Feb 2018
Author(s): Davis, Lucas; Martinez, Sebastian; Taboada, Bibiana
This paper evaluates a field experiment in Mexico in which a quasi-experimental sample of new homes was provided with insulation and other energy efficient upgrades. A novel feature of our study is…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Fisher, Mary Kate; Gamper, Catherine
Natural hazards and disasters can have significant impacts on the economic and social development of Latin America and the Caribbean. In the past decade alone, OECD and BRIC countries have…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Fisher, Mary Kate; Gamper, Catherine
Los desastres naturales pueden tener impactos significativos en el desarrollo económico y social de América Latina y el Caribe. Sólo en la última década, los países de la OCDE y BRIC han…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Fisher, Mary Kate; Gamper, Catherine
Os riscos naturais e os desastres podem ter impactos significativos no desenvolvimento econômico e social da América Latina e do Caribe. Apenas na década passada, os países da OCDE e BRIC…
May 2017
Author(s): García Zaballos, Antonio; Iglesias Rodriguez, Enrique
Information and communications technology (ICT) plays an important role in promoting and enabling social, economic, and environmental well-being worldwide. Data centers are essential for the…
May 2017
Author(s): Jimenez Mori, Raul Alberto; Yépez-García, Ariel
The paper investigates the determinants of household energy spending and energy budget shares, with a focus on understanding their non-linear relationship with income, and the presence of economies…
Sep 2016
Author(s): García Zaballos, Antonio; Jeun, Inkyung
Modern society cannot evolve and operate without critical infrastructures, most of which have become dependent of internet connectivity for a variety of information management, communications, and…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Jimenez Mori, Raul Alberto; Yépez-García, Ariel
Understanding how energy use evolves at different stages of development is essential for reliable prospective analysis and planning. With that aim in mind, this paper examines the composition of…