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Heat exposure and youth migration in Central America and the Caribbean (English)

Emerging evidence demonstrates migration may be used by individuals in the southern hemisphere to adapt to environmental changes. The authors build upon recent work in the region using a similar triple difference-in-difference quasi-experimental design and dataset to test whether repeated and or prolonged heat exposure affect inter-province migration. ... See More +

Journal Article 122568 MAY 01, 2017

Niu,Chiyu; Mueller,Valerie Martina; Baez Ramirez,Javier Eduardo; Caruso,German Daniel Disclosed

The impact of ethnic diversity in bureaucracies : evidence from the Nigerian civil service (English)

The authors document the correlation between the workplace diversity of bureaucracies and public services delivered. The authors do so in the context of the federal civil service in Nigeria, the most important government bureaucracy operating in a highly ethnically fractionalized society in which ethnicity is a salient form of identity. ... See More +

Journal Article 100271 MAY 01, 2015

Rasul,Imran; Rogger,Daniel Oliver Disclosed

Behavioral biases and firm behavior : evidence from Kenyan retail shops (English)

Many subjects in lab experiments show considerable risk aversion in small-stakes gambles. This is counter to the predictions of expected utility theory for any reasonable degree of risk aversion but is consistent with loss aversion in prospect theory. ... See More +

Journal Article 92931 MAY 01, 2013

Kremer, Michael; Lee, Jean; Robinson, Jonathan; Rostapshova, Olga Disclosed

Is ignorance bliss? : the effect of asymmetric information between spouses on intra-household allocations (English)

Fundamental questions about how resources are allocated within the family remain unresolved. Because family decision making is a repeated game and there is caring, it is generally posited that the marriage relationship exploits the high degree of information sharing between spouses. ... See More +

Journal Article 92930 MAY 01, 2013

Castilla, Carolina; Walker, Thomas Disclosed