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Dec 2018
Author(s): Caruso Bloeck, Martín; Galiani, Sebastián; Weinschelbaum, Federico
This paper studies the relative effectiveness of these and other mechanisms by way of a formal model in which workers choose between job opportunities in the formal and informal sectors. Although the…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Galiani, Sebastián; Jaitman, Laura; Weinschelbaum, Federico
Crime and the durability of goods are strongly connected issues. However, surprisingly, they have been studied separately. This paper explores the relationship between the production of durable goods…
Aug 2017
Author(s): Caruso Bloeck, Martín; Galiani, Sebastián; Ibarrarán, Pablo
This paper discusses theoretical and practical issues related to long-term care (LTC) services in Latin America. Demand for these services will rise as the region undergoes a swift demographic…
May 2017
Author(s): Martinez, Sebastian; Galiani, Sebastián; Gálvez, Ramiro H.
La Estrategia de Fortalecimiento de Cobertura en Panamá utiliza un modelo de pago por desempeño para incentivar la provisión de servicios de calidad en poblaciones con alto grado de marginación, con…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Galiani, Sebastián; Gertler, Paul; Cooper, Ryan; Martinez, Sebastian; Ross, Adam; Undurraga, Raimundo
This paper provides empirical evidence on the causal effects that upgrading slum dwellings has on the living conditions of the extremely poor. In particular, we study the impact of providing better…
Jun 2014
Author(s): Bando, Rosangela; Gertler, Paul; Galiani, Sebastián
The creation of non-contributory pension schemes is becoming increasingly common as countries struggle to reduce poverty. Drawing on data from Mexico's Adultos Mayores Program (Older Adults…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Ajzenman, Nicolás; Galiani, Sebastián; Seira, Enrique
There are few reliable estimates of the effects of violence on economic outcomes. This study exploits the manifold increase in homicides in 2008-2011 in Mexico resulting from its war on organized…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Miller, Sebastián J.; Galiani, Sebastián; Chisari, Omar O.
This paper compares the optimal dynamic choices between policies of mitigation and adaptation for three economies: Brazil, Chile and the United States. The focus is on the optimal role of mitigation…
Aug 2013
Author(s): Weinschelbaum, Federico; Puente, Manuel; Galiani, Sebastián
Latin America has a comparative advantage in deforestation compared to other forms of climate change mitigation. Thus, to the extent that Latin America should engage in mitigation, the optimal…
Nov 2010
Author(s): Galiani, Sebastián; Jaitman, Laura
TRAZAR program (from traceability in English) is a very successful example of the application of ICT methods in rural areas to increase the efficiency and potentialities of small/medium-scale cattle…
Oct 2010
Author(s): Chisari, Omar O.; Galiani, Sebastián
This research agenda outlines pertinent issues needed to produce an informed assessment of the strategies and policies LAC and international organizations should adopt with respect to climate change…
Jun 2010
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Noy, Ilan; Pantano, Juan; Galiani, Sebastián
This paper examines the short and long-run average causal impact of catastrophic natural disasters on economic growth by combining information from comparative case studies. The counterfactual of the…
Jan 2008
Author(s): Barrera-Osorio, Felipe; Galdo, Virgilio; Schargrodsky, Ernesto; Galiani, Sebastián; González Rozada, Martín; Nakasone, Eduardo; Chong, Alberto E.; Coombs, Elizabeth; Gonzalez-Eiras, Martín; Torero, Máximo; Alcázar, Lorena; Olivera, Mauricio; Carrillo, Paul E.; Rossi, Martín; Bellettini Cedeño, Orazio J.
This book provides a detailed microeconomic analysis of the impact of various privatizations in different countries in the region. Its central message is that in many cases, contrary to popular…
Apr 2007
Author(s): Duryea, Suzanne; Galiani, Sebastián; Piras, Claudia; Ñopo, Hugo R.
This paper analyzes the evolution of gender differences in school attendance and attainment in Latin America and the Caribbean, for both adults who left the educational system and children in school…
Mar 2007
Author(s): Galiani, Sebastián; González Rozada, Martín; Schargrodsky, Ernesto
This paper examines the effects of the expansion of the water network in urban shantytowns in Argentina. The authors find large reductions in the presence, frequency, and severity of diarrhea…
Jan 2005
Author(s): López-de-Silanes, Florencio; Serra, Pablo; Gertler, Paul; Schargrodsky, Ernesto; Anuatti, Francisco; Galiani, Sebastián; Chong, Alberto E.; Pombo, Carlos; Sturzenegger, Federico; Torero, Máximo; Machicado, Carlos Gustavo; Fischer, Ronald; Garrón, Mauricio; Macedo, Roberto; Capra, Katherina; Gutiérrez, Rodrigo; Ramírez, Manuel; Barossi-Filho, Milton; de Carvalho, Antonio Gledson
'Privatization in Latin America' evaluates the empirical evidence on privatization in a region that has witnessed an extensive decline in the state's share of production over the past…
May 2002
Author(s): Di Tella, Rafael; Galiani, Sebastián; Schargrodsky, Ernesto
Crime levels have risen significantly in Argentina during recent years. In this study, we analyze the relationship between crime victimization and income distribution.
Author(s): Bando, Rosangela; Galiani, Sebastián; Gertler, Paul
Public expenditures on non-contributory pensions are equivalent to at least onepercent of GDP in several countries in Latin America and is expected to increase. We explore the effect of non-…