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): Fielding, William; Ballance, Virginia; Smith, Philip; Veyrat-Pontet, Alexandre; Sutton, Heather; Curry, Chris; Ulentin, Anne; Oenbring, Raymond; Bethel, Nicolette; Bain, Ebonesse; Collie, Rodericka; Durham, Shantique; Dames, Andrella; Minnis, Jessica; Taylor, Jacinth; Johnson, Pandora; Newry-Pintard, Yvette; Parker, Quincy; Poitier-Albury, Wendyi; Moxey-Adderley, Theresa; Williams, Elizabeth; Gibson-Mobley, Ingrid; Sands, Shamel; Robins, Bernadette; McHardy, Dale; Miller, Ky’Shaun; Thomas, Adelle; Bethell-Bennett, Ian; Velasquez, Jose
This publication, a collaboration between the Inter-American Development Bank and the University of The Bahamas, presents the findings of a study of sentenced inmates at the prison in The Bahamas…
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…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Chinchilla M., Laura; Vorndran, Doreen
In the last decade, Latin American and Caribbean governments have advanced toward a systemic management of the citizen security and justice issues, integrating strategies of crime and violence…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Chinchilla M., Laura; Vorndran, Doreen
En la última década, los gobiernos de los países de América Latina y el Caribe han avanzado hacia una gestión sistémica de los problemas de la Seguridad Ciudadana y Justicia integrando estrategias de…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); IDB Invest; Finnovista
This report is the second edition of the study “Fintech: Innovations You May Not Know were from Latin America and the Caribbean” (IDB, 2017), which offered a comprehensive view of the activity in and…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID); BID Invest; Finnovista
Este informe representa la segunda edición del estudio “Fintech: Innovaciones que no sabías que eran de América Latina y el Caribe” que brindó, por primera vez, una visión consolidada sobre la…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desenvolvimento (BID); IDB Invest; Finnovista
Este relatório apresenta a segunda edição do estudo “Fintech: inovações que você não sabia que eram da América Latina e do Caribe” que forneceu, pela primeira vez, uma visão consolidada sobre a…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Rodrigues Gomes, Camila
Despite the widespread debate about crime in Brazil and the alarming increase in homicides in recent years, few studies have analyzed or exposed evidence of the impact of public security spending on…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Pessino, Carola; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Vuletin, Guillermo
Public spending has climbed in Latin America and the Caribbean. Riding a commodity windfall and low interest rates, many governments in the region tried to spend their way into the future.…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Flom, Hernán
Most Latin American countries face a systemic challenge in providing citizen security. In other words, the region’s current insecurity is not only the responsibility of state actors in isolation, but…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Herrera, Diego; Vadillo, Sonia
The FinTech industry has grown significantly in Latin America and the Caribbean and has become an alternative for improving regional financial inclusion levels. However, the innovations brought about…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Herrera, Diego; Vadillo, Sonia
La industria FinTech ha venido creciendo de manera significativa en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) y se ha constituido en una alternativa para mejorar los niveles de inclusión financiera regionales…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Herrera, Diego; Vadillo, Sonia
O setor FinTech vem crescendo de forma expressiva na América Latina e no Caribe (ALC) e tornou-se uma alternativa para melhorar os níveis regionais de inclusão financeira. No entanto, as inovações…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Organization of American States; Colombia. Ministerio de Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones (MINTIC); Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
The Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region shows evidence of a broad and growing adoption of information and communication technologies (ICT). More than half of the population connects regularly…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Organización de los Estados Americanos; Colombia. Ministerio de Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones (MINTIC); Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
La región de Latinoamérica y el Caribe (ALC) demuestra una adopción amplia y creciente de las tecnologías de la información y las comunicaciones (TIC). Más de la mitad de la población se conecta…
Aug 2017
Author(s): Calatayud, Agustina; Schneider, Christian; Valencia, Carolina
En el contexto de la IV Revolución Industrial, las nuevas tecnologías digitales prometen generar importantes cambios en la economía. En particular, estas tecnologías pueden mejorar radicalmente la…
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…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra; Pradelli, Juan Jose; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wenner, Mark D.; Wright, Allan; Clarke, Dillon; Waithe, Kimberly
This Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin explores constraints to private sector development in the Caribbean. With economic growth weak and dependent on only a few sectors -either tourism or…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Agénor, Pierre-Richard; Pereira da Silva, Luiz A.
The effects of capital requirements on risk-taking and welfare are studied in a stochastic overlapping generations model of endogenous growth with banking, limited liability, and government…