May 2020
Author(s): Deza, María Cecilia; Jara, H. Xavier; Oliva, Nicolás; Torres, Javier
The aim of this paper is twofold. First, we provide a comprehensive assessment of the financial cost informal workers would incur in the event of entering formal employment in five Latin American…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Bertoni, Eleonora; Elacqua, Gregory; Méndez, Carolina; Montalva, Veronica; Munevar, Isabela; Westh Olsen, Anne Sofie; Román, Alonso
Considerando los desafíos que la región enfrenta en seleccionar y asignar los mejores docentes a las escuelas que más los necesitan, en este documento tratamos de responder a dos preguntas…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Garcimartín, Carlos; Astudillo, Jhonatan A.; Garzonio, Omar
Panamá cuenta con recursos hídricos abundantes, muy constantes en términos interanuales, sin dependencia respecto a otros países en cuanto a su origen y el nivel de estrés global es muy bajo. Sin…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Lee, Soohyung; Koh, Anna
In many Asian countries, such as South Korea, teaching is considered a very high-status profession. A teacher in South Korea must meet a minimum qualification, either by graduating from education…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Alberti, Juan; Pereyra, Andrés
Los megaproyectos de transporte suelen ser proyectos globales de infraestructura. Combinan, temporalmente, recursos de múltiples sitios, organizaciones, culturas y geografías. Imponen el desafío de…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Davis, Lucas; Martinez, Sebastian; Taboada, Bibiana
These data were collected for the evaluation of a field trial in Mexico in which a quasi-random sample of new homes was provided with insulation and other energy efficiency upgrades. The field trial…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Bailey, Corin
This report presents data from the first national prison survey conducted in Barbados. The data come from the 2018 Survey of Individuals Deprived of Liberty, a quantitative survey of 406 inmates (389…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Domínguez, Patricio
This paper models crime rates as a function of the interaction between potential offenders and victims. In particular, the paper studies robbery of bus drivers, a crime that remains common in cities…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Mooney, Henry; Rosenblatt, David; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra; Gauto, Victor; Christie, Jason; Smets, Lodewijk; Khadan, Jeetendra
This special edition of the Caribbean Quarterly Bulletin focuses on the evolving economic and human consequences of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak for countries in the Caribbean region. Our team of…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Aboal, Diego; García Goñi, Manuel; Pereyra, Martin; Rubalcaba, Luis; Zunino, Gonzalo
Prices transmit information and guide consumption and production decisions. In electricity markets prices usually do not reflect marginal costs of production, and therefore there are opportunities…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena; Kaltenberg, Mary; Jara-Figueroa, Cristian; Bornacelly, Iván; Hartmann, Dominik
We analyze mismatches between local labor markets and higher education enrollments in 22 educational fields across 137 mesoregions in Brazil between 2009 and 2016 using a two-stage regression model.…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Brichetti, Juan Pablo; Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Chisari, Omar O.; Mastronardi, Leonardo; Serebrisky, Tomás; Vila Martínez, Juan Pablo
En este trabajo se presentan los resultados de modelos de Equilibrio General Computado aplicados al análisis del impacto de la infraestructura en varios países de América Latina y el Caribe:…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Smith, James L.
This report follows a series of regional analyses carried out by the Inter-American Development Bank on the performance regions fiscal frameworks for mining and hydrocarbons. Particularly, this study…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Smith, James L.
Este trabajo continúa una serie de análisis regionales llevados a cabo por el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo sobre el desempeño de los marcos fiscales de minería e hidrocarburos en América Latina…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Ayres, João; Raveendranathan, Gajendran
We analyze a general equilibrium model of firm dynamics to study the effects of shocks to productivity, labor wedge, and collateral constraint (credit shock) on firm exit. We find that only the…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Bustelo, Monserrat; Díaz Escobar, Ana María; Lafortune, Jeanne; Piras, Claudia; Salas Bahamón, Luz Magdalena; Tessada, José
We conducted a discrete choice experiment to elicit revealed preferences of low-income women for job flexibility. We did so without deception reversing the methodology proposed by Kessler et al. (…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Díaz Cassou, Javier; Beverinotti, Javier; Andrian, Leandro Gaston; Castellani, Francesca; Abuelafia, Emmanuel; Manzano, Osmel; Castilleja, Liliana
Este documento analiza el impacto de la pandemia de COVID-19 en los países prestatarios del Grupo BID en la Región Andina.
Apr 2020
Author(s): Castellani, Francesca; Astudillo, Jhonatan A.; Linares, Jennifer; Martin, Lucia; Filippo, Agustín; Ruiz-Arranz, Marta; Prat, Jordi; Garcimartín, Carlos; Martínez, André; Barrios, Juan José; Escobar, Julia; Vargas, Fanny; Zentner, Joaquín; Gutiérrez Juárez, Priscilla; Anglade, Boaz; Monge, Javier Mauricio; Ugarte, Fadel; Zelaya, Rosmery; Teixeira, Gisele; Díaz, Karen
Este documento analiza el impacto de la pandemia de COVID-19 en los países prestatarios del Grupo BID en Centroamérica, Haití, México, Panamá y República Dominicana
Apr 2020
Author(s): Bastos, Fabiano; Castellani, Francesca; Sánchez, Gabriel; Schijman, Agustina; Rossi, José Luiz; Hernaiz, Daniel; Miller, Sebastián J.; Feal-Zubimendi, Soledad; Queijo Von Heideken, Virginia
Este documento analiza el impacto de la pandemia de COVID-19 en los países prestatarios del Grupo BID en el Cono Sur (Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Paraguay y Uruguay).
Apr 2020
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Castellani, Francesca; Gauto, Victor; Rosenblatt, David
These briefings identify the economic consequences of the outbreak of COVID-19 in each of the IDBG borrowing member countries, as of April 3rd, 2020.