Matias Busso

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Research Economist

1300 New York Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20577

United States

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Scholarly Papers (14)

1.

Do Local Economic Development Programs Work? Evidence from the Federal Empowerment Zone Program

Cowles Foundation Discussion Paper No. 1638, Yale Economics Department Working Paper No. 36
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 07 Feb 2008
Matias Busso and Patrick Kline
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics
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Program evaluation, Local economic development, Empowerment zones

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(In)Formal and (Un)Productive: The Productivity Costs of Excessive Informality in Mexico

IDB Working Paper No. IDB-WP-341
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 26 Jan 2013
Matias Busso, Maria Fazio and Santiago Algazi
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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The Causal Effect of Competition on Prices and Quality: Evidence from a Field Experiment

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 06 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 03 Oct 2018
Matias Busso and Sebastian Galiani
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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Competition, prices, quality, experimental evidence, design of social policies

The Causal Effect of Competition on Prices and Quality: Evidence from a Field Experiment

NBER Working Paper No. w20054
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 21 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 18 Apr 2022
Matias Busso and Sebastian Galiani
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and University of Maryland - Department of Economics
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New Evidence on the Finite Sample Properties of Propensity Score Matching and Reweighting Estimators

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3998
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 02 Mar 2009
Matias Busso, John E. DiNardo and Justin McCrary
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Columbia University - Law School
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treatment effects, propensity score, semiparametric efficiency

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Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full? School Enrollment, Graduation, and Dropout Rates in Latin America

IDB Working Paper No. IDB-WP-462
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 15 Dec 2013
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
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Challenges in Educational Reform: An Experiment on Active Learning in Mathematics

IDB Working Paper No. IDB-WP-561
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 20 Mar 2015
Samuel Berlinski and Matias Busso
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
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Education, Active learning, Curricular reform, Technology, Field experiments

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Adapting to Climate Change: Long-Term Effects of Drought on Local Labor Markets

IDB Working Paper No. IDB-WP-466
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 07 Jan 2014
Paulo Bastos, Matias Busso and Sebastian Miller
Technical University of Lisbon (UTL) - Research Unit on Complexity and Economics (UECE), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
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Assessing the Incidence and Efficiency of a Prominent Place Based Policy

US Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies Paper No. CES-WP- 11-07
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 25 Feb 2011
Matias Busso, Jesse Gregory and Patrick Kline
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), University of Wisconsin - Madison and University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics
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Assessing the Incidence and Efficiency of a Prominent Place Based Policy

NBER Working Paper No. w16096
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 21 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 26 Jun 2022
Matias Busso, Jesse Gregory and Patrick Kline
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), University of Wisconsin - Madison and University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics
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Unbundling Returns to Degrees and Skills

IDB Working Paper No. IDB-WP-1089
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 01 Jun 2020
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Returns to skills, Returns to education, Numeracy, Literacy, Foreign, language, Specific skills, Non-cognitive, Colombia

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The Effects of Financial Aid and Returns Information in Selective and Less Selective Schools: Experimental Evidence from Chile

IDB Working Paper No. IDB-WP-743
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 25 Apr 2017
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Dartmouth College - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
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Information experiment, Higher education, Financial aid, Returns to education, Chile

Reducing Parent-School Information Gaps and Improving Education Outcomes: Evidence from High-Frequency Text Messages

NBER Working Paper No. w28581
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 22 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2022
Inter-American Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Dartmouth College - Department of Economics and Pontificia Universidad Catolina
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Reducing Parent-School Information Gaps and Improving Education Outcomes: Evidence from High-Frequency Text Messages

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP15949
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 31 Mar 2021
Inter-American Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Dartmouth College - Department of Economics and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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How Much are We Willing to Contribute for Better Educational Outcomes? Evidence from a Survey Experiment

Economic Inquiry, Vol. 54, Issue 1, pp. 63-75, 2016
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 27 Nov 2015
Samuel Berlinski and Matias Busso
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
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Productivity and Resource Misallocation in Latin America

IDB Working Paper No. IDB-WP-306
Posted: 09 Jun 2012
Matias Busso, Lucia Madrigal and Carmen Pages
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

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