Misreporting in Sensitive Health Behaviors and Its Impact on Treatment Effects: An Application to Intimate Partner Violence

Aguero, Jorge; Frisancho, Veronica

Working Papers - English - Dec, 2017

A growing literature seeks to identify policies that could reduce intimate partner violence. However, in the absence of reliable administrative records, this violence is often measured using self-reported data from health surveys. In this paper, an experiment ...

The On-the-Job Training Decision in Latin America

Madariaga, Aldo; Nun, Eleonora; Moraga, Gabriel; Eberhard, Juan

Working Papers - English - Nov, 2017

Using data from the World Bank’s Enterprise Survey, this paper explores the determinants of firms’ training decisions in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Building Institutional Capacities for Implementing PDPs: The Case of Design-Promotion Policies in Argentina

Gonzalez, Andrea; Hallak, Juan Carlos; Chudnovsky, Mariana; Tommasi, Mariano; Sidders, Mercedes

Working Papers - Spanish - Nov, 2017

Within the broad spectrum of public policies promoting productive development (PDPs), this paper focuses on “design promotion” policies, which see design as a tool for innovation, differentiation, and competitiveness. We studied the lead government agencies in...

Building Institutional Capacities of Productive Development Programs

Castro, Lucio; Szenkman, Paula

Working Papers - Spanish - Nov, 2017

Recent evidence suggests that the success or failure of productive development policies (PDPs) largely depends not so much on the particular characteristics of policies, but on the institutional capacities of public organizations charged with implementing them...

Domestic Antidotes to Sudden Stops

Izquierdo, Alejandro; Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Leon, John Jairo

Working Papers - English - Nov, 2017

Sudden Stops in net capital flows can be prevented when the actions of domestic investors offset a reduction in foreign lending. This paper presents evidence that while sudden stops in gross inflows—i.e., a tightening of the external borrowing constraint—ar...

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