Oct 2019
Author(s): Bustelo, Monserrat; Flabbi, Luca; Viollaz, Mariana
Recent years have seen an ever-greater expansion of the digital economy, a development that may bring new opportunities to workers who were at a disadvantage in the traditional economy. We focus on a…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Scholl, Lynn; Oviedo, Daniel; Innao, Marco; Pedraza, Lauramaría
Investments in public transit infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean often aim to reduce spatial and social inequalities by improving accessibility to jobs and other opportunities. The…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Scholl, Lynn; Martínez, Daniel; Mitnik, Oscar A.; Oviedo, Daniel; Yáñez-Pagans, Patricia
Despite the growing interest in and proliferation of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems around the world, their causal impacts on labor market outcomes remain unexplored. Reduced travel times for those…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Alonso, Jorge; Amuedo-Dorantes, Catalina; Juárez, Laura
This paper examines the effects of non-contributory pension programs at the federal and state levels on Mexican households' saving patterns using micro data from the Mexican Income and…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Anríquez, Gustavo; Foster, William; Ortega, Jorge; Falconi, César; De Salvo, Carmine Paolo
Economic theory and econometric evidence support the thesis that the displacement of government expenditures on public goods by subsidies to private goods inhibits the performance of the farm sector…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Anríquez, Gustavo; Foster, William; Ortega, Jorge; Falconi, César; De Salvo, Carmine Paolo
La teoría económica y la evidencia empírica disponible apoyan la tesis de que el direccionamiento del gasto público hacia bienes de naturaleza privada, en detrimento del gasto en bienes públicos,…
May 2016
Author(s): Caballero, Julián; Panizza, Ugo; Powell, Andrew
Recent work suggests non-financial firms have acted like financial intermediaries particularly in emerging economies. This paper corroborates these findings but then asks "why?" The results…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Gibbons, María Amelia; Maffioli, Alessandro; Rossi, Martín
This paper evaluates the impact of two programs that provide public and private goods, in the form of irrigation canals and materials (such as hail nets). Using a twelve-year panel of wine producers…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Mullally, Conner; Maffioli, Alessandro
Management is an important input into agricultural production, as it a determinant of the uptake and proper implementation of productive technologies and practices. While there is a large literature…
Feb 2013
Author(s): Guerrero Compeán, Roberto
Using data for all 2,454 municipalities of Mexico for the period 1980-2010, this paper analyzes the relationship between exposure to extreme temperatures and precipitation and death, as well as the…
May 2011
Author(s): Camacho, Adriana; Conover, Emily
Previous studies indicate that Colombian farmers make production decisions based on informal sources of information, such as family and neighbors or tradition. In this paper the authors randomize…
Mar 2011
Author(s): Pineda Burgos, Allan Edgardo; Agüero Rodríguez, Marco Antonio; Espinoza, Sandra Karina
Honduran farmers are at a disadvantage when dealing with intermediaries because they lack timely information about market prices. This paper first analyzes which information and communications…
Jan 2011
Author(s): Falck-Zepeda, José; Sulser, Timothy; Zambrano, Patricia; Falconi, César
This report analyzes the current state of R&D in agricultural biotechnology in Latin America and the Caribbean in the context of development of the sector. The objectives of this report where…
Jan 2011
Author(s): Sánchez, Gabriel; Butler, Inés; Rozemberg, Ricardo
In contrast to the limited impact of aggregate-level productive development policies (PDPs) in Argentina, micro-level PDPs in several sectors have proven highly successful. This study seeks to…
Jan 2010
Author(s): Trigo, Eduardo; Falck-Zepeda, José; Falconi, César
En este documento se realiza un análisis sobre el estado de la investigación y el desarrollo en biotecnología agrícola en los países de América Latina y el Caribe, en el contexto internacional de…
Sep 2009
Author(s): Gonzalez Diez, Verónica M.; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Maffioli, Alessandro; Rozo, Sandra
This paper is part of the project 'Ex-post Evaluation of the IDB Agricultural Technology Uptake Programs.' This paper evaluates the impact of agricultural extension services in the…
Aug 2009
Author(s): Cerdan-Infantes, Pedro; Maffioli, Alessandro; Ubfal, Diego
This paper analyzes the impact of the Farm Modernization and Development Program (PREDEG) on the technology uptake and productivity of Uruguayan farmers. Using a unique panel dataset, the authors…
Mar 2009
Author(s): Stads, Gert-Jan; Beintema, Nienke M.
This report reviews major institutional developments and investment and human resource trends in public agricultural R&D in LAC from 1981 to 2006, drawing from a set of country briefs and a…
Jul 2008
Author(s): López, Fernando; Maffioli, Alessandro
In this paper, the authors analyzed the effectiveness of the Component 1 of the Livestock Pilot Project (LPP-1) in fostering the efficiency of the Uruguayan livestock producers. The study used a…
Nov 2007
Author(s): Cocchi, Horacio; Bravo-Ureta, Boris E.
This study analyses the relationships between farm income, adoption of conservation technologies and output diversification among PAES participants by comparing their performance at two points in…