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    • Management practices, firm ownership, and productivity in Latin America 

      Lemos, Renata; Scur, Daniela (CAF; Caracas, 2012)
      We analyze management and performance data for over 8,000 manufacturing firms across the Americas, Asia and Europe. We find that Latin American firms have poor management practices by international standards, with limited ...
    • Maternidad y trabajo flexible en América Latina 

      Unknown author (Caracas, 2021-11-11)
      Esta infografía tiene como objetivo mostrar las brechas de género y maternidad en la región, así como también los efectos de la maternidad en el empleo en algunos países de América Latina.
    • Measuring Imperfect Competition in Product and Labor Markets. An Empirical Analysis using Firm-level Production Data 

      Tortarolo, Dario; Zarate, Roman D. (CAF; California, 2018-01)
      In this paper, we develop a simple theoretical model that allows us to disentangle empirically the extent of imperfect competition in product and labor markets using plant-level production data. The model assumes ...
    • Measuring the Cost of Congestion in Highly Congested City: Bogotá 

      Akbar, Prottoy; Duranton, Gilles (CAF; Buenos Aires, 2017-04)
      We provide a novel approach to estimate the deadweight loss of congestion. We implement it for road travel in the city of Bogotá using information from a travel survey and counterfactual travel data generated from Google ...
    • Measuring the size and growth of cities using nighttime light 

      Ch, R.; Martin, D.; Vargas, J. (CAF; Caracas, 2018-09-20)
      This paper uses high-resolution images of nighttime luminosity to estimate a globally comparable measure of the size of metropolitan areas around the world for the years 2000 and 2010. We apply recently-proposed methodologies ...
    • Mecanismo para a Integração das Energias Renováveis Intermitentes: Armazenamento 

      Tomalsquim, Mauricio (CAF; Caracas, 2017)
      Os combustíveis fósseis possuem duas características importantes, além de serem fontes de alta concentração energética: eles podem ser armazenados até o momento em que seu uso for necessário, e podem ser transportados para ...
    • Mecanismo para a Integração das Energias Renováveis Intermitentes: Redes Elétricas Inteligentes/Respostas pelo Lado da Demanda 

      Tomalsquim, Mauricio (CAF; Caracas, 2017)
      a redução das emissões estão impulsionando os governos a investir no uso de energias renováveis para geração de eletricidade. Apesar dos importantes benefícios oferecidos pela geração a partir de fontes renováveis, a ...
    • Medición de los determinantes de la productividad en Ciudades de América Latina 

      Alves, Guillermo; Carreras, Enrique; López, Pablo (CAF; Caracas, 2021-12-14)
      El presente documento desarrolla un conjunto de indicadores para medir los determinantes de la productividad en las ciudades de América Latina. Su objetivo es caracterizar los determinantes que pueden ser intervenidos desde ...
    • Medición de los niveles de productividad de las ciudades en América Latina 

      Alves, Guillermo (CAF; Caracas, 2021-12-29)
      Este documento presenta datos sobre productividad a nivel de ciudad para 279 ciudades de 12 países de América Latina. Para esto se utilizan los datos de salario horario de las encuestas de hogares oficiales de los países. ...
    • Mexico: the story and lessons behind Latin America’s first AI strategy 

      Zapata, Enrique; Gomez-Mont, Constanza (CAF; Caracas, 2020-06-04)
      Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most disruptive technologies of our time and that is influencing increasingly more aspects of our social, economic, and private lives. Given its invisible influence on human actions ...
    • Microdatos para el estudio de la productividad en América Latina 

      Eslava, Marcela; Hurtado, Bryan; Albis, Nadia; Andreasen, Eugenia; Carbajal, Fedora; Dardati, Evangelina; Guiñazu, Sebastián; Giuliodori, David; López-Martín, Bernabé; Martínez, Julián; Rodriguez, Alejandro; Rosich, Lucía; Rovira, Flavia; Sánchez, Erica; Urrutia, Carlos (CAF; Caracas, 2018-07)
      La creciente disponibilidad de microdatos empresariales ha permitido a los investigadores indagar sobre el papel que la heterogeneidad entre las empresas o establecimientos productivos juega para explicar la productividad ...
    • Misallocated Talent: Teen Pregnancy, Education and Job Sorting in Colombia 

      Agüero, Jorge M. (CAF; Caracas, 2021-04-20)
      Policy makers and international organizations often argue that teenage pregnancy affects girls’ life trajectories by, for example, limiting their employment opportunities. These concerns are amplified in regions with high ...
    • Money can buy me life. The Effect of a Basic Pension on Mortality: a Regression Discontinuity Design 

      Miglino, Enrico; Navarrete H., Nicolas; Navarrete H., Gonzalo; Navarrete H., Pablo (Caracas, 2018-06-12)
      This paper estimates the effect of a permanent income increase for the elderly on their health outcomes. Our regression discontinuity design exploits an eligibility cutoff in a Chilean basic pension program that grants ...
    • More to Live for: Health Investment Responses to Expected Retirement Wealth in Chile 

      Miller, Grant; Valdés, Nieves; Vera-Hernández, Marcos (CAF; Caracas, 2019-12-18)
      A poorly understood but important way that economic conditions influence health is through the incentives that they create for health investments. In this paper, we study how individuals’ current health investments respond ...
    • Motherhood and flexible jobs: Evidence from Latin American countries 

      Berniell, Inés; Berniell, Lucila; de la Mata, Dolores; Edo, María; Marchionni, Mariana (CAF; Caracas, 2021-03-05)
      We study the causal effect of motherhood on labour market outcomes in Latin America by adopting an event study approach around the birth of the first child based on panel data from national household surveys for Chile, ...
    • Motherhood and the Allocation of Talent 

      Berniell, Inés; Berniell, Lucila; de la Mata, Dolores; Edo, María; Fawaz, Yarine; Machado, Matilde P.; Marchionni, Mariana (CAF; Caracas, 2021-12-29)
      In this paper we show that motherhood triggers changes in the allocation of talent in the labor market beyond the well-known effects on gender gaps in employment and earnings. We use an event study approach with retrospective ...
    • Motherhood and the missing women in the labor market 

      Berniell, I; Berniell, Lucila; de la Mata, Dolores; Edo, M; Marchionni, M (CAF; Caracas, 2018-09-06)
      Motherhood currently stands out as a key determinant of the gender gap in labor market outcomes. Studies identifying the effect of children have mostly focused in Europe and the US. These results may not be extrapolated ...
    • Motherhood, Pregnancy or Marriage Effects 

      Berniell, Inés; Berniell, Lucila; de la Mata, Dolores; Edo, María; Fawaz, Yarine; Machado, Matilde P. (CAF; Caracas, 2021-12-28)
      The existence of large child penalties on women’s labor market outcomes has been documented for multiple countries and time periods. In this paper, we assess to what extent marriage decisions and pregnancies (including ...
    • La movilidad educativa intergeneracional en el siglo XX en América Latina y el Caribe 

      Berniell, Lucila; Bonavida, Cristian; de la Mata, Dolores; Schargrodsky, Ernesto (CAF; Caracas, 2021-12-29)
      En este trabajo aportamos nuevas mediciones de movilidad educativa intergeneracional para América Latina y el Caribe a partir de datos censales armonizados para 22 países. Producimos estimaciones de medidas de movildiad ...
    • Movilidad ocupacional en América Latina 

      Ciaschi, Matías; Gasparini, Leonardo; Neidhöfer, Guido (CAF; Caracas, 2021-12-16)
      La persistencia de desigualdades entre generaciones representa un tópico de sumo interés para las sociedades. Mientras que la mayoría de este tipo de estudios se concentra en desigualdades educativas, en este trabajo ...