S. Silva Sotelo

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Spencer foundations, the Exelon corporation, and the Chicago Community Trust, and visiting scholar awards to Jens Ludwig from the Russell Sage Foundation and LIEPP at Sciences Po. We are grateful to the staff of Youth Guidance and World Sport Chicago (the two non-profit organizations that implemented the intervention we study here), to Wendy Fine of Youth(More)
We investigate how multinational firms contribute to the transmission of shocks across countries using a large firm-level dataset that contains ownership information for 8 million firms in 34 countries. We use these data to document two novel empirical patterns. First, foreign affiliate and headquarter sales exhibit strong positive comove-ment: a 10% growth(More)
What determines the behavior of interest rates in Latin America? Does the recent sharp reduction in rates in a number of Latin American countries reflect a convergence towards industrial country levels or just a transitory deviation from much higher long-term rates? To tackle these questions this paper raises two main hypotheses. The first is that by being(More)
Child support policies have expanded dramatically since the mid-1970s and now cover 1 in 5 children. This paper studies the consequences of child support for marriage and fertility decisions, using variation in the timing and geography of the rollout of laws relative to the timing of pregnancy, from 1977 to 1992. I find that marriages following an unplanned(More)
and visiting scholar awards to Jens Ludwig from the Russell Sage Foundation and LIEPP at Sciences Po. We are grateful to the staff of Youth Guidance and World Sport Chicago (the two non-profit organizations that implemented the intervention we study here), to Wendy Fine of Youth Guidance, who designed and implemented required program data systems, to the(More)
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