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Anchoring bias in recall data: Evidence from Central America

Understanding the magnitude and source of measurement biases in self-reported data is critical to effective economic policy research. This paper examines the role of anchoring bias in self-reports of objective and subjective outcomes under recall. The…

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Los efectos de la roya en las economías Centroamericanas

Durante los últimos tres años, la roya ha devastando la actividad cafetera en América Central. Se han producido grandes pérdidas en la producción de café en esta región a causa de la plaga. Este hongo, que se difunde por el aire, puede ser controlado…

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The impact of Oportunidades on human capital and income distribution

In an effort to inform social policy in Mexico, this paper analyzes the effects of a major social program on school attendance and household income distribution, accounting for its partial and general equilibrium effects. Linking a microeconometric…

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A regional computable general equilibrium model for Honduras

In this paper we develop a dynamic regional computable general equilibrium (CGE) model for Honduras that incorporates regional disaggregated sectors for agriculture. We undertook this research to address two pressing policy concerns in Honduras.…

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Cash, food, or vouchers? Evidence from a randomized experiment in northern Ecuador

The debate over whether to provide food assistance and the form that this assistance should take has a long history in economics. Despite the ongoing debate, little rigorous evidence exists that compares food assistance in the form of cash versus…

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A dynamic computable general equilibrium model with working capital for Honduras

In this paper we develop a dynamic real-financial computable general equilibrium (CGE) model for Honduras that incorporates working capital. The model is designed to be useful as a development tool and to be used by policymakers who deal with…

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