Jun 2019
Author(s): Bernales, Alejandro; Beuermann, Diether; Cumming, Douglas; Olid, Christian
Relatively little is known about the effects of blue-collar crime (theft, robbery, vandalism or arson) on financial decisions. Previous literature has focused its attention either on 'regional…
May 2019
Author(s): Domínguez, Patricio; Asahi, Kenzo
This paper studies the effect of ambient light on crime, taking advantage of the daylight saving time (DST) policy, which imposes exogenous variations in daylight exposure at specific hours of the…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Mendes Constante, Jonas
The objective of this report is to describe international solutions and good practices for PCS solutions based on key drivers for successful PCS implementation, as described by the International Port…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Mendes Constante, Jonas
El propósito de este informe es describir soluciones internacionales y buenas prácticas para los PCS, sobre la base de los determinantes clave de la implementación exitosa de un PCS, de acuerdo con…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Binder, Alberto; Rúa, Gonzalo; Bravo, Juan José
Las limitaciones del acceso a la justicia en México exigen cambios importantes a la hora de definir y construir esa hoja de ruta orientada a fortalecer las instituciones de seguridad ciudadana y…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Gingerich, Daniel; Scartascini, Carlos
Welfarist justifications of democracy presume that citizens have policy preferences that are responsive to pertinent information. Is this accurate? This paper addresses that question by providing a…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Jaitman, Laura
This paper uses the crime economics framework to shed light on the main drivers of crime and proposes avenues for future research and action in the region to reduce crime and its social and economic…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Alvarado, Nathalie; Muggah, Robert
Hoy en día hay cada vez más ciudades que están innovando con iniciativas de prevención y reducción del crimen y de la violencia. Garantizar la seguridad de los ciudadanos es una de las funciones más…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Ricover, Andy; Serebrisky, Tomás; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor
El presente trabajo busca identificar variables exógenas a las líneas aéreas que pudieran limitar el crecimiento y reducir el potencial del transporte aéreo. La hipótesis planteada sugiere que la…
Jun 2017
Author(s): Barbero, José A.; Guerrero, Pablo
El transporte automotor de carga (TAC) es el modo de transporte terrestre más importante en América Latina: al TAC le corresponde la movilización de más del 70% de las cargas nacionales de la región…
May 2017
Author(s): Peirce, Jennifer
This paper presents updated information about crime and violence in Belize, and about current and recent initiatives that address these issues, with an emphasis on youth and on Southside Belize City…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Bernal, Raquel; Eslava, Marcela
The Colombian 2012 tax reform reduced payroll taxes and employer contributions to health insurance by 13.5%, while also increasing corporate income taxes, and leaving untouched the benefits to…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Carballo, Jerónimo; Schaur, Georg; Volpe Martincus, Christian
Trade facilitation policies intend to simplify administrative processes and accelerate the handling of shipments across borders. Recent research shows that these policies have substantial effects on…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Queiroz, Cesar; Uribe, Andrés; Blumenfeld, Dennis
In the last two decades there has been an increased contribution of the private sector, through some form of public-private partnership (PPP), to finance transport infrastructure in general, and…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Carballo, Jerónimo; Graziano, Alejandro; Schaur, Georg; Volpe Martincus, Christian
We examine transaction-level Peruvian import data to show that firms are subject to significant costs of port-of-entry delays. At the transaction level, we observe the time it takes a shipment to…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian; Carballo, Jerónimo; Graziano, Alejandro
In this paper, we estimate the effects of custom-related delays on firms'exports. In so doing, we use a unique dataset that consists of the universe
of Uruguay's export transactions…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Díaz, Rodrigo; Lugo, Rigoberto; Páez, Fernando; Mojica, Carlos; Corbacho, Iván
El presente estudio es parte de un esfuerzo conjunto del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo y el Centro de Transporte Sustentable CTS EMBARQ México. En él se identifican y analizan las necesidades y…
Sep 2015
Author(s): Vriniotis, Mary
While crime and violence are major global concerns, they are notoriously difficult to study, particularly in the developing world. Many crimes are never reported to police, and in many countries…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Beliz, Gustavo; Basco, Ana Inés; Ribeiro, Ludmila Mendonça Lopes; Font, Enrique; Vasconcellos, Fernanda B.; Lafuente, Mariano
Esta nota técnica tiene como propósito presentar y diseminar las iniciativas ganadoras del concurso lanzado por el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) en 2013, "GobernArte: el arte del buen…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Beliz, Gustavo; Basco, Ana Inés; Ribeiro, Ludmila Mendonça Lopes; Font, Enrique; Vasconcellos, Fernanda B.; Lafuente, Mariano
A presente nota técnica tem como objetivo apresentar e divulgar as iniciativas ganhadoras do concurso lançado pelo Banco Interamericano de Desenvolvimento (BID) em 2013, ¿GobernArte: a arte do bom…