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Estimating an equilibrium exchange rate for the Argentine Peso (English)

This paper assesses the equilibrium value of the Argentine peso exchange rate based on the country's economic fundamentals and compares it with the official exchange rate value. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7682 MAY 24, 2016

Coppola,Andrea; Lagerborg,Andresa; Mustafaoglu,Zafer Disclosed

Nowcasting prices using Google trends : an application to Central America (English)

The objective of this study is to assess the possibility of using Internet search keyword data for forecasting price series in Central America, focusing on Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Honduras. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7398 AUG 19, 2015

Seabold,Skipper; Coppola,Andrea Disclosed

The pulse of public opinion : using Twitter data to analyze public perception of reform in El Salvador (English)

This study uses Twitter data to provide a more nuanced understanding of the public reaction to the 2011 reform to the propane gas subsidy in El Salvador. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7399 AUG 19, 2015

Seabold,Skipper; Rutherford,Alex; De Backer,Olivia; Coppola,Andrea Disclosed

Estimating local poverty measures using satellite images : a pilot application to Central America (English)

Several studies have used satellite measures of human activity to complement measures of economic production. This paper builds on those studies by considering satellite measures for improving poverty measures. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7329 JUN 23, 2015

Klemens,Ben; Coppola,Andrea; Shron,Max Disclosed

Estimating the economic opportunity cost of capital for public investment projects : an empirical analysis of the Mexican case (English)

This paper offers an assessment of the methodologies employed to estimate the economic opportunity cost of capital for public sector projects, relying on the Mexican case for an applied empirical exercise. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6816 MAR 01, 2014

Coppola, Andrea; Fernholz, Fernando; Glenday, Graham Disclosed

Central America - 6C big data in action for development (English)

This report stemmed from a World Bank pilot activity to explore the potential of big data to address development challenges in Central American countries. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS11163 JAN 01, 2014

Coppola, Andrea; Calvo-Gonzale, Oscar; Sabet, Elizabeth; Arjoman, Natalia; Sieg, Ryan; Freeman, Carrie; Massarrat, Neisan Disclosed

Peru - Public Expenditure Review for Peru : spending for results (English)

The purpose of this Public Expenditure Review (PER) is to take stock of Peru's public expenditure since the last PER and identify the main challenges. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 62586 JUN 06, 2012

Gonzalez, Oscar Calvo; Koehler-Geib,Fritzi; Aviles, Ana Maria; Coppola, Andrea; Cunha, Barbara; Vostroknutova, Ekaterina; Holt, Patricia Chacon; Paris, Michiel; Lopez, Fernando Jerico Mendo; Pertillar, Tammy Lynn Spanish Disclosed

Peru - Public Expenditure Review for Peru : spending for results : Gasto para resultados : revision del gasto publico para Peru (Spanish)

The purpose of this Public Expenditure Review (PER) is to take stock of Peru's public expenditure since the last PER and identify the main challenges. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 62586 JUN 06, 2012

Gonzalez, Oscar Calvo; Koehler-Geib,Fritzi; Aviles, Ana Maria; Coppola, Andrea; Cunha, Barbara; Vostroknutova, Ekaterina; Holt, Patricia Chacon; Paris, Michiel; Lopez, Fernando Jerico Mendo; Pertillar, Tammy Lynn English Disclosed

Higher wages, lower pay : public vs. private sector compensation in Peru (English)

Do public sector employees earn less than their counterparts in the private sector? This paper addresses this question in the case of Peru, a country where civil service reform is being debated yet the only available empirical studies on wage differentials date back to the late 1980s. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5858 OCT 01, 2011

Coppola, Andrea; Calvo-Gonzalez, Oscar Disclosed