Nov 2022
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.;Fernández-Arias, Eduardo
This paper explores the empirical determinants of external crises on a world panel dataset of 62 countries over the fifty-year period 1970-2019 and estimates their risk trade-offs with the aim of…
Nov 2022
Author(s): Alviarez, Vanessa;Saad, Ayhab
Intra-firm trade, from parents to affiliates, has been combined with standard models of multinational production (MP) to deliver gravity-style predictions for foreign affiliates' sales.…
Nov 2022
Author(s): Cristia, Julian P.;Vlaicu, Razvan
The COVID-19 pandemic has sped up digital transformation and brought within reach the possibility of dramatic improvements in public services for millions across Latin America and the Caribbean. How…
Nov 2022
Author(s): Cristia, Julian P.;Vlaicu, Razvan
La pandemia de la COVID-19 ha acelerado la transformación digital y ha puesto a nuestro alcance la posibilidad de mejorar drásticamente los servicios públicos para millones de personas en América…
Nov 2022
Author(s): Cristia, Julian P.;Bernal, Pedro;Santamaria, Julieth; Algarra, Paula;Bernal, Carolina;Escalante, Lisseth;Gallegos, Andrés;Irazoque, Nicolás;Arias Ortiz, Elena;Della Nina Gambi, Gabriela;Nelson, Jennifer;Roseth, Benjamin;Vlaicu, Razvan
The increase in access to digital technologies is opening up opportunities for governments in Latin America and the Caribbean to offer digital public services. However, there is scarce evidence…
Nov 2022
Author(s): Cavalcanti, Tiago;Hasna, Zeina;Santos, Cezar
We evaluate the aggregate and distributional effects of climate change mitigation policies using a multi-sector equilibrium model with intersectoral input-output linkages and worker heterogeneity…
Oct 2022
Author(s): Olivera, Javier;Valderrama, José A.
We study the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the pension policy response on the private and public pension systems of Peru. We find that the policies allowing early withdrawals from the private…
Oct 2022
Author(s): Domínguez, Patricio;Scartascini, Carlos
Crime levels are a perennial development problem in Latin America and a renewed concern in the United States. At the same time, trust in the police has been falling, and questions abound about…
Oct 2022
Author(s): Alviarez, Vanessa
Global value chains (GVCs) provide countries with opportunities to diversify trade, and boost productivity and growth by specializing in one stage of the production process. However, for the most…
Oct 2022
Author(s): Fuentes, Nelson;Aguilar, Gonzalo;Trillos, Camila
Using an impact evaluation methodology for interrupted time-series and the IDB Pension Projection Model, this study estimates that the COVID-19 pandemic could have notably effects on the private…
Oct 2022
Author(s): Castro, Rubén;González, Leonardo;Schiappacasse, Ignacio;Tapia, Juan
The Chilean pension system was hit hard during 2020-2021 by the withdrawal of 25 per cent of the individual pensions funds accumulated by 2019, an amount equivalent to 20 per cent of Chiles GDP. We…
Oct 2022
Author(s): Álvarez Marinelli, Horacio;Berlinski, Samuel;Busso, Matías;Martínez Correa, Julián
Teachers are the most fundamental input of students' learning. For this reason, developing teaching skills is a policy priority for most governments around the world. We experimentally evaluate…
Oct 2022
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica;Pappa, Evi;Santantonio, Chiara
Every day, three women are murdered in the United States by a current or former partner. Yet policy action to prevent gender-based violence has been limited. Previous studies have highlighted the…
Oct 2022
Author(s): Rofman, Rafael;Baliña, Joaquín;López Méndez, Emanuel
This paper presents a first approximation to assess the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on Argentinas pension system in both the short and medium/long-term. To this end, we have used the Pension…
Oct 2022
Author(s): Talamas Marcos, Miguel Ángel
In Mexico, a grandmothers death, through its impact on childcare availability, reduces mothers employment rate by 12 percentage points but does not affect fathers employment rate. This equals half of…
Oct 2022
Author(s): Talamas Marcos, Miguel Ángel
En México, la muerte de una abuela, a través de su impacto en la disponibilidad de cuidados infantiles, reduce la tasa de empleo de las madres en 12 puntos porcentuales, pero no influye en la tasa de…
Sep 2022
Author(s): Busso, Matías;Irazoque, Nicolás;Park, Kyunglin
In this note, we describe the procedure used to search, filter and code information from studies that credibly measure the impact of managerial skills training on several specific outcomes (…
Sep 2022
Author(s): Busso, Matías;Cristia, Julian P.;Messina, Julián
After determining the pool of studies to be analyzed from the search protocol, we dropped all those papers that appeared twice in the dataset. Then, we focused on the title, abstract and the whole…
Sep 2022
Author(s): Heresi, Rodrigo;Powell, Andrew
We study the relationship between corporate debt, corporate risk and firm-level investment, using a sample of 25,000 listed companies across 47 countries over the last two decades. We find higher…
Sep 2022
Author(s): Talamas Marcos, Miguel Ángel
Hundreds of millions of microenterprises in emerging economies face increased competition from the entry and expansion of large firms that offer similar products. This paper studies how one of the…