Jan 2023
Author(s): Ham, Andrés;Guarin, Angela;Ruiz, Juanita
This paper studies whether household surveys precisely identify the LGBT population and are suitable to measure labor market discrimination in Colombia. We first quantify the size of the LGBT…
Jan 2023
Author(s): Gulesci, Selim;Lombardi, María;Ramos, Alejandra
How does exposure to soap operas with LGBTIQ characters affect attitudes toward the LGBTIQ community? To answer this question, we construct a novel database of 175 telenovelas (soap operas) with…
Jan 2023
Author(s): Cerda, Maikol;Cervantes, David;Gertler, Paul;Higgins, Sean;Montoya, Ana María;Parrado, Eric;Serrano, Carlos;Undurraga, Raimundo;Yáñez-Pagans, Patricia
The COVID-19 pandemic generated a large negative external shock to the global economy. Businesses worldwide were affected by economic, health, and mobility restrictions that impacted consumers…
Jan 2023
Author(s): Powell, Andrew;Valencia, Oscar
O endividamento aumentou em todo o mundo, e a região da América Latina e Caribe no é exceção. A dívida total subiu para US$ 5,8 trilhes - ou 117% do PIB na região como um todo, chegando a 140% do PIB…
Jan 2023
Author(s): Powell, Andrew;Valencia, Oscar
Debt has risen around the world, and Latin America and the Caribbean is no exception. Total debt has grown to US$5.8 trillion, or 117 percent of GDP, for the region and as much as 140 percent of GDP…
Jan 2023
Author(s): Powell, Andrew;Valencia, Oscar
La deuda ha aumentado en todo el mundo y América Latina y el Caribe no es la excepción. La deuda total ha crecido hasta alcanzar unos US$5,8 billones o el 117% del producto interno bruto (PIB) de la…
Jan 2023
Author(s): Busso, Matías;Frisancho, Verónica
This article relies on a large-scale field experiment in Mexico to measure the effects of two ability-grouping models (tracking and heterogeneous/bimodal groups) on student learning outcomes during…
Jan 2023
Author(s): Busso, Matías;Chauvin, Juan Pablo
This paper explores the effects of weather-induced rural-urban migration on urban labor and housing markets in Brazil. In order to identify causal effects, it uses weather shocks to the rural…
Jan 2023
Author(s): Blyde, Juan S.;Busso, Matías;Park, Kyunglin;Romero, Dario
By exploiting spatial variation in import exposure arising from initial differences in industry specialization, we analyze how local labor markets in Mexico adjusted to increased Chinese-import…
Jan 2023
Author(s): González Jaramillo, María José
The governments response to the COVID-19 pandemic left Latin America and the Caribbean economies with increased levels of sovereign debt as a percentage of output, bringing up the question of debt…
Dec 2022
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
The IDB Behavioral Economics Group is an interdepartmental working group on behavioral economics. For nearly a decade, armed with the tools and insights offered by psychology and economics, the IDB…
Dec 2022
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo
El Grupo de Economía del Comportamiento del BID es un grupo de trabajo interdepartamental sobre economía del comportamiento. Durante casi una década, armado con las herramientas y conocimientos que…
Dec 2022
Author(s): Keefer, Philip;Vlaicu, Razvan
We exploit new experimental and quasi-experimental data to investigate voters' intrinsic motivation to engage politically. Does having the right to vote increase engagement or, given significant…
Dec 2022
Author(s): Galindo, Arturo;Avellán, Leopoldo;Gómez, Tomás;Lotti, Giulia
Using a large panel of official bilateral loan data for 111 borrowing countries and 78 lending countries between 1980 and 2020, this paper shows that international government borrowing from bilateral…
Dec 2022
Author(s): Galindo, Arturo;Tovar, Jorge
The pandemic hit the Colombian economy as hard as other countries. Using a novel Business Pulse Survey, this paper tests the effect of government support and COVID-19 cases on firms performance. A…
Dec 2022
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica;Herrera, Alejandro;Nakasone, Eduardo
Diversity in gender identity and sexual orientation challenges traditional institutions, social norms, and gendered stereotypes. This may translate into greater levels of conflict in society. Using…
Dec 2022
Author(s): Martínez Villarreal, Déborah;Díaz, Lina M.
En este documento, tendrá la oportunidad de aprender sobre una intervención diseñada para aumentar las tasas de vacunación contra el virus del papiloma humano (VPH) en Bogotá, siguiendo los pasos de…
Dec 2022
Author(s): Martínez Villarreal, Déborah;Díaz, Lina M.
In this toolkit, you will learn about an intervention designed to increase HPV vaccination rates in Bogota by following the steps of the IDB Behavioral Economics Group methodology: define, diagnose,…
Dec 2022
Author(s): Hevia, Constantino;Nicolini, Juan Pablo
We explicitly derive a relationship between bilateral real exchange rates and primary commodity prices in a model that highlights the role of heterogeneity in production structures across countries.…
Dec 2022
Author(s): Hevia, Constantino;Nicolini, Juan Pablo
Obtenemos explícitamente una relación entre los tipos de cambio reales bilaterales y los precios de los productos básicos en un modelo que pone de relieve el papel de la heterogeneidad de las…