Jan 2020
Author(s): Bobba, Matteo; Frisancho, Verónica
A growing body of evidence suggests that people exhibit large biases when processing information about themselves, but less is known about the underlying inference process. This paper studies belief…
Jul 2019
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica
This paper evaluates if the excitement about school-based financial education is warranted. First, relying on recent experimental evidence, the paper takes stock of the impact of financial education…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Malamud, Ofer; Cueto, Santiago; Cristia, Julian P.; Beuermann, Diether
This paper provides experimental evidence for the impact of home internet access on a broad range of child outcomes in Peru. Children who were randomly chosen to receive laptops with high-speed…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Thompson, Jennelle; Moffa, Nicholas Dominic
Inequity by income level, geographic area, and institution type, school absenteeism, and the lack of educational materials and high-quality professional development for teachers are some of the…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Thompson, Jennelle; Moffa, Nicholas Dominic
Las inequidades por niveles de ingreso, zona y tipo de institución, el ausentismo escolar, y la falta de materiales educativos y el desarrollo profesional docente de alta calidad son algunos de los…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica
Using data from a randomized controlled trial in 300 public high schools in Peru, this paper studies the potential of school-based financial education programs for youth. The intervention improves…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena; Bornacelly, Iván; Jaureguiberry, Florencia
The expansion of access to education in the region has been accompanied by greater inclusion: more poor students and those in rural areas are attending school at all levels. In pre-primary and…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena; Bornacelly, Iván; Jaureguiberry, Florencia
La expansión del acceso educativo en la región ha estado marcada por una mayor inclusion: la población pobre y en zonas rurales tiene mayor asistencia hoy en todos los niveles. En preprimaria y…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena; Jaureguiberry, Florencia; Martinez, Valentina
The defining educational achievement of countries in the region over the course of the last decade has been to improve access. The current challenge: improving quality equitably.
Dec 2017
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena; Jaureguiberry, Florencia; Martinez, Valentina
El principal logro educativo de los países de la región en la última década ha sido alcanzar un alto nivel de cobertura. El desafío actual: incrementar la calidad garantizando la equidad.
Nov 2016
Author(s): Bobba, Matteo; Frisancho, Verónica
This paper designs and implements a field experiment that provides students from less advantaged backgrounds with individualized feedback on academicperformance during the transition from middle to…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Albornoz, Facundo; Berlinski, Samuel; Cabrales, Antonio
This paper studies a model where student effort and talent interact with parental and teachers' investments, as well as with school system resources. The model is rich, yet sufficiently…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Muñoz, Juan Sebastián
This paper presents evidence of the relationship between the disparity in the academic performance of boys and girls in Colombia and the country's excessively high school dropout rates. By…