May 2021
Author(s): Keefer, Philip;Perilla, Sergio;Vlaicu, Razvan
This paper examines new data on public sector employees from 18 Latin American countries to shed light on the role of trust in the performance of government agencies. We developed an original survey…
Sep 2020
Author(s): Catalán-Herrera, Juan Carlos
This paper assesses debt sustainability in Guatemala. Debt stability has been achieved at very low expenditure levels, at the expense of adequate provisioning of public goods and services and a…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Busso, Matías;Cristia, Julian P.;Humpage, Sarah D.
While families in rural Guatemala recognize the value of vaccination and mostly vaccinate their children at early ages, they often fail to follow through with the course of treatment, drastically…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Busso, Matías;Cristia, Julian P.;Humpage, Sarah D.
Aunque las familias en las zonas rurales de Guatemala reconocen el valor de las vacunas, y generalmente vacunan a sus hijos a edades tempranas, a menudo no completan el tratamiento, lo que reduce…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Castañeda-Fuentes, Juan Carlos;Valle-Samayoa, Héctor Augusto;Catalán-Herrera, Juan Carlos;Arriaza-Herrera, Juan Carlos;Gutiérrez-Morales, José;Castillo-Maldonado, Carlos Eduardo;Galindo-Gonzáles, Douglas Napoleón;Hurtarte-Aguilar, Guisela;Ortiz-Cardona, Edson Roger
Forecasting the inflation path is an important task for central banks in an inflation targeting regime. Therefore, central banks must continuously evaluate the forecasting accuracy of the models used…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Torres, Javier;Agüero, Jorge M.
This paper uses seven nationally representative time use surveys in Latin America to identify key stylized facts regarding the quantity and quality of parental time investment on the skill formation…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano;Powell, Andrew
The July 2016 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks with inflation targeting regimes indicate that the simple average growth rate expected for 2016 for the eight countries covered by…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano;Powell, Andrew
The June 2016 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks with inflation targeting regimes indicate that the simple average growth rate expected for 2016 for the eight countries covered by…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano;Powell, Andrew
The April 2016 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks with inflation targeting regimes indicate that simple average growth expectations for 2016 for the eight countries covered by REVELA…
May 2016
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano;Powell, Andrew
According to the surveys conducted by Central Banks in the region, 2016 growth expectations fell by 0.1% in March compared to the previous month and inflation expectations rose by 0.1%. At the…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano;Powell, Andrew
According to the surveys conducted by Central Banks in the region, 2016 growth expectations decreased by 0.1% and inflation expectations increased by 0.2% in February. At the individual country level…
Mar 2016
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano;Powell, Andrew
According to surveys conducted by Central Banks in the region, 2016 growth expectations have decreased by 0.2% and inflation expectations have increased by 0.2% in January. At the individual country…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano;Powell, Andrew
The November 2015 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks with inflation targeting regimes indicate that the simple average growth expectations for 2015 for the eight countries covered by…
Jan 2016
Author(s): Ruiz, José Juan;Muratori, Umberto;Llopis, Jimena;Izquierdo, Alejandro
The Priorities for Productivity and Income(PPIs) database provides indicators used in estimations covering the period 2000-2012 (in their original version and their normalized version), as well as a…
May 2015
Author(s): Busso, Matías;Cristia, Julian P.;Humpage, Sarah D.
Many families fail to vaccinate their children despite the supply of these services at no cost. This study tests whether personal reminders can increase demand for vaccination. A field experiment was…
Feb 2015
Author(s): Del Boca, Daniela
This paper discusses several approaches to examining the relationship between child care and mothers' labor supply. The focus is on child care for children aged 0-3, because this is a critical…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Arce, Fernando;Powell, Andrew
The April 2014 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks with inflation targeting regimes indicate that average growth expectations for 2014 have remained constant at 3. 7% while inflation…
Mar 2014
Author(s): Powell, Andrew;Arce, Fernando
The February 2014 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks with inflation targeting regimes indicate that average growth expectations for 2014 have fallen from 3. 9% to 3. 8% while…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Arce, Fernando;Powell, Andrew
The September 2013 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks with inflation targeting regimes indicate that average growth expectations have remained constant while average inflation…
Jun 2013
Author(s): Tavella, Pilar;Powell, Andrew
The May 2013 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks with inflation targeting regimes indicate that average growth and inflation expectations have fallen slightly. The simple average…