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Apr 2017
Author(s): Bukstein, Daniel; Gandelman, Néstor
This paper presents evidence that female researchers have 7.1 percentage points lower probability of being accepted into the largest national research support program in Uruguay than male researchers…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Acerenza, Santiago; Gandelman, Néstor
This paper characterizes household spending in education using microdata from income and expenditure surveys for 12 Latin American and Caribbean countries and the United States. Bahamas, Chile and…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Gandelman, Néstor
Using micro data on expenditure and income for 17 Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries, this paper presents stylized facts on saving behavior by age, education, income and place of residence…
Apr 2015
Author(s): Gandelman, Néstor
This paper follows two strategies to address whether the rich save more. First, the paper implements a two-stage procedure in which the household's lifetime income is instrumented with the…
Mar 2013
Author(s): Gandelman, Néstor; Rasteletti, Alejandro
This paper explores whether the extent of informality in a sector affects a firm's investment decision directly or indirectly through a credit availability channel. The dataset used in the…
Jul 2012
Author(s): Gandelman, Néstor; Robano, Virginia
This paper estimates the relationship between parents educational attainment and income and children's schooling in Uruguay between 1982 and 2010. This relationship is interpreted as a measure…
Jul 2012
Author(s): Bukstein, Daniel; Gandelman, Néstor
This paper follows an income-based, time-dependence approach to measure social mobility in Uruguay between 1982 and 2010. The paper finds that social mobility in Uruguay is considerable and reports…
Apr 2012
Author(s): Gandelman, Néstor; Rasteletti, Alejandro
This paper examines the effect of bank credit on employment formalization in Uruguay. Using a difference-in-differences methodology proposed by Catão, Pagés and Rosales (2011), the paper finds that…
Dec 2010
Author(s): Balsa, Ana; Gandelman, Néstor
This paper summarizes a randomized experiment to study the effects of an Internet-based intervention on type 2 diabetes patients in Montevideo, Uruguay. A specially designed website and electronic…
Nov 2010
Author(s): Balsa, Ana; Gandelman, Néstor; Porzecanski, Rafael
This paper reports the results of a three-month randomized controlled trial to estimate the impact of an Internet and mobile telephone short message service (SMS) intervention on adolescents'…
Mar 2010
Author(s): Barrios, Juan José; Michelin, Gustavo; Gandelman, Néstor
This paper reviews and assesses some of the Productive Development Policies currently being implemented in Uruguay. Three horizontal and three vertical policies are considered in light of the market…
Jan 2010
Author(s): Gandelman, Néstor; Gandelman, Eduardo; Castillo, Marco; Cárdenas, Juan Camilo; Bravo, David; Sethi, Rajiv; Sanhueza, Claudia; Soruco, Ximena; Ñopo, Hugo R.; Rossi, Máximo; Elías, Víctor; Elías, Julio; Gaviria, Alejandro; Chong, Alberto E.; Polanía, Sandra; Petrie, Ragan; Piani, Giorgina; Torero, Máximo; Ronconi, Lucas; Rothschild, Julie; Urzúa, Sergio; Candelo, Natalia; Moro, Andrea
This book presents a set of studies on contemporary discrimination in Latin America that takes advantage of these new tools by focusing on social interactions that range from cooperation, group…
Jan 2010
Author(s): van Praag, Bernard M.S.; Gandelman, Néstor; Ferrer-i-Carbonell, Ada; Ham, Andrés; Lora, Eduardo; Tetaz, Martín; Medina, Carlos; Sanguinetti, Pablo; Cruces, Guillermo; Piani, Giorgina; Alcázar, Lorena; Powell, Andrew; Núñez, Jairo; Ferre, Zuleika; Andrade, Raúl; Robalino, Juan; Madrigal, Róger; Hall, Luis J.; Morales, Leonardo
A growing number of cities around the world have established systems for monitoring the quality of urban life. Many of those systems combine objective information with subjective opinions and cover a…
Jan 2009
Author(s): Calderón, César; Casacuberta, Carlos; Castro, Lucio; Cravino, Javier; Feenstra, Robert C.; Freund, Caroline; Gandelman, Néstor; Hanson, Gordon H.; Kee, Hiau Looi; Lederman, Daniel; Olarreaga, Marcelo; Özden, Çaglar; Perry, Guillermo; Robertson, Raymond; Saslavsky, Daniel; Soloaga, Isidro
The economic successes of China and India are viewed with admiration but also with concern because of the effects that the growth of these Asian economies may have on the Latin American and Caribbean…
Jan 2009
Author(s): Gandelman, Néstor; Alaimo, Veronica; Olarreaga, Marcelo; Guasch, José Luis; Lederman, Daniel; Casacuberta, Carlos; Oviedo, Ana María; López, J. Humberto; Love, Inessa; Porto, Guido; Fajnzylber, Pablo; Rubiano, Eliana
Although the Latin American region's growth rates are at a three decade high, they have been historically disappointing in relative terms, which cannot be dissociated from the microeconomic…
Dec 2008
Author(s): Gandelman, Néstor
In this paper the author exploits a natural experiment to study the effects of granting formal property rights on health for households in Uruguay. Titling could improve health outcomes through…
Sep 2008
Author(s): Ferre, Zuleika; Gandelman, Néstor; Piani, Giorgina
This paper analyzes various dimensions of the quality of life in Montevideo. The paper finds that satisfaction with various public goods and services at the neighborhood level play a minor role in…
Jan 2008
Author(s): Gandelman, Eduardo; Gandelman, Néstor; Rothschild, Julie
Using micro data on judicial proceedings in Uruguay, this paper presents evidence that female defendants receive more favorable treatment in courts than male defendants. This is due to longer…
Jan 2008
Author(s): Gandelman, Néstor
The gender of the household head has often been treated as an exogenous determinant of homeownership. This paper argues that several determinants of homeownership also affect household headship and…
Jan 2008
Author(s): Berkman, Heather; Pagés, Carmen; Gandelman, Néstor; Gandelman, Eduardo; Calónico, Sebastián; Azevedo, Viviane; Payne, J. Mark; Cárdenas, Juan Camilo; Duryea, Suzanne; Chaparro, Juan Camilo; Lora, Eduardo; Ñopo, Hugo R.; Mazza, Jacqueline; Ripani, Laura; Chong, Alberto E.; Polanía, Sandra; Márquez, Gustavo; Bouillon, César P.; León, Gianmarco
This report raises a number of fundamental questions about the multidimensional and interrelated nature of social exclusion and moves beyond the traditional emphasis on outcomes and groups to view…