May 2020
Author(s): Cornick, Jorge
This paper provides a general characterization of overall power regulation and a detailed characterization of the ongoing evolution of distributed rooftop photovoltaic (PV) regulation in Costa Rica.…
May 2020
Author(s): Ortega, Daniel; Scartascini, Carlos
Tax compliance can be affected by how taxpayers are informed of their outstanding liabilities. In Colombia, in-person visits from a tax inspector were compared to more impersonal methods such as…
May 2020
Author(s): Ortega, Daniel; Scartascini, Carlos
La manera en que se les informa a los contribuyentes sobre sus deudas fiscales puede tener un gran impacto en el pago de impuestos. En Colombia, se comparó el efecto en el pago de impuestos que tuvo…
May 2020
Author(s): Castro Abril, Miguel
This paper estimates the impact of solar and wind power intermittency on wholesale prices, arbitrage opportunities and the profitability of storage. First, I use the short term randomness of wind and…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Lee, Soohyung; Koh, Anna
In many Asian countries, such as South Korea, teaching is considered a very high-status profession. A teacher in South Korea must meet a minimum qualification, either by graduating from education…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Martínez Villarreal, Déborah; Rojas Méndez, Ana María; Scartascini, Carlos
Con miles de casos nuevos y muertes confirmadas a diario en todo el mundo, el nuevo coronavirus y la enfermedad que provoca, COVID-19, están impactando todos los rincones del planeta. Para detener el…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Martínez Villarreal, Déborah; Rojas Méndez, Ana María; Scartascini, Carlos
Com milhares de novos casos e óbitos confirmados diariamente em todo o mundo, o novo coronavírus e a doença que ele provoca, a Covid-19, estão afetando os quatro cantos do planeta. Para deter o…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Domínguez, Patricio
This paper models crime rates as a function of the interaction between potential offenders and victims. In particular, the paper studies robbery of bus drivers, a crime that remains common in cities…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Aboal, Diego; García Goñi, Manuel; Pereyra, Martin; Rubalcaba, Luis; Zunino, Gonzalo
Prices transmit information and guide consumption and production decisions. In electricity markets prices usually do not reflect marginal costs of production, and therefore there are opportunities…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Brichetti, Juan Pablo; Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Chisari, Omar O.; Mastronardi, Leonardo; Serebrisky, Tomás; Vila Martínez, Juan Pablo
En este trabajo se presentan los resultados de modelos de Equilibrio General Computado aplicados al análisis del impacto de la infraestructura en varios países de América Latina y el Caribe:…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Ayres, João; Raveendranathan, Gajendran
We analyze a general equilibrium model of firm dynamics to study the effects of shocks to productivity, labor wedge, and collateral constraint (credit shock) on firm exit. We find that only the…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Nuguer, Victoria; Powell, Andrew
The novel coronavirus is taking a huge toll across the world, and governments in Latin America and the Caribbean are right to take aggressive measures to save lives. Within a matter of weeks, the…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Nuguer, Victoria; Powell, Andrew
El novedoso coronavirus está cobrando un gran número de víctimas en todo el mundo, y los gobiernos de América Latina y el Caribe están tomando medidas agresivas para salvar vidas. En cuestión de…
Mar 2020
Author(s): Rapoport, Nina; Rojas Méndez, Ana María; Scartascini, Carlos
Behavioral insights are becoming part of the policy toolkit in countries around the world, and the IDB has positioned itself at the forefront of this movement in Latin America and the Caribbean. This…
Feb 2020
Author(s): Dutra, Joisa
While 12% of the world’s freshwater is located in Brazil, its unevenly distributed across the country. As a result, water scarcity is a real and present challenge in many areas across Brazil.…
Feb 2020
Author(s): McRae, Shaun D.; Wolak, Frank A.
Electricity tariff reforms will be an essential part of the clean energy transition. Existing tariffs rely on average cost pricing and often set a price per unit that exceeds marginal cost. The…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Bobba, Matteo; Frisancho, Verónica
A growing body of evidence suggests that people exhibit large biases when processing information about themselves, but less is known about the underlying inference process. This paper studies belief…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Castro Abril, Miguel
The new surge in electric vehicle (EV) charging in Texas can be served efficiently during the early morning hours with large wind generation, low electricity demand, low prices, and low environmental…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Busso, Matías; Muñoz, Juan Sebastián; Montaño, Sebastián
This paper shows that returns to education are not enough to capture all the returns to human capital. Using longitudinal data of all college graduates in Colombia, we estimate labor market returns…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Hanusch, Marek; Keefer, Philip; Vlaicu, Razvan
To understand why parties buy votes, a study analyzed electoral competition where parties can use both vote buying and policy promises. Parties can renege on the promises after the election. Greater…