Nov 2021
Author(s): López-Luzuriaga, Andrea; Scartascini, Carlos
An analytical model and a field experiment in Argentina proved that salient enforcement messages on one type of tax could increase compliance with another tax. Salient messages of penalties and…
Nov 2021
Author(s): López-Luzuriaga, Andrea; Scartascini, Carlos
Un modelo analítico y un experimento de campo en Argentina demostraron que los mensajes prominentes para hacer cumplir el pago de un tipo de impuesto podían aumentar el cumplimiento en el pago de…
Nov 2021
Author(s): Banerjee, Onil; Cicowiez, Martin; Rios, Ana R.; Lima, Cicero Z. de
In this paper, we assess the economy-wide impact of Climate Change (CC) on agriculture and food security in 20 Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) countries. Specifically, we focus on the…
Nov 2021
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos; Zamora, Paula
Introducing financial incentives to increase productivity in the public sector tends to be politically and bureaucratically cumbersome, particularly in developing countries. Behavioral interventions…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Contreras, Ivette; Carrillo, Paul E.; Scartascini, Carlos
When consumption of water and other utilities is measured collectively and payment for such services is equally shared among members of the group, individuals may use more than what is socially…
Sep 2021
Author(s): Walter, Martin; De Piérola, José Carlos; Cooper, Claudia; Zegarra, Darío; Diez Canseco, Carlos; Gobitz, Víctor; Laguna, Rudy; Liendo, César
La pandemia por el Coronavirus ha mostrado los retos de la articulación entre el Estado y los sectores económicos, productivos y sociales en el Perú, además de la poca confianza entre el sector…
Sep 2021
Author(s): Henriquez, Pauline; Torrico, Blanca
En este documento, se encuentra la información sobre cómo acceder al Chequeo Digital en los países de América Latina y el Caribe. El Chequeo Digital es una herramienta que permite a las micro,…
Jul 2021
Author(s): Meneses, Juan Francisco; Saboin, José Luis
This paper analyzes the behavior of a long list of economic variables during episodes of recovery from an economic collapse. A set of stylized facts is proposed so as to depict what in this work is…
Jun 2021
Author(s): Jaramillo, Marcela; Saavedra, Valentina
El Grupo Intergubernamental de Expertos sobre el Cambio Climático (IPCC por sus siglas en inglés) indica que para cumplir con el objetivo del Acuerdo de París de limitar el aumento de la temperatura…
Jun 2021
Author(s): Jaramillo, Marcela; Saavedra, Valentina
El Grupo Intergubernamental de Expertos sobre el Cambio Climático (IPCC por sus siglas en inglés) indica que para cumplir con el objetivo del Acuerdo de París de limitar el aumento de la temperatura…
May 2021
Author(s): Bando, Rosangela; Canozzi, Otavio; Martínez Carrasco, José; Dezolt, Ana Lúcia
Many countries worldwide face significant miss reporting in tax declarations. Miss reporting leads to undesired low revenue and economic distortions. This paper discusses the extent to which the…
May 2021
Author(s): Alberti, Juan
A probabilistic approach is sometimes suggested to assess construction risks in megaprojects. This approach deals with the estimation of the likelihood and impact of risk factors, based on historical…
Apr 2021
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
In 2020, the Inter-American Development Bank kicked off the new decade faced with a novel, unprecedented challenge: the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, as the IDB Group sought to help the region…
Apr 2021
Author(s): Busso, Matías; González, María P.; Scartascini, Carlos
Telemedicine can expand access to health care at relatively low cost. Historically, however, demand for telemedicine has remained low. Using administrative records and a difference-in-differences…
Dec 2020
Author(s): Chauvin, Juan Pablo; Fowler, Annabelle; Herrera L., Nicolás
Young and middle-aged adults represent a larger share of Covid-19 deaths in developing countries -including Latin America- than in high-income countries. This is not due to those countries younger…
Dec 2020
Author(s): Chauvin, Juan Pablo; Fowler, Annabelle; Herrera L., Nicolás
Los adultos jóvenes y de mediana edad representan una mayor proporción de muertes por COVID-19 en los países en desarrollo, incluyendo a América Latina, que en los países de altos ingresos. Esto no…
Dec 2020
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Mooney, Henry; Bollers, Elton; Rosenblatt, David; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Frazier, Gralyn; McCaskie, Ariel; Khadan, Jeetendra; Abdul-Haqq, Nazera; Gauto, Victor
For most Caribbean countries, the COVID-19 pandemic will translate into the deepest single-year contraction of real GDP on record in 2020. With the exception of Guyana, countries have experienced…
Oct 2020
Author(s): Eguino, Huáscar; Capello, Marcelo; Farfán Mares, Gabriel; Aguilar, Juan Carlos; Menéndez, Hugo
This study discusses the important role of subnational governments in public investment and analyzes the way it is managed. Specifically, it addresses the following: How important is decentralized…
Oct 2020
Author(s): Eguino, Huáscar; Capello, Marcelo; Farfán Mares, Gabriel; Aguilar, Juan Carlos; Menéndez, Hugo
Este estudio presenta la importancia que tienen los gobiernos subnacionales en la inversión pública y analiza la forma en que se lleva a cabo su gestión. Específicamente, las preguntas que guían el…
Oct 2020
Author(s): Martínez Villarreal, Déborah; Rojas Méndez, Ana María; Scartascini, Carlos
Este documento fornece um guia prático para a concepção de comunicações e intervenções informadas de economia do comportamento para conter a propagação da Covid-19. Como e com que materiais…