Mar 2019
Author(s): Christelis, Dimitris;Messina, Julián
We partially identify population treatment effects in observational data under sample selection, without the benefit of random treatment assignment. We provide bounds both for the average and the…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Albornoz, Facundo;Berlinski, Samuel;Cabrales, Antonio
This paper studies a model where student effort and talent interact with parental and teachers' investments, as well as with school system resources. The model is rich, yet sufficiently…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Camacho, Adriana;Messina, Julián;Uribe, Juan Pablo
Rapid expansion in the demand for post-secondary education triggered an unprecedented boom of higher education programs in Colombia, possibly deteriorating quality. This paper uses rich…
Mar 2015
Author(s): Berlinski, Samuel;Busso, Matías
This paper reports the results of an experiment with secondary school students designed to improve their ability to reason, argument, and communicate using mathematics. These goals are at the core…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena;Cristia, Julian P.
Today, there is a general consensus about the fact that a high level of learning is important for economic growth. However, students in Latin America and the Caribbean have lower scores on…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena;Cristia, Julian P.
Hoy en día existe consenso acerca de que un alto nivel de aprendizaje es importante para el crecimiento económico de los países. Sin embargo, los estudiantes de América Latina y el Caribe obtienen…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena;Cristia, Julian P.
Existe, na atualidade, um consenso de que um alto nível de aprendizagem é importante para o crescimento econômico dos países. Porém, os estudantes da América Latina e do Caribe estão tendo resultados…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Bet, Germán;Cristia, Julian P.;Ibarrarán, Pablo
This paper analyzes the effects of increased shared computer access in secondary schools in Peru. Administrative data are used to identify, through propensity-score matching, two groups of schools…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Miller, Sebastián J.;Vela, Mauricio A.
In addition to the morbidity and mortality concerns of outdoor air pollution, studies have shown that air pollution also generates problems for children`s cognitive performance and human capital…
Aug 2010
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad
The Inter-American Development Bank has launched a significant, multi-year program of analytical work on Early Childhood Development (ECD) in Latin America and the Caribbean. The objective of this…