Wild animal attacks are not that uncommon in many countries. Nothing can be salvaged of a farm’s crops once it is attacked by wild boars; the leftover crop cannot even be used as livestock fodder. What can be done? A randomized control trial provides some answers on what happens if you train the farmers.
The possibility of reelection helps in disciplining corrupt politicians. A new study shows that voters might ignore or even reward corrupt practices when the corrupt politician shares in the rents that the illegal action generates.
The term “white elephant” derives from the presents that the kings of Siam gave their courtiers, in order to ruin them with their unbearable maintenance costs. Unfortunately today there are too many to count, but Cost Benefit analysis can help in culling them.
Opportunity costs are the cornerstone of Cost Benefit Analysis. The mother of all battles. The economist’s bread and butter. But if you wait for the doctor too long, they sink
In Northeastern Brazil the evidence shows that negative rainfall shocks are robustly correlated with higher infant mortality, lower birth weight, and shorter gestation periods, particularly in the dry season
Just as giant AETNA uses Google searches to track Flu outbreaks, development economists are starting to capitalize on cell phone usage data to study a range of phenomena and improve our understanding of development challenges
Inequality in Colombia is significantly higher than in Chile or Brazil, the countries that were among the most unequal in the region. This has not happened because Colombia´s inequality has worsened, but rather because it has not improved at the same pace as in those two countries.
Teacher education in Latin America is dismal. Did teacher colleges forget how to teach?
What happens to farmers when a big corporation like WalMart expands in Nicaragua