Dec 2021
Author(s): Salgado, Edgar;Mitnik, Oscar A.
Driving restrictions are popular interventions in rapidly urbanizing developing countries. Their relatively inexpensive implementation appeals to the pressing need to reduce traffic congestion and…
Jul 2021
Author(s): Sánchez, Mario;Roseth, Benjamin;Cuesta, Ana María;Gallegos, Sebastián ;Delgado, Lucia
En este trabajo se pone a prueba si el despliegue de herramientas digitales logra aumentar la utilización de un importante servicio preventivo de salud pública: el tamizaje para la detección del…
Jul 2021
Author(s): Sánchez, Mario;Roseth, Benjamin;Cuesta, Ana María;Gallegos, Sebastián;Delgado, Lucia
En este trabajo se pone a prueba si el despliegue de herramientas digitales logra aumentar la utilización de un importante servicio preventivo de salud pública: el tamizaje para la detección del…
Jun 2021
Author(s): Keefer, Philip;Roseth, Benjamin
Do targeted transparency interventions reduce corrupt behavior when corrupt actors are few and politically influential; their behavior imposes small costs on numerous individuals; and corrupt…
Jun 2021
Author(s): Keefer, Philip;Roseth, Benjamin
Las intervenciones de transparencia focalizada, ¿reducen el comportamiento corrupto cuando los actores corruptos son pocos y políticamente influyentes, su comportamiento impone pequeños costes a…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Keefer, Philip;Espinoza, Mauricio;Espinoza, Álvaro;Fort, Ricardo
Exploiting a unique empirical setting, 1,000 vendors in 90 traditional food markets in Lima, we document that historic social ties among market founders are associated, decades later, with stricter…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Banuri, Sheheryar;Keefer, Philip;Walque, Damien de
A booming literature has argued that mission-based motives are a central feature of mission-oriented labor markets. This paper shifts the focus to task-based motivation and finds that it yields…
May 2017
Author(s): Gallego, Juan Miguel;Gutiérrez, Luis H.
Over one million firms around the world have adopted a Quality Management System (QMS) that conforms to ISO 9001 certification in 2015 and recent figures show that certifications have rapidly…
Jan 2017
Author(s): Bernini, Federico;Figal Garone, Lucas;Maffioli, Alessandro
Este estudio presenta evidencia empírica sobre los determinantes de la adopción de certificaciones internacionales de calidad (ISO) y sus efectos sobre el desempeño de las empresas argentinas en los…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Castillo, Victoria;Figal Garone, Lucas;Maffioli, Alessandro;Ohaco, Moira
Este estudio evalúa el impacto de asistencias técnicas a micro, pequeñas y medianas empresas (MiPyME) cofinanciadas por el Programa de Acceso al Crédito y Competitividad (PACC) en Argentina. El…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Pereira, Mariano;Tacsir, Ezequiel
Este trabajo analiza la relación entre la innovación y el empleo a nivel de firma. En particular, contribuye a generar evidencia sobre los efectos de la introducción de innovaciones (de producto o…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Diwan, Ishac;Keefer, Philip;Schiffbauer, Marc
Using a large, original database of 385 politically connected firms under the Mubarak regime in Egypt, we document for the first time the negative impact of cronyism on economic growth. In the early…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Cruz, Cesi;Keefer, Philip;Labonne, Julien
Results from a new experiment shed light on the effects of voter informationon vote buying and incumbent advantage. The treatment provided voters
with information about a major spending…
Jun 2015
Author(s): Cruz, Cesi;Keefer, Philip
The challenge of public administration reform is well-known: politicians often have little interest in the efficient implementation of government policy. Using new data from 439 World Bank public…
Jan 2015
Author(s): Castillo, Victoria;Figal Garone, Lucas;Maffioli, Alessandro;Salazar, Lina
This paper investigates the impact of tourism policy on employment, using the Tourism Development Policy (TDP) implemented in the Argentinean province of Salta during the years of 2003 to 2010 as a…
Dec 2014
Author(s): Keefer, Philip;Milanovic, Branko
This working paper advances research on inequality with unique, new data on income distribution in 61 countries, including 20 Latin American countries, to explore the effects of political parties on…
Aug 2014
Author(s): Navarro, Lucas
This paper uses administrative data from projects for which an application was made to CORFO's (Chile's main development agency) Seed Capital Program (SCP) during the 2008-12 period. This…
Aug 2014
Author(s): Ardanaz, Martín;Corbacho, Ana;Ruiz-Vega, Mauricio
Gains from government crime-reducing programs are not always visible to the average citizen. The media overexpose crime events, but the absence of crime rarely makes the news, increasing the risk…
May 2014
Author(s): Brito, Steve;Corbacho, Ana;Osorio Rivas, Rene
This working paper studies the effect of remittances from the United States on crime rates in Mexico. The topic is examined using municipal-level data on the percent of household receiving…
May 2014
Author(s): Zahler, Andrés;Bravo Ortega, Claudio;Goya, Daniel;Benavente, José Miguel
This Working Paper provides an in-depth analysis of public-private collaboration (PPC) in Chilean productive development policies (PDPs) through five case studies under two specific polices: the…