nep-lam New Economics Papers
on Central and South America
Issue of 2018‒01‒01
five papers chosen by
Maximo Rossi
Universidad de la República

  1. Estimating the production function for human capital: results from a randomized controlled trial in Colombia By Orazio Attanasio; Sarah Cattan; Emla Fitzsimons; Costas Meghir; Marta Rubio Codina
  2. Renewable Energy Transition: A Market-Driven Solution for the Energy and Environmental Concerns in Chile By Claudio Agostini; Shahriyar Nasirov; Carlos Silva; Gustavo Caceres
  3. Individual Tax Planning and Small Business Creation: Evidence on the Impact of Special Tax Regimes in Chile By Claudio Agostini; Eduardo Engel; Andrea Repetto; Damian Vergara
  4. Failure of Energy Mega-Projects in Chile: A Critical Review from Environmental Policy-Making Perspectives By Claudio Agostini; Shahriyar Nasirov; Carlos Silva
  5. Minimum age regulation and child labor: New evidence from Brazil By Olivier Bargain; Delphine Boutin

  1. By: Orazio Attanasio (Institute for Fiscal Studies and University College London); Sarah Cattan (Institute for Fiscal Studies); Emla Fitzsimons (Institute for Fiscal Studies and Institute of Education, University of London); Costas Meghir (Institute for Fiscal Studies and Yale University); Marta Rubio Codina (Institute for Fiscal Studies and Institute for Fiscal Studies)
    Abstract: We examine the channels through which a randomized early childhood intervention in Colombia led to signi cant gains in cognitive and socio-emotional skills among a sample of disadvantaged children aged 12 to 24 months at baseline. We estimate the determinants of material and time investments in these children and evaluate the impact of the treatment on such investments. We then estimate the production functions for cognitive and socio-emotional skills. The e ffects of the program can be explained by increases in parental investments, which have strong e ffects on outcomes and are complementary to both maternal skills and child's baseline skills.
    Date: 2017–04–27
    URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:ifs:ifsewp:17/06&r=lam
  2. By: Claudio Agostini (Escuela de Gobierno, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez); Shahriyar Nasirov; Carlos Silva; Gustavo Caceres
    Date: 2017–08
    URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:uai:wpaper:wp_053&r=lam
  3. By: Claudio Agostini (Escuela de Gobierno, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez); Eduardo Engel; Andrea Repetto; Damian Vergara
    Date: 2017–10
    URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:uai:wpaper:wp_054&r=lam
  4. By: Claudio Agostini (Escuela de Gobierno, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez); Shahriyar Nasirov; Carlos Silva
    Date: 2017–03
    URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:uai:wpaper:wp_052&r=lam
  5. By: Olivier Bargain (Larefi - Laboratoire d'analyse et de recherche en économie et finance internationales - Université Montesquieu - Bordeaux 4); Delphine Boutin (CERDI - Centre d'Études et de Recherches sur le Développement International - UdA - Université d'Auvergne - Clermont-Ferrand I - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
    Date: 2017–11–30
    URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:hal:wpaper:hal-01652435&r=lam

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