Dec 2021
Author(s): Busso, Matías;Herrera L., Nicolás
A pesar de los altos niveles de urbanización, persisten los incentivos económicos para migrar de las zonas rurales a zonas urbanas. Además de la brecha salarial urbana-rural esperada, tanto la…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Busso, Matías;Herrera L., Nicolás
A pesar de los altos niveles de urbanización, persisten los incentivos económicos para migrar de las zonas rurales a zonas urbanas. Además de la brecha salarial urbana-rural esperada, tanto la…
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…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Ajzenman, Nicolás;Galiani, Sebastián;Seira, Enrique
There are few reliable estimates of the effects of violence on economic outcomes. This study exploits the manifold increase in homicides in 2008-2011 in Mexico resulting from its war on organized…
Jun 2013
Author(s): Massena, Rosa M. R.;Beltrão, Kaizô I.;Vetter, David M.
Using a hedonic residential rent model for Brazil's metropolitan areas calibrated with microdata from Brazil's annual household survey, this study estimates that increasing the sense of…
Dec 2012
Author(s): Moya, Ramiro
This study analyzes the current situation of the rental market of Argentina. It is characterized by a growing percentage of households demanding houses for renting up to the point that, for first…
Nov 2012
Author(s): Torres Ramírez, Jorge Enrique
Históricamente la producción formal de vivienda en Colombia ha presentado limitaciones en su dimensión y composición por la localización, el precio, el tipo de vivienda, etc. Esta oferta ha atendido…
Oct 2012
Author(s): Cesa-Bianchi, Ambrogio
This paper investigates the international spillovers of housing demand shocks on real economic activity. The global economy is modeled using a Global VAR, with a novel house price data set for both…
May 2012
Author(s): Micco, Alejandro;Parrado, Eric;Piedrabuena, Bernardita;Rebucci, Alessandro
The Chilean system of housing finance is a mixture of public and private elements that has arguably been very successful. This paper provides an up-to-date review of the main instruments, actors,…
Apr 2012
Author(s): Blanco Blanco, Andrés;Fretes Cibils, Vicente;Boruchowicz, Cynthia;Herrera, Katia;Medellín, Nadin;Muñoz Miranda, Andrés;Azevedo, Viviane;Bouillon, César P.
Los barrios marginales representan una perenne ofensa visual en América Latina y el Caribe. Existe un mayor número de personas que moran en viviendas en pésimo estado en esta región que en otros…
Mar 2012
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
In this occasion the IDB presents the latest edition of the IDB`s flagship publication, Development in the Americas (DIA): "Room for Development: Housing Markets in Latin America and the…
Mar 2012
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo
En esta ocasión el BID presenta la última edición de la publicación insignia del BID, Desarrollo en las Américas (DIA por sus siglas en inglés): "Un espacio para el desarrollo: Los mercados de…
Jan 2012
Author(s): Sancho, Francisco;Rivera, Luis;Rosales-Tijerino, Julio
This paper surveys housing finance in Costa Rica, El Salvador and Panama. The development of a secondary mortgage-backed securities market in Costa Rica is very limited despite a broad legal…
Dec 2011
Author(s): Auguste, Sebastián;Moya, Ramiro;Sookram, Sandra
This work analyzes housing finance in Trinidad and Tobago during the last 20 years. The period covered is influenced by an economic bonanza led by the energy sector. Housing prices in this period…
Nov 2011
Author(s): Palomino Bonilla, Miguel;Wong Barrantes, Rudy
Housing for most Peruvians is improving but is still grossly inadequate. Nonetheless, public housing finance policies mainly involve programs that subsidize middle-income families and banks that lend…
Nov 2011
Author(s): López-Silva, Marco A.;Abreu-Lastra, Raúl;Saracho-Martínez, Alberto;Paulín-Hutmacher, Agustín
In 2001, Mexico introduced a comprehensive federal housing policy package. The results have been quantitatively impressive; however, there are qualitative concerns. It is also uncertain whether…
Nov 2011
Author(s): Auguste, Sebastián;Bebczuk, Ricardo N.;Moya, Ramiro
This paper analyzes mortgage loan demand in Argentina using a new survey administered in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area. It finds that recurring macro volatility and violation of financial…
Nov 2011
Author(s): Lora, Eduardo;Powell, Andrew
This paper proposes a methodology to resolve the problems that result from using a combination of objective and subjective information in evaluating urban quality of life. The paper further suggests…
Oct 2011
Author(s): Arbeláez, María Angélica;Steiner, Roberto;Becerra, Alejandro;Wills, Daniel
Using the 2003 and 2008 Quality of Life Surveys (QLS) conducted by the National Department of Statistics (DANE), this paper identifies the factors that affect housing tenure decisions in Colombia.…
Oct 2011
Author(s): Garabato, Natalia;Ramada, Magdalena
This paper analyzes the determinants of housing demand for Uruguay and the extent to which housing policies have an impact on their target population. The paper first analyzes the determinants of…