Jan 2022
Author(s): Keefer, Philip; Scartascini, Carlos
La confianza es el problema más acuciante y, sin embargo, el menos abordado al que se enfrenta América Latina y el Caribe. Ya se trate de los demás, del gobierno o de las empresas, la confianza en la…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Keefer, Philip; Scartascini, Carlos
Trust is the most pressing and yet least discussed problem confronting Latin America and the Caribbean. Whether in others, in government, or in firms, trust is lower in the region than anywhere else…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Finkelstein-Shapiro, Alan; Mandelman, Federico S.; Nuguer, Victoria
Financial inclusion is strikingly low in emerging economies. In only a few years, financial technologies (fintech) have led to a dramatic expansion in the number of non-traditional credit…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Keefer, Philip; Scartascini, Carlos
La confianza es el problema más acuciante y, sin embargo, el menos abordado al que se enfrenta América Latina y el Caribe. Ya se trate de los demás, del gobierno o de las empresas, la confianza en la…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Keefer, Philip; Scartascini, Carlos
La confianza es el problema más acuciante y, sin embargo, el menos abordado al que se enfrenta América Latina y el Caribe. Ya se trate de los demás, del gobierno o de las empresas, la confianza en la…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica; Parrado, Eric
Remittances constitute a significant safety net for millions of households in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Consequently, changes in international transfers can be a crucial agent of…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Ghezzi, Piero; Stein, Ernesto H.; BID Invest
El boom de los arándanos peruanos es una indudable historia de éxito. El país pasó de exportar virtualmente nada en el 2014 a exportar USD1000 millones, y ser el mayor exportador mundial de arándanos…
Dec 2021
Author(s): IDB Behavioral Economics Group
The IDB Behavioral Economics Group is an interdepartmental working group on behavioral economics. For nearly a decade, armed with the tools and insights offered by psychology and economics, the IDB…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Grupo de Economía del Comportamiento del BID
El Grupo de Economía del Comportamiento del BID es un grupo de trabajo interdepartamental sobre economía del comportamiento. Durante casi una década, armado con las herramientas y conocimientos que…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Ayres, João; Hevia, Constantino; Nicolini, Juan Pablo
We show that explicitly modeling primary commodities in an otherwise totally standard incomplete markets open economy model can go a long way in explaining the Mussa puzzle and the Backus-Smith…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Martínez, Lina María; Sayago, Juan Tomás
This paper studies the effect of two place-based policies implemented in Cali, Colombia on social capital and trust. We use the CaliBRANDO survey to account for institutional and interpersonal trust…
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): González Rozada, Martín; Ruffo, Hernán
In this paper, we explore the role of trade in the evolution of labor share in Latin American countries. We use trade agreements with large economies (the United States, the European Union, and China…
Nov 2021
Author(s): Hoffmann, Bridget; Rud, Juan Pablo
We study labor supply decisions on days with high levels of air pollution in Mexico City's metropolitan area using hourly levels of fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) air pollution at the locality…
Nov 2021
Author(s): Galizia, Federico; Perraudin, William; Powell, Andrew; Turner, Timothy
Long-term development finance provided by Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) is key to advancing the United Nations 2015 Sustainable Development Goals. However, MDBs are constrained in their…
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…
Nov 2021
Author(s): Zeballos, Eduardo; BID Invest
Bolivia tiene una distribución geográfica amplia con una gran variedad de ecosistemas que le permiten el desarrollo de diferentes cadenas agroalimentarias, algunas de ellas, por sus sobresalientes…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica; Herrera, Alejandro
Providing access to a financial diary app to graduating high school students improves financial literacy test scores and knowledge of market prices. The financial app also leads to greater levels of…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica; Herrera, Alejandro
Proporcionar acceso a una aplicación de diarios financieros a graduados recientes de la educación secundaria mejora las puntuaciones en educación financiera y el conocimiento de los precios de…