Oct 2014
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Ruprah, Inder J.; Sierra, Ricardo
This policy brief answers three main questions for the Jamaican economy: (a) Do remittances act as a safety net during negative health shocks? (b) Are remittances subject to moral hazard by receivers…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Pereda, Paula C.; Menezes, Tatiane A. de; Alves, Denisard
Climate-sensitive health problems kill millions every year and undermine the physical and psychological well-being of millions more. To identify the climate impacts on dengue risk in Brazil, a…
Apr 2014
Author(s): Pereda, Paula C.; Menezes, Tatiane A. de; Alves, Denisard
This paper attempts to identify the climatic effect on birth outcomes in Brazil and, thus, to predict the potential impact of climate change. Panel data models indicate that excess and lack of…