Mar 2019
Author(s): Cravo, Tulio; Schimanski, Caroline
While the relationship between business cycles and employment is a topic of continuing interest, it has received limited attention in the literature focusing on developing countries. This study adds…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Bando, Rosangela; Gertler, Paul
We analyze evidence from 10 at-scale field experiments in four countries on the effect of inquiry- and problem-based pedagogy (IPP) on students’ math and science test scores. IPP creates active…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Bertoni, Eleonora; Elacqua, Gregory; Jaimovich, Analia; Rodríguez, Julio; Santos, Humberto
This paper contributes to the teacher sorting literature by analyzing equity in the distribution of teachers in three educational systems in Latin America, with different equalization policies,…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Hincapie, Diana; Vegas, Emiliana; Alfonso, Mariana
Este libro examina las políticas públicas que varios países de la región están poniendo en práctica para atraer, preparar y seleccionar docentes efectivos. También analiza la evolución histórica de…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Hincapie, Diana; Vegas, Emiliana; Alfonso, Mariana
Este livro analisa as políticas públicas que vários países da região estão implementando para atrair, preparar e selecionar professores eficazes. Também examina a evolução histórica da profissão…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Berlinski, Samuel
We analyze the effects on teacher retention and between school mobility of a program that rewards excellence in pedagogical practice in Chile. Teachers apply voluntarily for the award and those who…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Ayres, João
This paper quantifies the flow of knowledge within U.S. multinational corporations in the United States and European Union. A general equilibrium model of knowledge flows within multinationals is…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Today many countries, including some in the developing world, are manufacturing and trading components of goods that they never before produced. By entering global supply chains, they are increasing…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
Los procesos de producción se han vuelto cada vez más fragmentados en todo el mundo. En sectores tan diversos como el electrónico, de equipos de transporte, y de ropa y alimentos, los productos se…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Hincapie, Diana; Vegas, Emiliana; Alfonso, Mariana
Este informe examina las políticas públicas que varios países de la región están poniendo en práctica para atraer, preparar, y seleccionar a docentes efectivos. También analiza la evolución histórica…
Jun 2017
Author(s): Fernandez, Andres; Schmitt-Grohé, Stephanie; Uribe, Martin
SVAR models that include a single world price (such as the terms-of-trade) predict that world shocks explain a small fraction of movements in domestic output (typically less than 10 percent). This…
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…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Hull, Darrell M.; Booker, Dana D.; Näslund-Hadley, Emma
El presente estudio analizó las características de los docentes de Belice que hipotéticamente podían correlacionarse con la autoeficacia de los mismos. Controlado por estas características, el…
May 2016
Author(s): Bassi, Marina; Blumberg, Rae Lesser; Mateo-Berganza Díaz, María Mercedes
This paper analyzes gender bias in teaching in low-performing schools in Chile. To carry out the analyses, the authors used videotaped classes for fourth graders and coded 237 tapings. Results show a…
Jan 2016
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…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Rodriguez, Diego; Gonzalez, Andres; Fernandez, Andres
Fluctuations in commodity prices are an important driver of business cycles in small emerging market economies (EMEs). This paper documents how these fluctuations correlate strongly with the…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Peinado-Vara, Estrella; van Haeringen, Reintje; López, Fernanda; Segovia, José Luis; Otsuka, Nobuyuki; Torà Carod, Laura; Palacios, Anabella; Fernández, Xoán; Pavez, Karime; Ventocilla, Maria Claudia; Rodríguez, Juan Carlos; Zimbrick, Ana; Garrett, Julio
Este informe utiliza metodologías cualitativas para investigar el grado en que las iniciativas de negocios inclusivos (NI) pueden hacer una contribución sustancial a mejorar las condiciones de vida…
Jun 2015
Author(s): Ardanaz, Martín; Corbacho, Ana; Gonzales, Alberto; Tolsa Caballero, Nuria
Over the past decade, an increasing number of countries have began anchoring their fiscal policy frameworks in terms of rules that target the cyclically adjusted or structural (as opposed to actual)…
Jun 2015
Author(s): Rius, Andrés
In 2006 Uruguay's Parliament voted to establish a system of individual livestock traceability that would initially be mandatory for bovine populations, and in future stages will encompass all…
Mar 2015
Author(s): Finkelstein-Shapiro, Alan; González Gómez, Andrés
This paper builds a small open economy business cycle model with labor and financial market frictions that incorporates frictional, endogenous self-employment entry and a link between formal credit…