Dec 2018
Author(s): Scholl, Lynn; Martínez, Daniel; Mitnik, Oscar A.; Oviedo, Daniel; Yáñez-Pagans, Patricia
Despite the growing interest in and proliferation of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems around the world, their causal impacts on labor market outcomes remain unexplored. Reduced travel times for those…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Martínez, Daniel; Mitnik, Oscar A.; Salgado, Edgar; Scholl, Lynn; Yañez, Patricia
Limited access to safe transportation is one of the greatest challenges to labor force participation faced by women in developing countries. This paper quantifies the causal impacts of improved urban…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Ezquiaga Arquitectura, Sociedad y Territorio S.L.
Este estudio analiza el entorno e impacto del ordenamiento urbano territorial en el distrito de Comas (población de aproximadamente 500.000 hab.), lo que lo convierte en el tercer distrito más…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Cresta, Juan B.; Muñoz, Gonzalo; De Salvo, Carmine Paolo; Garcia, Alvaro
Este documento presenta un análisis de las políticas agropecuarias en Paraguay entre 2009 y 2016, utilizando la metodología de Estimados de Apoyo al Productor (PSE por sus siglas en inglés). La…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Umaña, Víctor
La actual publicación consiste en un análisis exhaustivo de la competitividad de los servicios digitales en El Salvador, con el fin de trazar una ruta para impulsar acciones dirigidas a promover su…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Lema, Daniel; Gallacher, Marcos; Egas, Juan José; De Salvo, Carmine Paolo
This report analyzes agricultural policy in Argentina, in particular with respect to the degree of support producers and consumers receive. Available evidence suggests that: (i) as a result of export…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Lema, Daniel; Gallacher, Marcos; Egas, Juan José; De Salvo, Carmine Paolo
Este informe analiza la política agrícola argentina, particularmente lo relacionado al nivel de apoyo brindado a los productores y consumidores. A manera de contexto, el informe comienza con un…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Demaestri, Edgardo C.; Moskovits, Cynthia; Chiara, Jimena
This paper discusses the main issues concerning sovereign fiscal and financial risks from public–private partnerships (PPPs) with a focus on contingent liabilities (CLs). It is based on the…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Mitnik, Oscar A.; Sanchez, Raul; Yañez, Patricia
This paper quantifies the impacts of transport infrastructure investments on economic activity in Haiti, proxied by satellite luminosity data. Our identification strategy exploits the differential…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Waithe, Kimberly; Lorde, Kishmar
The Barbados economy has been challenged over the last decade by elevated fiscal deficits and a rapid build-up in debt. While the country has made efforts to address this challenge through revenue…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Martinez, Sebastian; Sanchez, Raul; Yañez, Patricia
This paper studies the effects of areal cable cars on mode of transport, time use and employment in the metropolitan area of La Paz, Bolivia. Using an instrumental variables approach, we estimate…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Souto, Gonzalo; Tommasino, Humberto; Errea, Eduardo; Sáder, Mayid
En este volumen se realiza un relevamiento de las principals cadenas agroindustriales del país, enfatizando en los movimientos de cargas que se realizan a lo cadena de valor, la logística utilizada,…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Celhay, Pablo; Martinez, Sebastian; Vidal, Cecilia
This paper examines gaps in child development by socioeconomic status (SES) using a large nationally representative sample of children 0–59 months old in Bolivia and a rich set of child health and…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Sierpe Urbano S.C.
Este estudio, a través de un plan maestro, presenta un proyecto de renovación integral para el Barrio La Huaca, un barrio histórico de Veracruz que fue fundado hace aproximadamente tres siglos. El…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Arquitectos Urbanistas A+U S.A.S
Este estudio plantea un proyecto integral de ordenamiento territorial y planificación urbana para la “Ciudadela del Abra” en el Municipio de Sacaba, Departamento de Cochabamba, donde se observa un…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Libertun de Duren, Nora Ruth; Vera, Felipe; Donovan, Michael G.; Adler, Verónica; Wainer, Laura Sara; Roquero, Pablo; Poskus, Mariana A.; Valenzuela, Luis; Letelier, Marcela; Olivares, Pablo; Treimun, John; Gamboa, Alexis; Canales, Karina; Guajardo, Javier; Davis, Diane E.; Claramunt Torche, Pauline; Silva de Anzorena, María Paloma
Durante el siglo XX la población mundial se incrementó más que en ningún otro periodo de la historia: desde alrededor de 1.5 billones de personas en el 1900 hasta cerca de 7 billones hoy en día.…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Robertson, Raymond
This paper evaluates labor market integration in Central America using pooled household surveys from 17 Latin American countries. Using three measures of labor market integration, the results show…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Kim, Hwa Young; Shin, Cheolkyun; Park, Yonghyo; Moon, Jiyoung
The Republic of Korea (ROK, South Korea) boasts a 5,000-year history. However, it is better known for recovering from the complete destruction caused by the Korean War (1950-1953) and for…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Ribeiro, Karisa; Fioravanti, Reinaldo; Cruvinel, Rodrigo
Esta nota técnica aborda o histórico do processo de concessões de infraestrutura de transportes desenvolvido pelo Governo Federal entre 1990 a 2018 e apresenta de maneira sintética os desafios…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Underwood, Joan H.
The potential of public policies and the services provided by any State are closely linked to the quality of its civil service. The ways in which the civil service is managed—in other words, the…