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    • Can SMS Technology Improve Low Take-up of Social Benefits? 

      Blanco, Mariana; Vargas, Juan F.
      Low take up of stigma-free social benefits is often blamed on information asymmetries or administrative barriers. There is limited evidence on which of these potential channels is more salient in which contexts. We designed ...
       Documento de trabajo. 2013
    • Does the unemployment benefit institution affect the productivity of workers? evidence from a field experiment 

      Blanco, Mariana; Dalton, Patricio; Vargas, Juan F.
      We investigate whether and how the type of unemployment benefit institution affects productivity. We designed a field experiment to compare workers’ productivity under a welfare system, where the unemployed receive an ...
       Documento de trabajo. 2013
    • Empowering IDP with SMS: a randomized controlled trial in Bogotá 

      Blanco, Mariana; Vargas, Juan F.
      We carried out a randomized controlled trial in Bogotá, the recipient of Colombia´s highest number of internally displaced people (IDP), to assess whether the use of SMS to communicate eligibility to social benefits fosters ...
       Documento de trabajo. 2010
    • Generosity and Wealth : Experimental Evidence from Bogotá Stratification 

      Blanco, Mariana; Dalton, Patricio
      This paper combines laboratory experiments with a unique feature of the city of Bogotá to uncover the relationship between generosity and wealth. Bogotá is divided by law into six socio-economic strata which are close ...
       Documento de trabajo. 2019
    • Honesty After a Labor Relationship 

      Blanco, Mariana; Cárdenas, Juan Camilo
      Al final de un experimento controlado, donde se contrataron asistentes de investigación para la codificación de noticias de los periódicos en línea durante un mes, el experimentador-empleador los invitó a lanzar un dado ...
       Documento de trabajo. 2015
    • On blame-freeness and reciprocity: an experimental study 

      Blanco, Mariana; Çelen, Bogaçhan; Schotter, Andrew
      The theory of reciprocity is predicated on the assumption that people are willing to reward nice or kind acts and to punish unkind ones. This assumption raises the question as to how to define kindness. In this paper we ...
       Documento de trabajo. 2010