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    • Benefits to Elite Schools and the Expected Returns to Education: Evidence from Mexico City 

      Estrada, Ricardo; Gignoux, Jérémie (CAF; Buenos Aires, 2017-03-10)
      We exploit data on the future earnings students at high school completion expect to receive with and without a college education, together with information on learning achievement and college outcomes, to study the benefits ...
    • Crescimento urbano e acesso a oportunidades: um desafio para a América Latina (resumo executivo) 

      Vargas, Juan; Brassiolo, Pablo; Sanguinetti, Pablo; Daude, Christian; Goytia, Cynthia; Álvarez, Fernando; Estrada, Ricardo; Fajardo, Gustavo (CAF; Buenos Aires, 2017-10-16)
      Este relatório é um esforço para entender os desafios mais críticos que as cidades latino-americanas enfrentam atualmente para o seu desenvolvimento. Para este fim, o conceito de acessibilidade é destacado, isto é, a ...
    • My (Running) Mate, the Mayor: Political Ties and Access to Public Jobs in Ecuador 

      Brassiolo, Pablo; Estrada, Ricardo; Fajardo, Gustavo (CAF; Caracas, 2020-01-17)
      We show that local politicians’ probability of being employed by a municipality increases when they have a strong party connection to its mayor. Using a regression discontinuity design, we compare the employment outcomes ...
    • Poor Little Children: The Socioeconomic Gap in Parental Responses to School Disadvantage 

      Berniell, Inés; Estrada, Ricardo (CAF; Buenos Aires, 2017-11-08)
      In this paper, we study how parents react to a widely-used school policy that puts some children at a learning disadvantage. Specifically, we first document that, in line with findings in other countries, younger children ...
    • Predicting Individual Wellbeing Through Test Scores: Evidence from a National Assessment in Mexico 

      de Hoyos, Rafael; Estrada, Ricardo; Vargas, María José (CAF; Caracas, 2018-05)
      We construct two longitudinal datasets that record students’ test scores in a national standardized exam in Mexico and track students from the end of primary (Grade 6) to the end of lower (Grade 9) and upper (Grade 12) ...
    • RED 2017. Crecimiento urbano y acceso a oportunidades: un desafío para América Latina 

      Daude, Christian; Fajardo, Gustavo; Brassiolo, Pablo; Estrada, Ricardo; Goytia, Cynthia; Sanguinetti, Pablo; Álvarez, Fernando; Vargas, Juan (CAF; Bogotá, 2017-09-13)
      Este reporte constituye un esfuerzo por entender los retos más críticos que las ciudades de América Latina enfrentan actualmente para su desarrollo. Para ello se resalta el concepto de accesibilidad, es decir la capacidad ...
    • RED 2017. Urban growth and access to opportunities: a challenge for Latin America 

      Vargas, Juan; Brassiolo, Pablo; Sanguinetti, Pablo; Daude, Christian; Goytia, Cynthia; Álvarez, Fernando; Estrada, Ricardo; Fajardo, Gustavo (CAF; Bogotá, 2017-09-14)
      This report seeks to understand the most critical development challenges currently faced by Latin American cities. Special attention is given to the concept of accessibility, that is, the capacity of households and firms ...
    • RED 2019: Integridad en las políticas públicas. Claves para prevenir la corrupción 

      Fajardo, Gustavo; Sanguinetti, Pablo; Vargas, Juan; Brassiolo, Pablo; Estrada, Ricardo; Berniell, Lucila; de la Mata, Dolores (CAF; Caracas, 2019-11-07)
      La corrupción está instalada desde hace tiempo en América Latina como una de las principales preocupaciones de la población. Razones no faltan, pues las consecuencias de este problema sobre el desarrollo no deben subestimarse. ...
    • Rules vs. Discretion in Public Service: Teacher Hiring in Mexico 

      Estrada, Ricardo (CAF; Buenos Aires, 2017-08-18)
      In this paper, I use a unique empirical setting that allows me to compare the performance of teachers hired in a discretionary process led by the teachers’ union in Mexico with the performance of those hired on the basis ...
    • The Effect of the Increasing Demand for Elite Schools on Stratification 

      Estrada, Ricardo (CAF; Buenos Aires, 2017-05-31)
      I use detailed applications data to document a case in which, contrary to prevailing concerns, increasing school stratification by ability co-existed with stable stratification by family income: Mexico City public high ...