Mar 2019
Author(s): Christelis, Dimitris; Messina, Julián
We partially identify population treatment effects in observational data under sample selection, without the benefit of random treatment assignment. We provide bounds both for the average and the…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Salazar, Mónica; Guillard, Charlotte; Crespi, Gustavo
Policymakers need statistics and indicators to diagnose the situation of the sector or issue at stake and then propose policies and programs based on evidence, and to monitor and evaluate public…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Verhulst, Stefaan G.; Young, Andrew
Across the world, significant time and resources are being invested in making government data accessible to all with the broad goal of improving people’s lives. Evidence of open data’s impact - on…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Seco, Antonio; Muñoz Miranda, Andrés
El contexto nuevo y cambiante de la economía digital y la digitalización del sector público ofrecen a las administraciones fiscales de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) un marco con necesidades e…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Muente, Arturo; Serale, Florencia
En la era digital, la “economía de los datos” se está convirtiendo en el nuevo “oro negro” que aceita el motor del crecimiento económico. Los datos, masivos y abiertos, son esenciales para mejorar la…
Jan 2018
Author(s): Bobba, Matteo; Flabbi, Luca; Levy Algazi, Santiago
This paper develops a search and matching model where firms and workers are allowed to form matches (jobs) that can be formal or informal. Workers optimally choose the level of schooling acquired…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Bornacelly, Iván; Rieble-Aubourg, Sabine
In Barbados, investment in education is one of the highest in the region and there is almost universal access to basic education. However, learning outcomes are still unequal, and while many young…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad; Martínez, María Adelaida; Martinez, Sebastian; Pérez, Michelle; Sánchez, Mario
While the effects of conditional cash transfers on primary school enrollment, attendance and dropouts are well documented, few studies address their impact on longer-term outcomes
like high-…
Jul 2017
Author(s): Rodríguez, Patricio; Palomino, Norma; Mondaca, Javier
Con el fin de colaborar con la utilización de Big Data y Data Science en el diseño e implementación de políticas públicas en Latinoamérica y el Caribe, se presentan tres estudios exploratorios…
May 2017
Author(s): Rodríguez, Patricio; Palomino, Norma; Mondaca, Javier
This paper discusses the constantly changing definition of big data and portrays the landscape of the most widely used analytical techniques in the context of public policy formulation in Latin…
May 2017
Author(s): Rodríguez, Patricio; Palomino, Norma; Mondaca, Javier
El presente trabajo comenta la definición de "datos masivos", en evolución permanente, y describe un panorama de las técnicas analíticas más utilizadas en el contexto de la formulación de…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Agüero, Jorge M.; Frisancho, Verónica
Violence against women takes place mainly in the private sphere and isperpetrated by people close to the victim. These features can introduce large
biases into its reporting in specialized…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Torres, Javier; Agüero, Jorge M.
This paper uses seven nationally representative time use surveys in Latin America to identify key stylized facts regarding the quantity and quality of parental time investment on the skill formation…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Mohan, Preeya; Strobl, Eric; Watson, Patrick
In-firm training is a crucial innovative activity in modern knowledge-based economies which face increasing global competition and rapidly changing technology. Nevertheless, there are few studies…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Acerenza, Santiago; Gandelman, Néstor
This paper characterizes household spending in education using microdata from income and expenditure surveys for 12 Latin American and Caribbean countries and the United States. Bahamas, Chile and…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Lafortune, Jeanne; Tessada, José
La realidad migratoria en Chile ha cambiado fuertemente en las últimas dos décadas. Números oficiales del Departamento de Extranjería y Migración indican que la población migrante se habría duplicado…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Tomar, Louisa; Guicheney, William; Kyarisiima, Hope; Zimani, Tinashe
This paper analyzes different ways in which big data can be leveraged to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of government. It describes five cases where massive and diverse sets of information…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Obando, Nataly; Andrian, Leandro Gaston
This paper analyzes the change in poverty between 2002 and 2013 in Colombia. We find that more than 90 percent of the reduction in poverty is explained by economic growth, and that wages are the…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Camacho, Adriana; Messina, Julián; Uribe, Juan Pablo
Rapid expansion in the demand for post-secondary education triggered an unprecedented boom of higher education programs in Colombia, possibly deteriorating quality. This paper uses rich…
Feb 2016
Author(s): López-Calva, Luis Felipe; Levy Algazi, Santiago
Over the last two decades Mexico has had an open trade regime, experienced macroeconomic stability, and made substantial progress in education. However, average workers¿ earnings have stagnated and…