Aug 2018
Author(s): Cathala, Corinne; Núñez, Anamaría; Rios, Ana R.
A mudança climática está aumentando a frequência e intensidade das secas, o que impõe enormes desafios tanto para os formuladores de políticas como para os cidadãos em todo o mundo. Esta síntese de…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Fondo Multilateral de Inversiones; IDB Invest; Trujillo, Verónica; Navajas, Sergio
Esta base de datos contiene información sobre desempeño e inclusión financiera por institución regulada en la región. FINLAC data cubre siete años (2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 y 2015) y…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Miller, Sebastián J.; Ruiz-Tagle V., Cristóbal
This paper examines the effect of exposure to air pollution on the probability of a pregnancy ending in a stillbirth delivery. We use official registry data of pregnancy outcomes and municipality-…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Keefer, Philip; Espinoza, Mauricio; Espinoza, Álvaro; Fort, Ricardo
We revisit North (1981) and Acemoglu and Johnson (2005) and find, in contrast to earlier work, that third-party enforcement of norms of cooperative behavior contributes to economic development.…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Goñi Pacchioni, Edwin A.; Gonzales, Alessandra; Pardo, Francisco
Knowledge is transferred between firms explicitly or tacitly. While non-embedded knowledge can be transferred explicitly through patent citations, embedded knowledge is essentially transferred…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Cravo, Tulio; Jacinto, Paulo; Schimanski, Caroline
The important debate about how economic fluctuations affect employment reallocation in heterogeneous businesses is currently open in the literature. This debate is relevant as it matters for the…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad; Rubio-Codina, Marta; Dormal, Marta
As home visiting programs continue to expand, it is crucial to develop cost-effective methods to monitor their quality that are feasible at-scale. This paper compares two instruments widely used…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad; Rubio-Codina, Marta; Dormal, Marta
A medida que los programas de visitas continúan expandiéndose, es crucial desarrollar métodos costo-efectivos de monitoreo de su calidad, que sean factibles de aplicación a escala. Este documento…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Contreras, Manuel E.; Richard, Patrick; Siebert, Sara; Ovince, Junior; Blackwell, Alexandra
Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is highly prevalent in Haiti and constitutes a serious public health problem. Social norms promoting power imbalance between women and men and condoning VAWG…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Chauvin, Juan Pablo
Gender segmentation in the labor market is widespread. However, most existing studies of the effects of labor demand shocks on local economies assume away gender. In this paper, I show that local…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Chauvin, Juan Pablo
Do education investments improve regional labor market outcomes? In principle, education could lead to higher local productivity, but potential benefits to local economies could be muted if the…
Aug 2018
Author(s): López-Martín, Bernabé; Ramírez de Aguilar, Alberto; Samano, Daniel
We exploit a hidden Markov model where inflation is determined by government deficits financed through money creation and/or by destabilizing expectations dynamics (expectations can potentially…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Crotte Alvarado, Amado; Rasteletti, Alejandro; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Azuara Herrera, Oliver; Lagarda, Guillermo; Kaplan, David S.; Tristao, Ignez; Bustamante, César; de Olloqui, Fernando; Riquelme, Rodrigo; Riquelme, Leticia; Morduchowicz, Alejandro; de Michele, Roberto; Dassen, Nicolás; Sanginés, Mario; Solís, Galileo; Bermudez, Tomas; López, Arnoldo; Urteaga Dufour, José Antonio
México es un país geográficamente privilegiado, no solamente por las ventajas que supone su ubicación, sino por la gran diversidad de recursos naturales que posee. En las últimas dos décadas, el país…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Panadeiros, Monica; Pessino, Carola
El envejecimiento poblacional que caracterizará la evolución demográfica de los países latinoamericanos en las próximas décadas es probable que vaya acompañado de presiones para incrementar el gasto…
Aug 2018
Author(s): De Salvo, Carmine Paolo; Salazar, Lina; López, César Augusto
It is a well-known fact that a great majority of countries implement agricultural input subsidies as a tool to boost agricultural productivity and output. However, even though this practice is widely…
Aug 2018
Author(s): De Salvo, Carmine Paolo; Salazar, Lina; López, César Augusto
Es sabido que una gran mayoría de países implementan subsidios a los insumos agrícolas como una herramienta para estimular la productividad y producción agrícola. Sin embargo, a pesar de que esta es…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
The 2018 first quarter edition of the Quarterly Business Review (QBR) provides management with a status of the Bank's performance. The QBR reports on outputs, lending program priorities and…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.; Schimanski, Caroline; Chagalj, Cristian
This study analyzes the evolution of gender-based educational and occupational segregation, from 1999 to 2016, for four Caribbean countries (The Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago).…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Alonso, Pablo
The establishment of the inflation targeting regime in Paraguay is relatively recent, however, the results have been satisfactory. This is because based on the observed data, from the implementation…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Libonatti, Luis
This paper presents a forecasting exercise that assesses the predictive potential of a daily price index based on online prices. Prices are compiled using web scrapping services provided by the…