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    • Savings Groups Reduce Vulberability but have Mixed Effect on Financial Inclusion 

      Frisancho, Veronica; Valdivia, Martin (CAF; Caracas, 2021-01-08)
      This paper evaluates the impact of the introduction of savings groups on poverty, vulnerability, and financial inclusion outcomes in rural Peru. Using a cluster randomized control trial and relying on both survey and ...
    • See it to believe it. Experimental evidence on status consumption among the youth. 

      Alves, Guillermo; Leites, Martín; Salas, Gonzalo (CAF; Caracas, 2022-09-27)
      We ran a field experiment in which a 20-year-old chooses be-tween a socially visible and a non-socially visible good after a friend randomly received one of these goods or an unknown good. We find no differences in choices ...
    • Self-Selection into Corruption: Evidence from the Lab 

      Brassiolo, Pablo; Estrada, Ricardo; Fajardo, Gustavo; Vargas, Juan (CAF; Caracas, 2020-04-22)
      We study whether the existence of opportunities to extract rents in a job affects the type of individuals who are attracted to it. We design a laboratory experiment in which individuals choose between two contracts, each ...
    • Servicios ecosistémicos y biodiversidad en América Latina y el Caribe 

      Maldonado, Jorge Higinio; Moreno-Sánchez, Rocío del Pilar (CAF-Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina y el Caribe; Caracas, 2023-06)
      La región de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) es especialmente rica en biodiversidad. Con cerca del 16% de la superficie terrestre alberga el 50% de la diversidad biológica del planeta. Además, es una región privilegiada ...
    • Servicios locales, infraestructura y transporte: dimensión, escala, redes e instituciones de gobernanza 

      Bel, Germa (CAF; Caracas, 2009)
      Este trabajo pretende contribuir a la comprensión de las pautas de producción y de gobernanza de los servicios públicos locales. La cuestión central es que algunos de estos servicios están caracterizados por economías de ...
    • Sistemas de salud e Inequidades en Salud en América Latina 

      Bancalari, Antonella; Berlinski, Samuel; Buitrago, Giancarlo; García, María Fernanda; de la Mata, Dolores; Vera-Hernández, Marcos (2023-12-20)
      El presente documento describe medidas de desigualdad en el acceso a la atención sanitaria y en los resultados de salud en países de América Latina, utilizando métricas estandarizadas introducidas en un estudio relacionado ...
    • Size, Position and Length in Value Chains in Latin America 

      Lalanne, Álvaro (CAF; Caracas, 2022-03-25)
      In this article, I develop a framework that divides global value chains into regional and extra-regional and studies the participation of Latin American countries in international fragmentation of production along 25 years ...
    • Skills and selection into teaching: Evidence from Latin America 

      Estrada, Ricardo; Lombardi, María (CAF; Caracas, 2020-08-12)
      This paper documents a novel stylized fact: many teachers in Latin America have very low levels of cognitive skills. This skills deficit is the result of both low levels of competencies among the population and a gap between ...
    • 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 ...
    • Socioeconomic Gradients in Test Scores across Latin American and the Caribbean 

      Carneiro, Pedro; Toppeta, Alessandro (CAF; Caracas, 2022-05-05)
      In this paper we document gaps in math and reading achievement between children whose mothers have completed at least upper secondary education and those who have not, using test scores from third and sixth graders across ...
    • Spatial inequalities in educational opportunities: The role of public policies 

      Katzkowicz, Noemí; Querejeta, Martina; Rosá, Tatiana (CAF; Caracas, 2021-12-17)
      This paper documents spatial patterns in intergenerational mobility at the top of the educational distribution and assess the role of public policies in increasing educational opportunities. Our analysis relies on novel ...
    • Spillovers of health education at school on parents´ physical activity 

      Berniell, Lucila; de la Mata, Dolores; Valdés, Nieves (CAF; Caracas, 2012)
      To prevent modern health conditions like obesity, cancer, cardiovascular illness, and diabetes, which have reached epidemic-like proportions in recent decades, many health experts argue that students should receive Health ...
    • Starting on the right track? The effects of rst job experience on short and long term labor market outcomes 

      Berniell, Lucila; de la Mata, Dolores (CAF; Buenos Aires, 2017-12-04)
      For young job seekers barriers to labor market entry are high, especially in developing countries were information frictions are large. Can first job experience impact such barriers and have perdurable effects? This paper ...
    • State Capabilities in Colombian Municipalities: Measurements and Determinants 

      Perry, Guillermo; García, Eduardo; Jiménez, Pedro (Universidad de los Andes; CEDE; CAF, 2014-08)
      This paper constructs a comprehensive set of State Capacity indicators for Colombian municipalities, focusing in four basic governmental capabilities: fiscal, financial, physical and operational. First, a group of relevant ...
    • State formation, tax structures and mineral abundance Chile and Peru, 1850-1930s 

      Paredes, Maritza (CAF; Caracas, 2010)
      The paper assesses the impact of natural resource abundance on state formation by looking at how tax structures responded to booming periods in the early ages of the Chilean and Peruvian republic, 1850-1930s. The paper ...
    • Las statups govtech y el futuro del gobierno en Brasil 

      Dominguez, Guilherme D.F. (CAF y BraziLab; Caracas, 2020-09-25)
      Esta publicación viene a exponer el alto potencial de crecimiento que tiene el ecosistema govtech, en el marco de la renovada estrategia de transformación digital de Brasil. Este espacio está madurando de manera prometedora, ...
    • Subsidios al consumo de los servicios públicos: reflexiones a partir del caso colombiano 

      Méndez, Marcela (CAF; Caracas, 2008)
      Este artículo presenta una evaluación del esquema de subsidios cruzados a las tarifas de servicios públicos vigentes en Colombia, basada en el análisis de encuestas de hogares, y estudia las propiedades de esquemas ...
    • Surnames and Social Rank: Long-term Traits of Social Mobility in Colombia and Chile 

      Jaramillo-Echeverri, Juliana; Álvarez, Andrés; Bro, Naim (CAF; Caracas, 2021-12-16)
      In the last two years, Colombia and Chile have witnessed strong social protests, characterized by slogans against inequality and the lack of social mobility. In this study we propose a comparative study on social mobility ...
    • Taking One for the Team: Shocks at Destination and Households' Supply of Migrants 

      Fajardo, Gustavo; Gutiérrez, Emilio; Larreguy, Horacio (CAF; Buenos Aires, 2017-08-9)
      We study how unemployment shocks in the United States affect Mexican households’ migration decisions. We emphasize households at origin (as op-posed to individuals) as the decisionmaking units for migration decisions. We ...
    • El tamaño del estado y su impacto redistributivo en América Latina 

      Ocampo, José Antonio; Malagón, Jonathan (CAF; Caracas, 2011)
      Este ensayo analiza la evolución del gasto público en América Latina a lo largo de las dos últimas décadas, y ofrece como referencia una perspectiva de más larga duración cuando la disponibilidad de estadísticas lo permite. ...