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  • Eduardo Engel; Francisco Ferreira; Roberto Rigobón (Brookings Institution Press, 2007-03)
    This issue of ECONOMIA contains the following papers: 1. Competition in the Chilean Banking Sector: A Cross-Country Comparison; 2. Stratification and Public Utility Services in Colombia: Subsidies to Households or Distortion ...
  • Eduardo Engel; Francisco Ferreira; Roberto Rigobón (Brookings Institution Press, 2007-10)
    This issue of ECONOMIA contains the following papers: 1. Taxes and Growth in a Financially Underdeveloped Country: Evidence from the Chilean Investment Boom; 2. Social Mobility and Preferences for Redistribution in Latin ...
  • Eduardo Engel; Francisco Ferreira; Roberto Rigobón (Brookings Institution Press, 2008-03)
    This issue of ECONOMIA contains the following papers: 1. School Choice, Stratification, and Information on School Performance: Lessons from Chile; 2. Cash Transfers, Conditions, and School Enrollment in Ecuador; 3. The ...
  • Eduardo Engel; Francisco Ferreira; Roberto Rigobón (Brookings Institution Press, 2008-10)
    This issue of ECONOMIA contains the following papers: 1. In Search of the Missing Resource Curse; 2. The Political Economy of Oil Production in Latin America; 3. Output Volatility and Openness to Trade: A Reassessment; 4. ...
  • Roberto Rigobón (Brookings Institution Press, 2009-10)
    This issue of ECONOMIA contains the following papers: 1. What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You - Or at Least Mislead You: Family Behaviors, Unobserved Heterogeneities, and the Determinants and Impacts of Human Resources over ...
  • Edwards, Sebastian (Brookings Institution Press, 2004-03)
    In this paper I use a large data set to analyze two aspects of the Latin American arts: (1) the nature of artistic creative process, and (2) Latin American art as an investment. I use data on auctions to understand the ...
  • Echeverry, Juan Carlos; Ibáñez, Ana María; Moya, Andrés; Hillón, Luis Carlos (Brookings Institution Press, 2005-03)
    By the end of the 1990s, inefficiency, excess supply and low service quality characterized the mass transit system of Bogotá. The average travel time to work was one hour and ten minutes, obsolete buses provided public ...
  • Atkinson, Scott E.; Ibarra, Marilyn (Brookings Institution Press, 2007-10)
    A great deal has been written about the effects of foreign migration on the wages of U.S. workers. However, little is known about the effects of Mexican interstate immigration (i.e., internal Mexican migration) and ...
  • Tapia, Matías; Tokman, Andrea (Brookings Institution Press, 2004-03)
    This paper studies the effects of exchange rate interventions using daily and intraday data for Chile, from 1998 to 2003. Its main contribution is the recognition of the role played by transparency and public announcements ...
  • Hildebrandt, Nicole; McKenzie, David J. (Brookings Institution Press, 2005-10)
    The authors investigate the impact of international migration on child health outcomes in rural Mexico using a nationally representative demographic survey. They use historic migration networks as instruments for current ...
  • Cuocco Portuga, Adriana; Bugarin, Mauricio (Brookings Institution Press, 2007-10)
    This article analyzes the effects of public financing of electoral campaigns on policies announced by ideologically oriented parties, subject to pre-electoral lobbying. Parties´ ideologies make politicians announce divergent ...
  • Lora, Eduardo; Olivera, Mauricio (Brookings Institution Press, 2005-03)
    This paper assesses how electoral outcomes in both presidential and legislative elections in Latin America have been affected by the adoption of economic policies that seek to improve macroeconomic stability and facilitate ...
  • Mizala, Alejandra; Romaguera, Pilar (, 2002-03)
    In this paper, we review the main issues under discussion in the field of economics of education, with a special focus on Latin America. We seek to organize the debate about educational policies by showing how these policies ...
  • Ronconi, Lucas (Brookings Institution Press, 2009-03)
    Workfare has become a central policy in Argentina since mid-2002, when the government increased the number of beneficiaries from 100,000 to two million people in a country of thirty-nine million. In this paper I assess the ...
  • Galiani, Sebastian; Schargrodsky, Ernesto (2002-03)
    In this paper, we evaluate the effect of secondary school decentralization on educational quality. Between 1992 and 1994, the Argentine national government transferred all its dependent secondary schools to the provincial ...
  • Loboda Biondi, Roberta; Vasconcellos, Ligia; de Menezes-Filho, Naercio Aquino (Brookings Institution Press, 2012-03)
    The Brazilian Public School Math Olympics (Olimpíada Brasileira de Matemática das Escolas Públicas, or OBMEP) has been held yearly since 2005, aiming at motivating students to study Mathematics and improving basic education. ...
  • Engerman, Stanley L.; Sokoloff, Kenneth L. (2002-10)
    Geographic patterns in economic performance across societies have long been recognized, but there has been a recent revival of interest in them among economists. Confronted by systematic evidence of powerful empirical ...
  • Fernández-Arias, Eduardo (Brookings Institution Press, 2006-03)
    Financial dollarization is a key factor behind systemic financial fragility in Latin America. The experience shows that dedollarization can be achieved but can just as easily be missed, and worse: blunt dedollarization ...
  • Galindo, Arturo; Micco, Alejandro; Ordoñez, Guillermo (Brookings Institution, 2002-10)
    Financial liberalization is a highly controversial policy. Despite the fact that almost all the regions of the world have undergone liberalization of their financial markets, its effect on the performance of different ...
  • Musacchio, Aldo; Haber, Stephen (Brookings Institution Press, 2012-10)
    What is the impact of foreign bank entry on the pricing and availability of credit in developing economies? The Mexican banking system provides a quasi-experiment to address this question because in 1997 the Mexican ...

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