Apr 2022
Author(s): Talamas Marcos, Miguel Ángel
This paper estimates the effect of childcare availability on parents' employment probability using the timing of death of grandmothers--the primary childcare providers in Mexico--as identifying…
Feb 2022
Author(s): Cornick, Jorge;Frieden, Jeffry;Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio;Stein, Ernesto H.
Few propositions in economics are as widely accepted as the theory of comparative advantage: If two countries have a comparative advantage in the production of different goods and services, trade can…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Cafferata, Fernando G.;Hoffmann, Bridget;Scartascini, Carlos
Trust in government and the perceived quality of public services are positively correlated with support for an additional tax to improve air quality. Trust in government and the perceived quality of…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Cafferata, Fernando G.;Hoffmann, Bridget;Scartascini, Carlos
La confianza en el gobierno y la percepción de la calidad de los servicios públicos están correlacionadas positivamente con el apoyo a un impuesto para mejorar la calidad del aire. La confianza en el…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Hanna, Rema;Hoffmann, Bridget;Oliva, Paulina;Schneider, Jake
Male, younger, and higher-income respondents as well as those who perceived high pollution in recent days showed greater willingness to pay for SMS air quality alerts. Willingness to pay was…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Hanna, Rema;Hoffmann, Bridget;Oliva, Paulina;Schneider, Jake
Los encuestados varones, jóvenes y con mayores ingresos, así como quienes percibieron una alta contaminación en los últimos días, mostraron una mayor disposición a pagar por alertas SMS sobre la…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Chauvin, Juan Pablo
This paper presents an overview of how health outcomes vary across cities in Latin America and discusses some of the known drivers of this variation. There are large disparities in outcomes across…
Sep 2021
Author(s): Navajas, Fernando;Ahumada, Hildegart;Espina-Mairal, Santos;Bermúdez, Guillermo
This technical note examines the interactions between infrastructure and productivity growth in Mexico. To address this relation, we follow an approach that seek to tie down infrastructure…
Aug 2021
Author(s): Cafferata, Fernando G.;Hoffmann, Bridget;Scartascini, Carlos
Environmental policies are characterized by salient short-term costs and long-term benefits that are difficult to observe and to attribute to the government's efforts. These characteristics…
Jul 2021
Author(s): Busso, Matías;Frisancho, Verónica
Exposure to good peers of either sex during middle school reduces the probability that top-performing girls are placed in one of their preferred high schools. High-achieving boys have a detrimental…
Jul 2021
Author(s): Busso, Matías;Frisancho, Verónica
La exposición a compañeros de alto rendimiento de ambos sexos durante la escuela secundaria reduce la probabilidad de que las alumnas sobresalientes sean admitidas en una de sus escuelas…
Jul 2021
Author(s): Aruguete, Natalia;Calvo, Ernesto;Scartascini, Carlos;Ventura, Tiago
Recent increases in political polarization in social media raise questions about the relationship between negative online messages and the decline in political trust around the world. To evaluate…
Jul 2021
Author(s): Hernández, Karla;Hoffmann, Bridget;Ruiz-Tagle V., Cristóbal;Schueftan, Alejandra
Air pollution is one of the primary causes of premature death worldwide. This paper examines the cost-effectiveness of two different air quality information programs that were implemented as part of…
Jul 2021
Author(s): Hanna, Rema;Hoffmann, Bridget;Oliva, Paulina;Schneider, Jake
We conduct a randomized controlled trial in Mexico City to determine willingness to pay (WTP) for SMS air quality alerts and to study the effects of air quality alerts, reminders, and a reusable N95…
Jun 2021
Author(s): Aromi, Daniel;Bonel, María Paula;Cristia, Julian P.;Llada, Martín;Palomino, Luis
This study analyzes mobility patterns during the COVID-19 pandemic for eight large Latin American cities. Indicators of mobility by socioeconomic status (SES) are generated by combining georeferenced…
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…
May 2021
Author(s): Martínez Villarreal, Déborah;Parilli, Cristina;Scartascini, Carlos;Simpser, Alberto
Social norms used in communications can help/hurt compliance with public health guidelines. In Mexico, a survey experiment was conducted to explore the knowledge-behavior gap in social distancing…
May 2021
Author(s): Martínez Villarreal, Déborah;Parilli, Cristina;Scartascini, Carlos;Simpser, Alberto
El tipo de normas sociales utilizadas en las comunicaciones pueden contribuir/perjudicar el cumplimiento de las directrices de salud pública. En México, se llevó a cabo una encuesta para explorar la…
May 2021
Author(s): Busso, Matías;Frisancho, Verónica
This study examines the gendered effects of early and sustained exposure to high-performing peers on female educational trajectories. Exploiting random allocation to classrooms within middle schools…
Apr 2021
Author(s): Martínez Villarreal, Déborah;Parilli, Cristina;Rojas Méndez, Ana María;Scartascini, Carlos;Simpser, Alberto
Willingness to download health applications could be increased by addressing data privacy concerns indirectly. In Mexico, a survey experiment explored different priming prompts and their effect on…