Feb 2018
Author(s): Vogt-Schilb, Adrien; Meunier, Guy; Hallegatte, Stephane
This paper finds that it is optimal to start a long-term emission-reduction strategy with significant short-term abatement investment, even if the optimal carbon price starts low and grows…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Sabel, Charles; Stein, Ernesto H.; Trejos, Alberto
This paper summarizes the findings of the recent Inter-American Development Bank book Two to Tango: Public-Private Collaboration Productive Development Policies, based on case studies of 25…
Aug 2017
Author(s): Audoly, Richard; Vogt-Schilb, Adrien; Guivarch, Céline; Pfeiffer, Alexander
This paper covers three policy-relevant aspects of the carbon content of electricity that are well established among integrated assessment models but under-discussed in the policy debate. First,…
Jun 2017
Author(s): Vogt-Schilb, Adrien; Hallegatte, Stephane
Countries have pledged to stabilize global warming at a 1.5 to 2°C increase. Either target requires reaching net zero emissions before the end of the century, which implies a major transformation of…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Banerjee, Onil; Boyle, Kevin; Rogers, Cassandra; Cumberbatch, Janice; Kanninen, Barbara; Lemay, Michele H.; Schling, Maja
Ex-post economic impact evaluations are standard requirements for loans and grants from multilateral international development institutions. In many cases, however, lack of sufficient baseline or…
May 2016
Author(s): Colacito, Riccardo; Hoffmann, Bridget; Phan, Toan
This paper documents that seasonal temperatures have significant and systematic effects on the U.S. economy, both at the aggregate level and across a wide crosssection of economic sectors. This…
Sep 2015
Author(s): Lachaud, Michée Arnold; Bravo-Ureta, Boris E.; Ludeña, Carlos E.
This study estimates Climate Adjusted Total Factor Productivity (CATFP) for agriculture in Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) countries, while also providing comparisons with several regions of the…
Dec 2014
Author(s): Rosales, María Fernanda
A growing body of research argues that early adverse experiences have lasting effects not only on later health outcomes, but also on human capital accumulation. This paper investigates the…
Jul 2014
Author(s): García Ayala, Rodrigo; Estrugo, Andrés
Climate change is imposing a large burden on the most vulnerable populations, particularly in the developing world. Establishing consistent causal relationships, however, is difficult because a…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Mata, Dolores de la; Valencia-Amaya, Mauricio G.
This paper studies the link between severe weather shocks in Colombia and municipality-level incidence of dengue and malaria. The unexpectedly high variability of the 2010 rainfalls relative to…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Pereda, Paula C.; Menezes, Tatiane A. de; Alves, Denisard
Climate-sensitive health problems kill millions every year and undermine the physical and psychological well-being of millions more. To identify the climate impacts on dengue risk in Brazil, a…
May 2014
Author(s): Zahler, Andrés; Bravo Ortega, Claudio; Goya, Daniel; Benavente, José Miguel
This Working Paper provides an in-depth analysis of public-private collaboration (PPC) in Chilean productive development policies (PDPs) through five case studies under two specific polices: the…
Apr 2014
Author(s): Pereda, Paula C.; Menezes, Tatiane A. de; Alves, Denisard
This paper attempts to identify the climatic effect on birth outcomes in Brazil and, thus, to predict the potential impact of climate change. Panel data models indicate that excess and lack of…
Apr 2014
Author(s): Vela, Mauricio A.; Miller, Sebastián J.
This paper studies the allocation of total disaster risk reduction public spending among regions in Peru. The main objective of this work is to identify the main determinants of the distribution of…
Mar 2014
Author(s): González, Macarena; Bianchi, Carlos; Rius, Andrés; Pittaluga, Lucía
The public-private collaboration (PPC) for productive development policies (PDPs) implemented in Uruguay in recent years have provided fertile ground for research. Many have achieved results that can…
Mar 2014
Author(s): Rozemberg, Ricardo; Ramos, Daniela; López, Andrés; Hallak, Juan Carlos; González, Andrea; Bisang, Roberto
This study discusses four cases of public-private collaboration (PPC) in the design and implementation of productive development policies (PDP) in Argentina. We find that PPCs have contributed to the…
Feb 2014
Author(s): Cornick, Jorge; Jimenez, Jorge; Román, Marcela
Public-private collaboration in productive development policy in Costa Rica frequently takes the form of policy co-governance: an autonomous institution in charge of policy for a particular economic…
Feb 2014
Author(s): Eslava, Marcela; Meléndez Arjona, Marcela; Perry, Guillermo
This Working Paper analyzes the institutions that shape public-private collaboration for the design and implementation of productive development policies in Colombia. These policies are increasingly…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Agüero, Jorge M.
This paper uses year-to-year variation in temperature to estimate the long-term effects of climate change on health outcomes in Mexico. Combining temperature data at the district level and three…
Nov 2013
Author(s): Miller, Sebastián J.; Vela, Mauricio A.
This paper focuses on the question of whether the magnitude of long-established environmentally related taxes (ERT) is related to countries environmental performance. While environmental taxes…