Preliminary Conference Program

We are happy to annouce the program for the 8th Bolivian Conference on Development Economics. Please note that the program is preliminary. We will try to minimize changes to the schedule and will notify all presenters of major changes to their sessions. However, please check this page regularly to get the most up to date infomation.

October 26

Day 1
800
900
Registration
900
930
Welcome and opening ceremony
930
1030
Keynote Lecture: Sara Farley (Global Knowledge Initiative)
1030
1100
Coffee Break
1100
1230
Parallel Sessions

A1. Labor Economics I

Wage Discrimination as a Hidden Switching Regime: The case of Peru. Jorge Davalos (Universidad del Pacifico)

Search, labor supply, and unemployment of married women in cities. Paola L. Montero (UPB)

Determinacion de la presencia de discriminacion en el mercado laboral boliviano. Hernan Naranjo (UPB)

A2. Political Economy

Vertical Partisan Affinities and Incumbent's Electoral Advantage: Evidence from Chile. Jose Ignacio Llodrá (Clapes UC)

Resource Discovery and the Fortune of Political Leaders. Michael Keller (University of Sussex)

Political Instability, Corruption and Real Exchange Rate: What can we learn from the CS-ARDL Approach for Emerging and Developing Countries? Christophe Rault (University of Orleans)

A3. Dynamic Macroeconomics

On the Interaction between Public Sector Employment and Minimum Wage in a Search and Matching Model. Mauricio Tejada (ILADES - UAH)

A Structural Analysis of Commodity Price Fluctuations and Fiscal Performance. Daniel Hernaiz (Inter-American Development Bank)

Endogenous growth model with imperfect information and monetary policy. Izabela Sobiech (Sao Paulo School of Economics)

A4. Topics in Development Economics

Expert services and user reviews in a market for experience goods. Javier Alejandro Rodríguez-Camacho (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana)

Movilidad economica en Bolivia: Una aplicacion empirica a traves de paneles sinteticos. Andres Chive Herrera (Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo - PNUD)

Outliers in semi-parametric Estimation of Treatment Effects. Darwin Ugarte (UPB)

1230
1400
Lunch Break
1400
1530
Parallel Sessions

B1. Environmental Economics I

Variegated dependence: The geographically differentiated economic outcomes of resource-based development in Peru, 2001-2015. Victor Gamarra Echenique (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú)

Efectos del cambio climatico en el nivel de pobreza en la zona del altiplano de Bolivia: Analisis multitemporal aplicando sistemas de informacion geografica. María Castro Calisaya (Universidad Técnica de Oruro)

Technology adoption among Bolivian rice farmers: A multivariate approach. Jose Maria Martinez (International Center for Tropical Agriculture)

B2. Development and Demographics

Internal migration and territorial wealth: the effect of distance and agglomeration in Peru. Ursula Aldana (IEP)

Measuring Equality of Opportunity in Early Childhood: A methodological proposal using Demographic and Health Surveys. Lykke E. Andersen (INESAD)

B3. Natural Resources and Development

Natural Resources in Latin America: Evidence from the 2000s commodity super-cycle. Oscar Perello (CLAPES-UC)

Dependent Local Development: The Restricted Linkage Effects of Mining on Agriculture in the Peruvian Andes, 1994-2012. Cesar Huaroto (Universidad Nacional de La Plata)

Bolivia: Una Nueva Mirada Al Rol De Los Recursos Naturales En El Crecimiento Economico. Manuel Olave (UPB)

B4. Labor Economics II

The Trade-off Between Work and Leisure and the Voluntary Nature of Informal Employment. Omar Alburqueque (Universidad del Pacífico)

The Effect of Immigration on Native-born Unemployed Transitions in the United States. Fernando Rios-Avila (Levy Economics Institute)

Efectos de los factores macroeconómicos e individuales sobre la movilidad socioeconómica en México. Sylvia Guillermo Peon (Benemerita Universidad Autonoma De Puebla)

B5. UPB Invited Session

Skill vs Luck: The Recent Bonanza in Bolivia. Romulo Chumacero (Universidad de Chile)

Ricardo Nogales (UPB)

Boris Branisa (INESAD)

Luis Castro (UPB)

1530
1600
Coffee Break and Poster Session
1600
1700
Policy Session: Carlos Végh (World Bank), Andrés Fernández (IADB)
1830
Conference Dinner

(Presenters only)

October 27

Day 2
800
900
Registration
900
1030
Parallel Sessions

C1. Environmental Economics II

Dependent Local Development: The Restricted Linkage Effects of Mining on Agriculture in the Peruvian Andes, 1994-2012. Cesar Huaroto (Universidad Nacional de La Plata)

Electricity Access Charges and Tariff Structure in Sub-Saharan Africa. Shaun McRae (ITAM)

C2. Health Economics

Parental depressive symptoms and the child labor-schooling nexus: evidence from Mexico Bjorn Nilsson (Universitat Paris-Dauphine)

Mortalidad neonatal en el Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia: desigualdades territoriales en el acceso a los servicios de salud. Inés Lagrava (Independent Researcher)

Impact of a Father’s Mixed-Sex and Son Preference on Physical Domestic Violence: Evidence from India. Akito Kamei (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

C3. Trade and International Economics

Trade Effects of US Antidumping Actions Against China. Antonio Saravia (Mercer University)

What Attracts China’s Contracts to Latin America and the Caribbean? An Empirical Study of the Determinants of Chinese Contracts. Yi Feng (Claremont Graduate University)

Do Multinational Companies Shift Profits out of Developing Countries? - New Evidence. Caroline Schimanski (Hanken School of Economics / UNU-WIDER)

C4. Development and Finance

The Impact of Microcredit: New Evidence from Sierra Leone. Adriana Garcia (University of Groningen)

Does Uniqueness In Banking Matter. Frank Hong Liu (University of Glasgow)

Financial Inclusion, Technology and Entrepreneurship: an experiment in the state of Tlaxcala, Mexico. Alfredo Cuecuecha-Mendoza (El Colegio de Tlaxcala)

C5. Monetary Policy in Emerging Economies

Revisiting the Exchange Rate Pass Through: A General Equilibrium Perspective Mariana Garcia-Schmidt (Banco Central de Chile)

Discussant: Pablo Cuba-Borda (Federal Reserve Board)

Una Medida Sistématica del Riesgo de Liquidez Jennifer Peña (Banco Central de Venezuela)

Discussant: Mariana Garcia-Schmidt (Banco Central de Chile)

1030
1100
Coffee Break
1100
1200
Policy Session: Juan Vargas (CAF)
1200
1330
Lunch Break
1330
1500
Parallel Sessions

D1. Economics of Education I

Trust and Trustworthiness in College: An Experimental Analysis. Francisco Galarza (Universidad del Pacífico)

The Long-run Effects of Teacher Strikes. Alexander Willen (Cornell University)

Distancia a la frontera tecnológica y educación: Alternativas de crecimiento econòmico para países en desarrollo. Fernando Velasquez (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana)

D2. Economic Growth

Determinantes de la Productividad Total de Factores en Bolivia entre 1950 y 2015. Carlos Gustavo Machicado (INESAD)

Elasticidades Tributarias De Corto Y Largo Plazo Para Los Principales Impuestos De Bolivia 1990-2016. Un Enfoque De Series De Tiempo Multivariado. Rolando Caballero Martínez (UNAM)

Analisis del Ciclo Economico Boliviano con un Modelo Markov-Switching. Einar Paz (Banco Central de Bolivia)

D3. Topics in Development Economics II

Las Ferias Del Precio Justo Como Instrumento Para Controlar La Inflación De Alimentos En Bolivia. Darwin Ugarte (UPB)

Percepción de la calidad de vida en las regiones metropolitanas de Bolivia. Osvaldo Nina (INESAD)

SEM Analysis for Tourist Expenditure in an Emerging Country. Jorge Guillen (ESAN)

D4. Climate and Development

Ten years after an Earthquake, what is left? New evidence on the destruction and reconstruction effects of Natural Disasters on Developing countries. Cesar Huaroto (Universidad Nacional de La Plata)

Unintended consequences of conservation: estimating the causal effect of protected areas on violence in Colombia. Gustavo Canavire-Bacarreza (Universidad EAFIT)

The Impact of Rainfall on Women/Child Domestic Labor Supply, Climate and Child Labor using Ugandan Panel Data 2009-2012. Akito Kamei (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

D5. Financial Frictions in Emerging Economies I

Taylor Rules and Sudden Stops in Small Open Economies Jesus Bejarano (Banco de la Republica - Colombia)

Discussant: Jorge Ponce (Banco Central del Uruguay)

Countercyclical Prudential Tools in an Estimated DSGE model Jorge Ponce (Banco Central del Uruguay)

Discussant: Elmer Sánchez (Banco Central de la Reserva del Perú)

1500
1530
Coffee Break
1530
1700
Parallel Sessions

E1. Economics of Education II

The benefits of diversity: Peer effects in an adult training program in Chile. Marcela Perticara (Ilades-UAH)

Socioeconomic study group composition and early college academic performance: Experimental evidence from Peru. Marcos Agurto Adrianzén (Universidad de Piura)

A Widening Gap? A Gender-Based Analysis of Performance on the Colombian High School Exit Examination. Luz Karime Abadia (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana)

E2. Topics in Development Economics III

PIBs regionales en Bolivia, 1950-2012. Una historia de no persistencia José Perés-Cajias (Universidad Católica Boliviana)

Relationship between income inequality, economic growth, education and poverty: an explanation through Kuznets for Chile. Fabricio Zanzzi (Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral)

E3. Debate Session: Does Income Distribution Matter?

Antonio Saravia (Mercer University)

Fernand Wanderley (Universidad Católica Boliviana)

Oscar Molina (Universidad Privada Boliviana)

Boris Branisa (INESAD)

E4. Financial Frictions in Emerging Economies II

Mortgage Credit: Lending and Borrowing Constraints in a DSGE Framework Elmer Sánchez (Banco Central de la Reserva del Perú)

Discussant: Jesus Bejarano (Banco de la Republica - Colombia)

Evaluando la interacción de la política monetaria y fiscal a través de un DSGE-VAR Joab Valdivia (Banco Central de Bolivia)

Discussant: Daniel Hernaiz (Inter-American Development Bank)

1700
1800
Keynote Lecture: Carlos Végh (World Bank)
1800
2000
Closing Ceremony and Farewell Cocktail Party