Aug 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Prada, María Fernanda; Navarro-Palau, Patricia; Soares, Sammara
Despite the renewed interest in technical education, only a handful of studies analyze its effect on academic outcomes. In this paper we apply a regression discontinuity design to oversubscribed…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica
En 2016, una asociación pública-privada implementó un exitoso programa de educación financiera dirigido a los tres últimos años de la secundaria en 150 escuelas públicas de 6 regiones del país. En…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Schwartz, Liora; Bos, María Soledad
Este catálogo presenta experiencias ejemplares de innovación en infraestructura escolar en América Latina y el Caribe, con alto nivel de innovación en: condiciones de confort, sustentabilidad…
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 2017
Author(s): Székely, Miguel; Mendoza, Pamela
This paper explores families' investment in skills development through education in a high-inequality, low-education quality country such as Mexico, comparing it to a lower-inequality, higher-…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Krishna, Kala; Lychagin, Sergey; Frisancho, Verónica
Placement, both in university and in the civil service, according to performance in competitive exams is the norm in much of the world. Repeat taking of such exams is common despite the private and…
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…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Busso, Matías; Dinkelman, Taryn; Martínez, Claudia; Romero, Dario
Schools that provide higher education often belong to either a merit-based selective system or an open-access less selective system. This paper presents the results of a field experiment that…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Camacho, Adriana; Messina, Julián; Uribe, Juan Pablo
Rapid expansion in the demand for post-secondary education triggered an unprecedented boom of higher education programs in Colombia, possibly deteriorating quality. This paper uses rich…
Feb 2016
Author(s): López-Calva, Luis Felipe; Levy Algazi, Santiago
Over the last two decades Mexico has had an open trade regime, experienced macroeconomic stability, and made substantial progress in education. However, average workers¿ earnings have stagnated and…