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Juan Robalino

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First Name:Juan
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Last Name:Robalino
RePEc Short-ID:pro542
Twitter: @jrobalinoecon


(80%) Escuela de Economía
Universidad de Costa Rica

San José, Costa Rica
RePEc:edi:feucrcr (more details at EDIRC)

(20%) Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program (LACEEP)

Turrialba, Costa Rica
RePEc:edi:laceecr (more details at EDIRC)

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Working papers

  1. Juan Andrés Robalino & Laura Cristina Blanco & Saúl Paredes & Bernardo Mayorga & Daniela Córdoba, 2021. "Informe sobre la evolución del mercado laboral en Costa Rica. Tendencias 2010-2019," Working Papers 202102, Universidad de Costa Rica, revised Feb 2021.
  2. Alejandro Lopez Feldman & Carlos Chavez, Maria Velez, Hernan Bejarano, Ariaster Chimeli, Jose Feres, Juan Robalino, 2020. "Environmental impacts and policy responses to Covid-19: A view from Latin America," Working Papers, Department of Economics 2020_11, University of São Paulo (FEA-USP), revised 14 Jul 2020.
  3. Maria Alejandra Vélez & Juan Robalino & Juan Camilo Cardenas & Andrea Paz & Eduardo Pacay, 2019. "Is Collective Titling Enough to Protect Forests? Evidence from Afro-descendant Communities in the Colombian Pacific Region," Documentos CEDE 017137, Universidad de los Andes - CEDE.
  4. Pfaff, Alexander & Robalino, Juan & Reis, Eustáquio J. & Walker, Robert & Perz, Stephen & Laurance, William & Bohrer, Claudio & Aldrich, Steven & Arima, Eugenio & Caldas, Marcellus & Kirby, Kathryn R., 2017. "Roads & SDGs, tradeoffs and synergies: learning from Brazil's Amazon in distinguishing frontiers," Economics Discussion Papers 2017-83, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW Kiel).
  5. Alejandro Abarca & Rolando Leiva & Juan Robalino & Milagro Saborio-Rodriguez, 2016. "Diferencias en la permanencia y el desempeño en la educación superior entre estudiantes provenientes de colegios públicas y privadas," Working Papers 201603, Universidad de Costa Rica, revised Jun 2016.
  6. Juan Robalino and Felipe Gómez, 2015. "A list of Environmental Economics Publications focused on Latin America and the Caribbean: A systematic review from 2000 to 2014," Working Papers 201572, Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program, revised 2015.
  7. Juan Robalino & Alexander Pfaff & Laura Villalobos, 2015. "Deforestation spillovers from Costa Rican protected areas," Working Papers 201502, Universidad de Costa Rica, revised Sep 2015.
  8. Gloriana Lang Clachar & Bridget Soto Méndez & Juan Robalino, 2015. "Efecto del programa “Avancemos” sobre el trabajo infantil en Costa Rica," Working Papers 201503, Universidad de Costa Rica, revised Nov 2015.
  9. Robalino, Juan & Jimenez, José & Chacon, Adriana, 2013. "The Effect of Hydro-meteorological Emergencies on Internal Migration," Discussion Papers dp-13-17-efd, Resources For the Future.
  10. Blackman, Allen & Naranjo, María Angélica & Robalino, Juan & Alpízar, Francisco & Rivera, Jorge, 2012. "Does Tourism Eco-Certification Pay? Costa Rica’s Blue Flag Program," Discussion Papers dp-12-50, Resources For the Future.
  11. Robalino, Juan & Herrera, Luis Diego, 2010. "Trade and deforestation: A literature review," WTO Staff Working Papers ERSD-2010-04, World Trade Organization (WTO), Economic Research and Statistics Division.
  12. Robalino, Juan & Villalobos-Fiatt, Laura, 2010. "Conservation Policies and Labor Markets: Unraveling the Effects of National Parks on Local Wages in Costa Rica," Discussion Papers dp-10-02-efd, Resources For the Future.
  13. Robalino, Juan & Pfaff, Alexander & Sanchez-Azofefia, G. Arturo & Alpizar, Francisco & Leon, Carlos & Rodriguez, Carlos Manuel, 2008. "Deforestation Impacts of Environmental Services Payments: Costa Rica’s PSA Program 2000–2005," Discussion Papers dp-08-24-efd, Resources For the Future.
  14. Roger Madrigal & Juan Robalino & Luis J. Hall, 2008. "Quality of Life in Urban Neighborhoods in Costa Rica," Research Department Publications 3263, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
  15. Robalino, Juan & Sandoval, Catalina & Villalobos, Laura & Alpizar, Francisco, "undated". "Local Effects of Payments for Environmental Services on Poverty," Discussion Papers dp-14-12-efd, Resources For the Future.


  1. Robalino, Juan & Pfaff, Alexander & Sandoval, Catalina & Sanchez-Azofeifa, G. Arturo, 2021. "Can we increase the impacts from payments for ecosystem services? Impact rose over time in Costa Rica, yet spatial variation indicates more potential," Forest Policy and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 132(C).
  2. Quiros, Aníbal Jesús & Robalino, Juan, 2020. "The effect of subsidized childcare on female labor market participation in Costa Rica," Revista de Ciencias Económicas, Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias Económicas, Universidad de Costa Rica, vol. 38(2), December.
  3. Vélez, Maria Alejandra & Robalino, Juan & Cardenas, Juan Camilo & Paz, Andrea & Pacay, Eduardo, 2020. "Is collective titling enough to protect forests? Evidence from Afro-descendant communities in the Colombian Pacific region," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 128(C).
  4. Alejandro López-Feldman & Carlos Chávez & María Alejandra Vélez & Hernán Bejarano & Ariaster B. Chimeli & José Féres & Juan Robalino & Rodrigo Salcedo, 2020. "COVID-19: impactos en el medio ambiente y en el cumplimiento de los ODS en América Latina," Revista Desarrollo y Sociedad, Universidad de los Andes - CEDE, vol. 86(4), pages 104-132, November.
  5. Diego Herrera & Alexander Pfaff & Juan Robalino, 2019. "Impacts of protected areas vary with the level of government: Comparing avoided deforestation across agencies in the Brazilian Amazon," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 116(30), pages 14916-14925, July.
  6. Pablo Cuenca & Juan Robalino & Rodrigo Arriagada & Cristian Echeverría, 2018. "Are government incentives effective for avoided deforestation in the tropical Andean forest?," PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science, vol. 13(9), pages 1-14, September.
  7. Abarca, Alejandro & Robalino, Juan & Hall, Luis & Pérez, Esteban, 2018. "Cyclicity of the social transfers in Costa Rica," Revista de Ciencias Económicas, Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias Económicas, Universidad de Costa Rica, vol. 36(2), December.
  8. Pfaff, Alexander S. P. & Robalino, Juan & Reis, Eustaquio J. & Walker, Robert & Perz, Stephen & Laurance, William & Bohrer, Claudio & Aldrich, Steven & Arima, Eugenio & Caldas, Marcellus & Kirby, Kath, 2018. "Roads & SDGs, tradeoffs and synergies: Learning from Brazil's Amazon in distinguishing frontiers," Economics - The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal (2007-2020), Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW Kiel), vol. 12, pages 1-26.
  9. Alexander Pfaff & Juan Robalino, 2017. "Spillovers from Conservation Programs," Annual Review of Resource Economics, Annual Reviews, vol. 9(1), pages 299-315, October.
  10. Francisco Alpízar & Anna Nordén & Alexander Pfaff & Juan Robalino, 2017. "Unintended Effects of Targeting an Environmental Rebate," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 67(1), pages 181-202, May.
  11. Juan Robalino & Alexander Pfaff & Laura Villalobos, 2017. "Heterogeneous Local Spillovers from Protected Areas in Costa Rica," Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, University of Chicago Press, vol. 4(3), pages 795-820.
  12. Alpízar, Francisco & Nordén, Anna & Pfaff, Alexander & Robalino, Juan, 2017. "Spillovers from targeting of incentives: Exploring responses to being excluded," Journal of Economic Psychology, Elsevier, vol. 59(C), pages 87-98.
  13. Robalino, Juan & Jimenez, José & Chacón, Adriana, 2015. "The Effect of Hydro-Meteorological Emergencies on Internal Migration," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 67(C), pages 438-448.
  14. Robalino, Juan & Villalobos, Laura, 2015. "Protected areas and economic welfare: an impact evaluation of national parks on local workers' wages in Costa Rica," Environment and Development Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 20(3), pages 283-310, June.
  15. Juan Robalino & Catalina Sandoval & David N Barton & Adriana Chacon & Alexander Pfaff, 2015. "Evaluating Interactions of Forest Conservation Policies on Avoided Deforestation," PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science, vol. 10(4), pages 1-16, April.
  16. Pfaff, Alexander & Robalino, Juan & Lima, Eirivelthon & Sandoval, Catalina & Herrera, Luis Diego, 2014. "Governance, Location and Avoided Deforestation from Protected Areas: Greater Restrictions Can Have Lower Impact, Due to Differences in Location," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 55(C), pages 7-20.
  17. Blackman, Allen & Naranjo, María Angélica & Robalino, Juan & Alpízar, Francisco & Rivera, Jorge, 2014. "Does Tourism Eco-Certification Pay? Costa Rica’s Blue Flag Program," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 58(C), pages 41-52.
  18. Juan Robalino & Alexander Pfaff, 2013. "Ecopayments and Deforestation in Costa Rica: A Nationwide Analysis of PSA’s Initial Years," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 89(3), pages 432-448.
  19. Alexander Pfaff & Juan Robalino, 2012. "Protecting forests, biodiversity, and the climate: predicting policy impact to improve policy choice," Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Oxford University Press, vol. 28(1), pages 164-179, Spring.
  20. Robalino, Juan A. & Pfaff, Alexander, 2012. "Contagious development: Neighbor interactions in deforestation," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 97(2), pages 427-436.
  21. Pfaff Alexander & Robalino Juan & Sanchez-Azofeifa G. Arturo & Andam Kwaw S & Ferraro Paul J, 2009. "Park Location Affects Forest Protection: Land Characteristics Cause Differences in Park Impacts across Costa Rica," The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, De Gruyter, vol. 9(2), pages 1-26, July.
  22. Alexander Pfaff & Juan Robalino & Robert Walker & Steven Aldrich & Marcellus Caldas & Eustaquio Reis & Stephen Perz & Claudio Bohrer & Eugenio Arima & William Laurance & Kathryn Kirby, 2007. "Road Investments, Spatial Spillovers, And Deforestation In The Brazilian Amazon," Journal of Regional Science, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 47(1), pages 109-123, February.
  23. Robalino, Juan A., 2007. "Land conservation policies and income distribution: who bears the burden of our environmental efforts?," Environment and Development Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 12(4), pages 521-533, August.


  1. van Praag, Bernard M.S. & Gandelman, Néstor & Ferrer-i-Carbonell, Ada & Ham, Andrés & Lora, Eduardo & Tetaz, Martín & Medina, Carlos & Sanguinetti, Pablo & Cruces, Guillermo & Piani, Giorgina & Alcáza, 2011. "The Quality of Life in Latin American Cities: Markets and Perception," IDB Publications (Books), Inter-American Development Bank, number 364.

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NEP is an announcement service for new working papers, with a weekly report in each of many fields. This author has had 10 papers announced in NEP. These are the fields, ordered by number of announcements, along with their dates. If the author is listed in the directory of specialists for this field, a link is also provided.
  1. NEP-ENV: Environmental Economics (8) 2010-03-20 2012-12-22 2014-12-13 2015-11-07 2015-12-20 2017-10-22 2020-07-20 2020-08-10. Author is listed
  2. NEP-RES: Resource Economics (3) 2012-12-22 2020-07-20 2020-08-10
  3. NEP-AGR: Agricultural Economics (2) 2012-12-22 2017-10-22
  4. NEP-ENE: Energy Economics (2) 2020-07-20 2020-08-10
  5. NEP-LAM: Central & South America (2) 2020-07-20 2020-08-10
  6. NEP-TUR: Tourism Economics (2) 2010-03-20 2012-12-22
  7. NEP-URE: Urban & Real Estate Economics (2) 2008-10-28 2014-12-13
  8. NEP-CTA: Contract Theory & Applications (1) 2017-10-22
  9. NEP-DEV: Development (1) 2017-10-22
  10. NEP-GEO: Economic Geography (1) 2008-10-28
  11. NEP-GER: German Papers (1) 2014-04-11
  12. NEP-HAP: Economics of Happiness (1) 2008-10-28
  13. NEP-HIS: Business, Economic & Financial History (1) 2015-12-20
  14. NEP-LAB: Labour Economics (1) 2010-03-20
  15. NEP-MIG: Economics of Human Migration (1) 2014-04-11
  16. NEP-TRE: Transport Economics (1) 2017-10-22


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