En esta colección se encuentran los documentos de trabajo que se realizan con el fin de diseminar investigaciones y estudios, y con el objetivo de informar y fomentar el intercambio de opiniones sobre temas prioritarios para la región.

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  • Estado de la eficiencia energética en Venezuela: identificación de oportunidades 

    Briano, José Ignacio; Báez, María Jesús; Moya Morales, Rocío (CAF; Caracas, 2017-01-07)
    En los últimos tiempos el uso eficiente y racional de la energía ha pasado a ser un elemento importante dentro de la planificación energética de los países, así como de los diversos sectores y tipos de usuarios que tienen ...
  • Eficiencia energética en Paraguay: identificación de oportunidades 

    Briano, Jose Ignacio; Báez, María Jesús; Moya Morales, Rocío (CAF; Bogotá, 2017-01)
    En los últimos tiempos el uso eficiente y racional de la energía ha pasado a ser un elemento importante dentro de la planificación energética de los países, así como de los diversos sectores y tipos de usuarios que tienen ...
  • El Fenómeno de los NiNis en América Latina 

    Tornarolli, Leopoldo (CAF; Buenos Aires, 2016-12-30)
    En los últimos años, y en todos los países de la región, se ha ido incrementando la preocupación por la situación de los jóvenes que ni se encuentran insertos en el sistema educativo ni se han integrado al mercado laboral ...
  • Inequality, Crime, and the Long Run Legacy of Slavery 

    Buonnano, Paolo; Vargas, Juan F. (CAF; Bogotá, 2016-12-25)
    This paper investigates the relationship between economic inequality and crime in Colombian municipalities. Following recent scholarly research that suggests that the legacy of slavery is largely manifest in persistent ...
  • Effect of Socio-Economic Stratification on House Value in Bogotá 

    Gallego, Juan; Montoya, Sergio; Sepúlveda, Carlos (CAF; Bogotá, 2016-12-24)
    This paper investigates the impact of urban fiscal policies on housing value. We use a focalization system in Bogotá where certain subsidies and taxes are targeted based on a classification of houses according to external ...
  • Internet and Labor Income: Places and Activities in Colombia 

    Martin, Diego A. (CAF; Bogotá, 2016-12-21)
    Despite the literature in the richest countries about the positive correlation between Internet and income, there is still an open question about the utility of this technology the developing world. This paper uses Propensity ...
  • Exploring the Potential of Machine Learning for Automatic Slum Identification from VHE Imagery 

    Duque, Juan Carlos; Patino, Jorge Eduardo; Betancourt, Alejandro (CAF; Buenos Aires, 2016-11-23)
    Slum identification in urban settlements is a crucial step in the process of formulation of propoor policies. However, the use of conventional methods for slums detection such as field surveys may result time consuming and ...
  • Moving Citizens and Deterring Criminals: Innovation in Public Transport Facilities 

    Canavire-Bacarreza, Gustavo; Duque, Juan Carlos; Urrego, Joaquin A. (CAF; Buenos Aires, 2016-11)
    This paper explores the relationship between urban public transportation innovation and crime. In 2004, the city of Medellin in Colombia developed an innovative public transportation system based on cable cars (Metrocable) ...
  • Valuation of Public Amenities and Differences in Quality of Life among Latin American Cities 

    Arrosa, María Laura; Gandelman, Néstor (CAF; Buenos Aires, 2016-11)
    We use a life satisfaction approach for the valuation of public goods and amenities in Latin American cities. We apply a homogenous database of seventeen cities gathered by the Development Bank of Latin America CAF. Using ...
  • What is the Role of Urban Growth on Inequality, and Segregation? The Case of Urban Argentina´s Urban Agglomerations 

    Goytia, Cynthia; Dorna, Guadalupe (CAF; Buenos Aires, 2016-11)
    We analyze the relationship between urban sprawl and changing patterns of inequality and segregation in metropolitan areas of Argentina. The existing literature has endeavored to study the determinants of the expansion of ...
  • Slum Growth in Brazilian Cities 

    Alves, Guillermo (CAF; Caracas, 2016-10-10)
    I study slum growth in contemporary urbanization processes by estimating a spatial equilibrium model with houses with and without basic water and sanitation services in Brazilian cities between 1991 and 2010. Slum growth ...
  • City Size, Distance and Formal Employment Creation 

    O´Clery, Neave; Lora, Eduardo (CAF; Caracas, 2016-10-09)
    Cities thrive through the diversity of their occupants because the availability of complementary skills enables firms in the formal sector to grow, delivering increasingly sophisticated products and services. The appearance ...
  • Integrating Early-life Shocks and Human Capital Investments on Children´s Education 

    Duque, Valentina; Rosales-Rueda, María; Sánchez, Fabio (CAF; Colombia, 2016-10-04)
    This study investigates how early-life conditions interact with subsequent human capital investments to influence future educational outcomes. To provide causal evidence, we exploit two sources of exogenous variation: i) ...
  • Housing Subsidies, Labor Supply and Household Welfare. Experimental Evidence from Argentina 

    Alzúa, María Laura; Amendolaggine, Julián; Cruces, Guillermo; Greppi, Catrihel (CAF; Buenos Aires, 2016-10)
    We study the impact of a social housing policy program implemented in Argentina, exploiting the random assignment rule to identify the policy's causal effect on labor market and other socio-economic outcomes. In particular, ...
  • Rural Property Tax Revenue in the Face of Economic Concentration and Political Competition: Evidence from Colombia 

    Vargas, Juan; Villaveces, Marta-Juanita (CAF; Caracas, 2016-09-21)
    We study the relationship between two sources of political power and property tax revenues in contemporary rural Colombia. First, de jure political power is the extent to which local political elites can capture the public ...
  • Habilidades no cognitivas en América Latina. Una medición desde pruebas estandarizadas. 

    Marchioni, Cynthia G. (CAF, 2016-08-31)
    Medir habilidades es complejo, pues son inobservables. Este problema es particularmente importante en la medición de habilidades no cognitivas, donde usualmente se emplean métodos basados en el auto-reporte. Como alternativa ...
  • Income Segregation and Urban Spatial Structure: Evidence from Brazil 

    García-López, Miguel Ángel; Moreno-Monroy, Ana I. (CAF; Caracas, 2016-08-05)
    We estimate the effect of urban spatial structure on income segregation in Brazilian cities between 2000 and 2010. Our results show that, first, local density conditions increase income segregation: the effect is higher ...
  • Moving “away" from Opportunities?: Homeownership and Employment 

    Navarrete, Pablo; Navarrete, Nicolás (CAF; Santiago de Chile, 2016-07-10)
    Homeownership is promoted by the majority of OECD member countries. Nevertheless, the impact that owning a house can have on employment levels is not fully understood. In this paper, we estimate the causal effect of ...
  • Un Sistema Público de Bicicletas para Lima: Distritos de Mirafl ores, San Borja y San Isidro (Resumen Ejecutivo) 

    Fundación Ciudad Humana (CAF; Fundación Ciudad Humana; Lima, 2016-06)
    Este documento es la síntesis del estudio “Estructuración de un Sistema Público de Bicicletas para Lima (Distritos de Miraflores, San Borja y San Isidro)”, financiado por CAF, el cual define la inserción de un sistema de ...
  • Education, Signaling and Mismatch 

    Arozamena, Leandro; Ruffo, Hernán (CAF; Buenos Aires, 2016-06)
    We assess the importance education as a signal of workers skills and the e¤ects of poor signaling quality on labor market outcomes. We do so by merging a frictional labor market model with a signaling setup where there is ...

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