May 2021
Author(s): Berlinski, Samuel; Busso, Matías; Dinkelman, Taryn; Martínez, Claudia
We conducted an experiment in low-income schools in Chile to test the effects and behavioral changes triggered by a program that sends attendance, grade, and classroom behavior information to parents…
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): Pagés, Carmen; Stein, Ernesto H.; Rodríguez-Clare, Andrés; González-Velosa, Carolina
¿Qué han hecho y qué deberían hacer los países de la región para proteger a los trabajadores formales durante la crisis? ¿Deberían proteger los empleos o los ingresos de los trabajadores? ¿En qué…
Apr 2021
Author(s): Busso, Matías; González, María P.; Scartascini, Carlos
Telemedicine can expand access to health care at relatively low cost. Historically, however, demand for telemedicine has remained low. Using administrative records and a difference-in-differences…
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…
Apr 2021
Author(s): Martínez Villarreal, Déborah; Parilli, Cristina; Rojas Méndez, Ana María; Scartascini, Carlos; Simpser, Alberto
La disposición para descargar las aplicaciones de salud podría aumentar si las preocupaciones sobre la privacidad de los datos se abordan indirectamente. En México, una encuesta exploró diferentes…
Apr 2021
Author(s): Heresi, Rodrigo
I study the firm-level dynamic response of a commodity-exporting economy to global cycles in commodity prices. To do so, I develop a heterogeneous-firms model that endogenizes declines in aggregate…
Apr 2021
Author(s): Bonomo, Marco; Frischtak, Claudio; Ribeiro, Paulo
We investigate the relation between existing fiscal rules and investments in the context of a fiscal crisis in Brazil. We analyze existing fiscal rules at national and subnational levels, their…
Apr 2021
Author(s): Benages, Eva; Mas, Matilde
This paper presents the framework and methodology for the economic valuation of the knowledge-based economy in five Latin American (LA) countries, namely Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Peru and the…
Mar 2021
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos; Valle Luna, Joanna
Inclusive growth requires high levels of trust, both among individuals and in institutions, and trust is shaped by a variety of factors, including the distribution of income and wealth. This is…
Mar 2021
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos; Valle Luna, Joanna
El crecimiento inclusivo requiere altos niveles de confianza, tanto entre las personas, así como en las instituciones; y la confianza se construye mediante diversos factores, entre los cuales se…
Mar 2021
Author(s): Obaya, Martín; Stein, Ernesto H.
Este trabajo analiza la experiencia de Argentina con las Mesas Sectoriales, un instrumento de diálogo público-privado desplegado en el periodo 2016-2019 bajo la responsabilidad del Ministerio de la…
Mar 2021
Author(s): Martínez Villarreal, Déborah; Parilli, Cristina; Rojas Méndez, Ana María; Scartascini, Carlos; Simpser, Alberto
Diagnostic and contact tracing apps are an important weapon against contagion during a pandemic. We study how the content of the messages used to promote the apps influences adoption by conducting a…
Mar 2021
Author(s): Stubrin, Lilia; Stein, Ernesto H.
La desburocratización y la simplificación de trámites son una materia pendiente en América Latina donde el Estado tiende a vincularse con las empresas, y los ciudadanos en general, a través de…
Mar 2021
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Powell, Andrew
The year 2020 will be remembered as one of the most challenging in modern history. Latin America and the Caribbean lost 7.4% of GDP, the largest drop on record in a single year. The region is…
Mar 2021
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Powell, Andrew
El año 2020 será recordado como uno de los más difíciles de la historia moderna. América Latina y el Caribe experimentó una caída de 7,4% del PIBla mayor registrada en un solo año. Se prevé que la…
Mar 2021
Author(s): Cordella, Tito; Powell, Andrew
International financial institutions (IFIs) generally enjoy preferred creditors treatment (PCT). Although PCT rarely appears in legal contracts, when sovereigns restructure bilateral or commercial…
Mar 2021
Author(s): Fuentes, J. Rodrigo; Schmidt-Hebbel, Klaus; Soto, Raimundo
This paper reviews the design and operation of the Chilean fiscal rule in the past 30 years. Using different empirical approaches, we assess its impact on fiscal procyclicality, public debt, and…