Anti-personnel landmines are one of the main causes of civilian victimization in conflict-affected areas and a significant obstacle for post-war reconstruction. Demining campaigns are therefore a promising policy instrument ...Documentos de Trabajo. 2021-12-28
Este documento estudia el efecto del gasto público social en el crecimiento económico a partir de dos modelos (uno agregado y otro desagregado), con el objetivo principal de presentar evidencia empírica del impacto que ...Documentos de Trabajo. 2021-12-17
While existing work has demonstrated that campaign donations can buy access to benefits such as favorable legislation and preferential contracting, we highlight another use of campaign contributions: buying forbearance. ...Documentos de Trabajo. 2021-08-17.
We study how the disclosure of corrupt practices affects firms. We construct novel firm-level measures of involvement in corrupt practices using randomized audits of public procurement in Brazil. On average, firms exposed ...Documentos de Trabajo. 2021-08-05
In this policy note we propose a new country-based sustainability index comprised of three main drivers: climate change, energy use, and resource depletion. We argue that increases in clean energy intensity (clean energy ...Documentos de Trabajo. 2021-07-15.