Jan 2020
Author(s): Bobba, Matteo; Frisancho, Verónica
A growing body of evidence suggests that people exhibit large biases when processing information about themselves, but less is known about the underlying inference process. This paper studies belief…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Cabrol, Marcelo; González Alarcón, Natalia; Pombo, Cristina; Sánchez Ávalos, Roberto
La inteligencia artificial (IA) ofrece oportunidades únicas para promover la igualdad de oportunidades y mejorar la calidad de vida de todas las personas de la región. Más allá de las posibilidades…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
This Annual Report reflects the work of the Office of Institutional Integrity (OII), the Sanctions Officer (SO) and the Sanctions Committee (SNC), which together are responsible for overseeing the…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo
El presente Informe Anual refleja la labor de la Oficina de Integridad Institucional (OII), el Oficial de Sanciones y el Comité de Sanciones, que conjuntamente se encargan de supervisar la gestión…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Frisari, Giovanni Leo; Trabacchi, Chiara; Streatfeild, Daisy; Lockridge, Karen
Driven by declining global investment yields, investors have been and will likely continue to increase their allocation to real assets especially infrastructure. At the same time, investors are also…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian; Carballo, Jerónimo; Marra de Artiñano, Ignacio; Blyde, Juan S.
In this paper we present evidence on the impact of investment promotion activities on multinational firms location decisions using -for the first time to our knowledge- firmlevel data. In particular…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Zegarra, Maria Alejandra; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Palomino, Luis; Seminario, Bruno
Hurricane Dorian has been among the most devastating natural disasters ever to hit The Bahamas. The estimated damages and losses from it amount to US$3.4 billion (IDB, 2019), a number equivalent to a…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Bando, Rosangela; Martínez Carrasco, José; Yarygina, Anastasiya
The objective of this discussion paper is to propose a Results Based Framework for programs which aim to increase tax compliance. We pose setting state capacity as a specific project result, as…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Celhay, Pablo; Gallegos, Sebastián
This paper examines the effects of skill advantages at age six on different types of parental investments, and long-run outcomes up to age 27. We exploit exogenous variation in skills due to school…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank; World Resources Institute
Coastal ecosystems provide a wide variety of goods and services in countries across the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries. To maintain the value that coastal ecosystems provide in a…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Molina, Danielken
In this paper, I use Colombian data from 1996-2013 to construct two datasets that are used to assess whether the China Shock has affected the future growth rates of productivity, employment level,…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Estache, Antonio; Serebrisky, Tomás
This paper argues that, while most countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have managed to significantly improve the short-term efficiency of their infrastructure services since the widespread…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Blyde, Juan S.; Trachtenberg, Danielle
Participation in global value chains (GVCs) is lower in Latin America and the Caribbean than in other regions. This technical note uses measures of forward and backward linkages to examine Latin…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Crotte Alvarado, Amado; Arvizu, Carina; Marín Fernández, Alberto
El estudio incluye la elaboración de: (i) un diagnóstico integral de la movilidad con una toma intensiva de datos; (ii) un modelo de simulación; (iii) la evaluación de escenarios de peatonalización;…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Peters, Amos
This report summarizes the profiles, needs and challenges of women entrepreneurs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region. Since the…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Peters, Amos
Este informe esume los perfiles, necesidades y desafíos de las mujeres emprendedoras en STEM (Ciencia, Tecnología, Ingeniería y Matemáticas, por sus siglas en inglés) de América Latina y el Caribe (…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Peters, Amos
This infographics contains visualized main findings of the research report wX Insights 2020: The Rise of Women STEMpreneurs
Jan 2020
Author(s): Peters, Amos
Esta infografía contiene los principales hallazgos visualizados del informe del reporte wX Insights 2020: el ascenso de las mujeres STEMpreneurs.
Jan 2020
Author(s): Zelicovich, Julieta
Se argumenta que la política comercial externa de un país es fundamentalmente un proceso político en el que se toman decisiones entre valores, prioridades e intereses enfrentados. La manera en que se…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Blyde, Juan S.; Busso, Matías; Romero, Dario
We analyze how local labor markets in Mexico adjusted in response to an increase in Chinese import competition between 1998 and 2013. We exploit the spatial variation in import exposure arising from…