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US–Mexico border tourism and day trips: an aberration in globalization?
(Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, 2015-11-26)
We examine the influence of two distinct regime changes in US border security on the number of persons traveling from the US into Mexico on day trips. In contrast to increases in overall US tourism to Mexico and rapidly ...
Urban infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean: public policy priorities
(Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, 2015-11-11)
Latin America and the Caribbean is the most urbanized region in the developing world. Its urbanization rate of almost 80 % is comparable to that of high-income countries. However, cities in the region are struggling to ...
Product competition and R&D investment under spillovers within full or partial collusion games
(Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, 2015-04-29)
The paper investigates firms’ behavior and outcomes (levels of cost-reducing R&D, output, profit and welfare in equilibrium) in a differentiated duopoly with process innovation. One of the important features in this paper ...
A robust Bayesian dynamic linear model for Latin-American economic time series: ‘‘the Mexico and Puerto Rico cases’’
(Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, 2015-07-28)
The traditional time series methodology requires at least a preliminary transformation of the data to get stationarity. On the other hand, robust Bayesian dynamic models (RBDMs) do not assume a regular pattern or stability ...
Intergenerational transmission of education: the relative importance of transmission channels
(Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, 2015-01-20)
This paper aims at quantifying the relative importance of different transmission channels generating the high levels of intergenerational correlations in education, especially in Latin America. A simultaneous equations ...
Measuring the efficiency of public schools in Uruguay: main drivers and policy implications
(Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, 2015-05-05)
The aim of this research is to explore the existence of inefficient behaviors in public high schools in Uruguay and identify its potential drivers. To do so, we perform a two-stage model using PISA 2009 and 2012 databases. ...
Does access to free health insurance crowd-out private transfers?: evidence from Mexico’s Seguro Popular
(Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, 2015-09-24)
This study examines whether Seguro Popular, a free-of-charge publicly provided health insurance program for otherwise uninsured households, crowdedout private transfers in Mexico. Using data from the National Household ...
Introduction to research at the policy frontier in Latin America
(Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, 2015-11-10)
Does access to health insurance reduce the risk of miscarriages?: evidence from Mexico’s Seguro Popular
(Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, 2015-10-07)
This paper analyzes whether Mexico’s de-facto non-contributory health insurance program Seguro Popular had an effect on the risk of miscarriage during pregnancy. Using data on pregnancies over the 2004–08 period from the ...
Implicit redistribution within Argentina’s social security system: a micro-simulation exercise
(Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, 2015-03-22)
The intra-generational redistribution in the Argentinean pension program is assessed in a lifetime basis. Using household surveys, the lifetime flows of labor income, contributions and retirement benefits are simulated. ...