Nov 2021
Author(s): López-Luzuriaga, Andrea; Scartascini, Carlos
An analytical model and a field experiment in Argentina proved that salient enforcement messages on one type of tax could increase compliance with another tax. Salient messages of penalties and…
Nov 2021
Author(s): López-Luzuriaga, Andrea; Scartascini, Carlos
Un modelo analítico y un experimento de campo en Argentina demostraron que los mensajes prominentes para hacer cumplir el pago de un tipo de impuesto podían aumentar el cumplimiento en el pago de…
Nov 2021
Author(s): González Rozada, Martín; Ruffo, Hernán
In this paper, we explore the role of trade in the evolution of labor share in Latin American countries. We use trade agreements with large economies (the United States, the European Union, and China…
Nov 2021
Author(s): Hoffmann, Bridget; Rud, Juan Pablo
We study labor supply decisions on days with high levels of air pollution in Mexico City's metropolitan area using hourly levels of fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) air pollution at the locality…
Nov 2021
Author(s): Galizia, Federico; Perraudin, William; Powell, Andrew; Turner, Timothy
Long-term development finance provided by Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) is key to advancing the United Nations 2015 Sustainable Development Goals. However, MDBs are constrained in their…
Nov 2021
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos; Zamora, Paula
Introducing financial incentives to increase productivity in the public sector tends to be politically and bureaucratically cumbersome, particularly in developing countries. Behavioral interventions…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica; Herrera, Alejandro
Providing access to a financial diary app to graduating high school students improves financial literacy test scores and knowledge of market prices. The financial app also leads to greater levels of…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica; Herrera, Alejandro
Proporcionar acceso a una aplicación de diarios financieros a graduados recientes de la educación secundaria mejora las puntuaciones en educación financiera y el conocimiento de los precios de…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Berlinski, Samuel; Busso, Matías; Dinkelman, Taryn; Martínez, Claudia
We document large gaps between parents knowledge and school reports of students attendance and grades. Sending frequent text messages with information on attendance, grades and school behavior…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Berlinski, Samuel; Busso, Matías; Dinkelman, Taryn; Martínez, Claudia
Existen grandes brechas entre la información que tienen las familias y las escuelassobre la asistencia y las calificaciones de los estudiantes. El envío frecuente de mensajes de texto con información…
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): Frisancho, Verónica; Valdivia, Martín
Savings groups provide access to financial services to households who are underserved by formal financial institutions and microfinance lenders. Access to this model in rural Peru reduced…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica; Valdivia, Martín
Los grupos de ahorro proporcionan acceso a servicios financieros a los hogares no atendidos por las instituciones financieras formales y microfinancieras. El acceso a este modelo en el Perú rural…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Contreras, Ivette; Carrillo, Paul E.; Scartascini, Carlos
When consumption of water and other utilities is measured collectively and payment for such services is equally shared among members of the group, individuals may use more than what is socially…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Bottan, Nicolas L.; Hoffmann, Bridget; Jackson, C. Kirabo; Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
Women with test scores above a secondary school admission threshold for preferred schools increase their years of education and entrance to university. Men increase neither years of schooling nor…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Bottan, Nicolas L.; Hoffmann, Bridget; Jackson, C. Kirabo; Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
Las mujeres cuyos puntajes de exámenes superan el umbral de admisión a la secundaria para ingresar a las escuelas preferentes ven aumentos en sus años de educación y en el acceso a la universidad.…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica; Herrera, Alejandro; Prina, Silvia
We study the impact of a mobile app to record daily financial transactions, coupled with enumerator monitoring visits every two weeks, on youths' investment in financial literacy and financial…