operating…
Jan 2015
Author(s): Alberti, Juan
Evidence suggests that an "infrastructure gap" vis-à-vis other industrial and developing regions opened up in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) over the past two decades. The Inter-…
Jan 2008
Author(s): Gasparini, Leonardo; Sosa Escudero, Walter; Marchionni, Mariana; Olivieri, Sergio
This paper is part of a large project on quality of life and deprivation in LAC commissioned by the IDB's Research Department (RES) that makes extensive use of the Gallup World Poll. This survey…