Jun 2019
Author(s): Almeida, Eduardo; Prat, Jordi; Vargas-Moreno, Juan Carlos; Acevedo, María Cecilia; Del Carmen, Giselle; Mejía, Alejandra; Solera, Marco; Castillo Martínez, Paula; Del Campo, Victoria; Flores, Juan; Lennon Sabatini, Joaquín; Paz, Marcelo; Valencia, Adriana
Honduras: A Territorial Approach to Development presents an innovative approach to address the development challenges of the country. The document first describes the main challenges to inclusive…
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…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Banerjee, Onil
This fourth edition in the series “Environmental Economics for Evidence Based Policy Making” provides an overview of Colombia’s new environmental-economic accounts, the IEEM Platform and how it can…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Banerjee, Onil
Esta cuarta edición de la serie "Economía-Ambiental para Políticas Basadas en Evidencia" ofrece una visión general de las nuevas cuentas ambientales y económicas de Colombia, la Plataforma…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Ardanaz, Martín; Izquierdo, Alejandro
This paper studies the cyclical properties of two key expenditure categories (current and public investment spending) during the different phases of the business cycle (good times and bad times).…
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-…
Aug 2017
Author(s): Lagarda, Guillermo; Linares, Jennifer
Durante los últimos años, el precio (considerado un estimulador de actividad a nivel mundial) cayó y tuvo un impacto en todos los sectores de la economía, incluyendo productores, exportadores,…
Aug 2017
Author(s): INDESA; Diamond, Alex; Astudillo, Jhonatan A.
Un gran número de países desarrollados y en desarrollo han sido exitosos en impulsar a las industrias creativas a través de políticas públicas integrales. Panamá inició un proceso de identificación y…
May 2017
Author(s): Cicowiez, Martin; Banerjee, Onil; Morris, Emily
In this study we develop an evidence-based tool to help to guide policy and investment choices, to maximize developmental returns from tourism. Specifically, we develop a tourism-extended social…
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…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Zegarra Méndez, Eduardo
El Canal de Panamá es un importante motor de la economía panameña y del mundo, ya que aporta 6,8% al PIB panameño y es el punto focal del transporte asociado al 6% del comercio mundial. Este depende…
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…
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…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Mercer-Blackman, Valerie
In this paper, the author examines the current structure of the tax system for hydrocarbon production in Trinidad and Tobago in light of global trends in hydrocarbon taxation. Some of the main…