Aug 2019
Author(s): Carrillo, Paul E.; Castro, Edgar; Scartascini, Carlos
As policymakers increasingly use rewards to encourage good citizenship, it is important to find a reward mechanism that does not curb intrinsic motivation, is long-lasting, and has effects that go…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Carrillo, Paul E.; Castro, Edgar; Scartascini, Carlos
Dado que los responsables de las políticas públicas utilizan cada vez más los incentivos para promover la cultura ciudadana, es importante encontrar un mecanismo de recompensa que no reduzca la…
May 2017
Author(s): Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Schady, Norbert
Teachers vary considerably in their effectiveness, but identifying teacher characteristics that predict their impact on learning outcomes has been elusive. We analyze a teacher evaluation that is…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Carrillo, Paul E.; Castro, Edgar; Scartascini, Carlos
This paper evaluates the effect of positive inducements on tax behavior by exploiting a natural experiment in which a municipality of Argentina randomly selected 400 individuals among more than 72,…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad; Carneiro, Pedro; Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu; Schady, Norbert
We assigned two cohorts of kindergarten students, totaling more than 24,000 children, to teachers within schools with a rule that is as-good-as-random. We collected data on children at the beginning…
Oct 2012
Author(s): Alfonso, Mariana; Bos, María Soledad; Duarte, Jesús; Rondón, Carlos; Schady, Norbert; Verdisco, Aimee; Ñopo, Hugo R.; Moreno, Martín; Mizala, Alejandra; Gargiulo, Carlos; Severin, Eugenio; Capota, Christine; Rosero Moncayo, José; Pérez Alfaro, Marcelo; Sánchez Cobo, Fernando; Bassi, Marina; Santiago, Ana; Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Chemello, Graciela; Cabrol, Marcelo; Székely, Miguel
¿Es posible mejorar la calidad de la educación en América Latina y el Caribe? Según los expertos autores de estas páginas, hay soluciones pero no atajos: se trata de comenzar de cero y de apuntalar…
Sep 2012
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ruprah, Inder J.; Thompson, Jennelle
In today's knowledge-based societies, understanding basic scientific concepts and the capacity to structure and solve scientific questions is more critical than ever. Accordingly, in this paper…
Sep 2012
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ruprah, Inder J.; Thompson, Jennelle
En las sociedades de hoy basadas en el conocimiento, nunca antes fueron tan esenciales la comprensión de conceptos científicos básicos y la capacidad de estructurar y resolver problemas de ciencia.…