Information technologies and economic development in Latin America / edited by Alberto Chong and Mónica Yáñez-Pagans.

Contributor(s): Chong, Alberto [editor.] | Yáñez-Pagans, Mónica [editor.]Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: London : Anthem Press, [2020]Copyright date: ©2020Description: 1 online resource : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781785272004; 1785272004Subject(s): Economic development -- Latin America -- Data processing | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic DevelopmentGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.DDC classification: 330.98 LOC classification: HC130.D38Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Front Matter -- Half-title -- Title page -- Copyright information -- Table of Contents -- List of Illustrations -- List of Editors -- List of Contributors -- Acknowledgments -- Chapters 1-9 -- Chapter 1 Information Technologies in Latin America -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 Good Research Design Is Important and Feasible -- 1.3 Interventions Considered -- 1.4 Information May Not Be Enough -- 1.5 What Is the Common Thread? -- 1.6 Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 2 The Impact of ICT in Health Promotion: A Randomized Experiment with Diabetic Patients -- 2.1 Introduction
2.2 Background -- 2.3 Methodology -- 2.3.1 Design overview -- 2.3.2 Recruitment and participants -- 2.3.3 The intervention -- 2.3.4 Program evaluation -- 2.4 Results -- 2.4.1 Participation in the Diabetes 2.0 intervention -- 2.4.2 Evaluation of the impact of Diabetes 2.0 -- 2.4.2.1 Impact on knowledge -- 2.4.2.2 Impact on empowerment and behavior -- 2.4.2.3 Impact on outcomes -- 2.5 Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 3 The Impact of ICT on Adolescents' Perceptions and Consumption of Substances: Evidence from a Randomized Trial in Uruguay -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Background -- 3.3 Methods
3.3.1 The intervention -- 3.3.2 Levels of participation -- 3.4 Results -- 3.4.1 What is a drug? -- 3.4.2 Consumption -- 3.5 Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 4 Text Messages as Social Policy Instrument: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial with Internal Refugees in Colombia -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Experimental Design -- 4.2.1 Implementation -- 4.2.2 Sample issues and threats to inference -- 4.2.2.1 Selection -- 4.2.2.2 Attrition -- 4.3 Results -- 4.3.1 Heterogeneous effects -- 4.4 Conclusion -- References
Chapter 5 Radio and Video as a Means for Financial Education in Rural Households in Peru -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Review of the Literature -- 5.3 Operational Model of Microfinance Institution: The Case of Arariwa -- 5.4 Design -- 5.5 Findings -- 5.6 Impact of the Program on Those That the Program Intended to Treat -- 5.7 Summary and Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 6 Digital Labor-Market Intermediation and Subjective Job Expectations -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Background Discussion on the Public Intermediation System in Peru -- 6.3 Experimental Design and Treatments -- 6.4 Baseline Data
6.5 Empirical Framework and Results -- 6.5.1 Subjective expectations -- 6.5.2 Heterogeneous analysis -- 6.5.3 Employment -- 6.6 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 7 From Cow Sellers to Beef Exporters: The Impact of Traceability on Cattle Farmers -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 TRAZ.AR Program -- 7.3 The Argentine Livestock Sector -- 7.4 Methodology -- 7.4.1 Data collection -- 7.4.2 Balance checks -- 7.5 Results -- 7.6 Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 8 The Labor Market Return to ICT Skills: A Field Experiment -- 8.1 Introduction -- 8.2 The Literature
Summary: 'Information Technologies in Latin America' provides a collection of rigorous empirical studies that contributes to a better understanding of the role and impact of old and new information technologies on Latin American economic development through the use of randomized and quasi-experimental methods.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Cover -- Front Matter -- Half-title -- Title page -- Copyright information -- Table of Contents -- List of Illustrations -- List of Editors -- List of Contributors -- Acknowledgments -- Chapters 1-9 -- Chapter 1 Information Technologies in Latin America -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 Good Research Design Is Important and Feasible -- 1.3 Interventions Considered -- 1.4 Information May Not Be Enough -- 1.5 What Is the Common Thread? -- 1.6 Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 2 The Impact of ICT in Health Promotion: A Randomized Experiment with Diabetic Patients -- 2.1 Introduction

2.2 Background -- 2.3 Methodology -- 2.3.1 Design overview -- 2.3.2 Recruitment and participants -- 2.3.3 The intervention -- 2.3.4 Program evaluation -- 2.4 Results -- 2.4.1 Participation in the Diabetes 2.0 intervention -- 2.4.2 Evaluation of the impact of Diabetes 2.0 -- 2.4.2.1 Impact on knowledge -- 2.4.2.2 Impact on empowerment and behavior -- 2.4.2.3 Impact on outcomes -- 2.5 Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 3 The Impact of ICT on Adolescents' Perceptions and Consumption of Substances: Evidence from a Randomized Trial in Uruguay -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Background -- 3.3 Methods

3.3.1 The intervention -- 3.3.2 Levels of participation -- 3.4 Results -- 3.4.1 What is a drug? -- 3.4.2 Consumption -- 3.5 Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 4 Text Messages as Social Policy Instrument: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial with Internal Refugees in Colombia -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Experimental Design -- 4.2.1 Implementation -- 4.2.2 Sample issues and threats to inference -- 4.2.2.1 Selection -- 4.2.2.2 Attrition -- 4.3 Results -- 4.3.1 Heterogeneous effects -- 4.4 Conclusion -- References

Chapter 5 Radio and Video as a Means for Financial Education in Rural Households in Peru -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Review of the Literature -- 5.3 Operational Model of Microfinance Institution: The Case of Arariwa -- 5.4 Design -- 5.5 Findings -- 5.6 Impact of the Program on Those That the Program Intended to Treat -- 5.7 Summary and Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 6 Digital Labor-Market Intermediation and Subjective Job Expectations -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Background Discussion on the Public Intermediation System in Peru -- 6.3 Experimental Design and Treatments -- 6.4 Baseline Data

6.5 Empirical Framework and Results -- 6.5.1 Subjective expectations -- 6.5.2 Heterogeneous analysis -- 6.5.3 Employment -- 6.6 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 7 From Cow Sellers to Beef Exporters: The Impact of Traceability on Cattle Farmers -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 TRAZ.AR Program -- 7.3 The Argentine Livestock Sector -- 7.4 Methodology -- 7.4.1 Data collection -- 7.4.2 Balance checks -- 7.5 Results -- 7.6 Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 8 The Labor Market Return to ICT Skills: A Field Experiment -- 8.1 Introduction -- 8.2 The Literature

'Information Technologies in Latin America' provides a collection of rigorous empirical studies that contributes to a better understanding of the role and impact of old and new information technologies on Latin American economic development through the use of randomized and quasi-experimental methods.

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Alberto Chong is a professor of economics at Georgia State University, USA.

Mónica Yáñez-Pagans is a senior economist at the World Bank, Washington, DC.

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