Aug 2021
Author(s): Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
More powerful and less productive households, both in terms of wealth and connections, ended up obtaining more credit from a community-based lending program. Informal markets partially attenuated…
Aug 2021
Author(s): Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
Los hogares más poderosos y menos productivos, tanto en términos de riqueza como de conexiones, acabaron obteniendo más préstamos de un programa comunitario de préstamos. Los mercados informales…
Feb 2021
Author(s): Carlsson, Mikael;Messina, Julián;Skans, Oskar Nordström
Permanent demand shocks are the main driver of labor adjustments. A one standard deviation demand shock increases the net employment rate by 6 percentage points in the long run, while a technology…
Feb 2021
Author(s): Carlsson, Mikael;Messina, Julián;Skans, Oskar Nordström
Los shocks permanentes de la demanda son el principal motor de los ajustes laborales. Un shock de la demanda de una desviación estándar aumenta la tasa neta de empleo en 6 puntos porcentuales a largo…
Jan 2021
Author(s): Carlsson, Mikael;Messina, Julián;Skans, Oskar Nordström
This paper analyzes how labor ows respond to permanent idiosyncratic shifts in rm-level production functions and demand curves using very detailed Swedish micro data. Shocks to rms physical…
Nov 2020
Author(s): Kinnan, Cynthia;Samphantharak, Krislert;Townsend, Robert;Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
In village economies, insurance networks are key to smoothing shocks, while production networks can propagate them. The interplay of these networks is crucial. We show that a significant health…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Mateo-Berganza Díaz, María Mercedes;Lee, Changha;Zucchetti, Alessia;Olszewski, Brandon;Cobo, Cristóbal;Viik, Linnar;Kyllönen, Marjo;South, Joseph;Montaldo, Mariana;Ramos, Yolanda
As a consequence of the rapid spread of COVID-19, the entire world is suddenly engaged in the biggest distance learning experiment in history. In Latin America and the Caribbean, radio and TV have…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Mateo-Berganza Díaz, María Mercedes;Lee, Changha;Zucchetti, Alessia;Olszewski, Brandon;Cobo, Cristóbal;Viik, Linnar;Kyllönen, Marjo;South, Joseph;Montaldo, Mariana;Ramos, Yolanda
Como consecuencia de la rápida propagación del COVID-19, el mundo entero está repentinamente inmerso en el mayor experimento de aprendizaje a distancia de la historia. En América Latina y el Caribe (…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Vera, Diego
Limited information about borrowers may create allocative distortions in credit markets. Community-based lending programs may reduce these distortions by exploiting relevant information available to…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
Decentralizing the allocation of resources to community members is an increasingly popular form of delivering public resources in developing countries. However, this approach is associated with the…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Japan Research Institute;Multilateral Investment Fund
This report consolidates the key findings from a series of in-depth country-level studies on social entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems in six countries in the East and South East Asian region…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Japan Research Institute;Multilateral Investment Fund
This report consolidates the key findings from a series of in-depth country-level studies on social entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems in Thailand, presenting the case study of Opendream.…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Japan Research Institute;Multilateral Investment Fund
This report consolidates the key findings from a series of in-depth country-level studies on social entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems in Thailand, presenting the case study of Doi Tung…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Japan Research Institute;Multilateral Investment Fund
This paper offers the final reflections for "The Study of Social Entrepreneurship and SocialInnovation Ecosystems" in Asian countries including China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore,…
Feb 2016
Author(s): López-Calva, Luis Felipe;Levy Algazi, Santiago
Over the last two decades Mexico has had an open trade regime, experienced macroeconomic stability, and made substantial progress in education. However, average workers¿ earnings have stagnated and…
Jan 2016
Author(s): Vargas, Fernando
La importancia de los servicios en la economía mundial ha incrementado el interés en la academia y en los gobiernos sobre la dinámica de la innovación en estas actividades y cómo promoverlas en forma…
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…
Feb 2014
Author(s): Jaimovich, Analia
In order to improve the quality of education, several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are implementing institutional reforms that affect the roles and responsibilities of education…
Feb 2014
Author(s): Jaimovich, Analia
Para mejorar la calidad de la educación, varios países de América Latina y el Caribe están implementando reformas institucionales que modifican las responsabilidades de los diversos niveles de…
Apr 2012
Author(s): Cesa-Bianchi, Ambrogio;Pesaran, M. Hashem;Rebucci, Alessandro;Xu, TengTeng
This is the data used for the estimation of the GVAR model as in "China's Emergence in the World Economy and Business Cycles in Latin America" (access the study in the related URL…