Program

Preliminary program for BCDE9

November 29th

800
900
Registration
900
930
Welcome and opening ceremony
930
1030
Keynote Lecture: Ariel Kalil (Harris School of Public Policy - University of Chicago)
1030
1100
Coffee Break
1100
1230
Parallel Sessions

A1. Agriculture and Development

Targeting credit through community members. Diego Vera Cossio (Inter-American Development Bank). .

Agricultural Misallocation: Mismeasurement, Misspecification, or Market Frictions?. Sara Esfahani (Sam Houston State University). .

Cognitive Bias in Insurance: Evidence from India. Darwin Ugarte (Universidad Privada Boliviana). Jean Philippe Platteau (University of Namur).

A3. Political Economy

Peer Effects in the Demand for Property Rights: Experimental Evidence from Urban Tanzania. Matthew Collin (World Bank). .

Buying off the Revolution: Evidence from the Colombian National Peasant Movement, 1957-1985. Maria del Pilar Lopez Uribe (Universidad de los Andes-LSE). .

Campaign Externalities, Programmatic Spending, and Voting Preferences in Rural Mexico: The Case of Progresa-Oportunidades-Prospera Programme. Miguel Niño-Zarazua (UNU-WIDER). Dragan Filipovich (Universidad Rafael Landívar), Alma Santillán Hernández (Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo).

A4. Natural Resources

Organized by SEBOL/Swedish Research Council (VR)
Project: Sustainable Development, Fiscal Policy and Natural Resources Managment. Bolivia, Chile and Peru in the Nordic countries’ mirror

Formal education, practical learning and mining. An analysis of the career paths of mining workers in Norway with formal training from 1860 to 1940. Kristin Ranestad (University of Oslo and Lund University). .

Mining exports in the long run: South America vs the Nordic Countries. 1880 – 2015. Marc Badia Miró (Universidad de Barcelona). Anna Carreras Marín (Universidad de Barcelona).

Taking off from Natural Resources: Fiscal dependence in comparative perspective. José Peres-Cajías (Universidad de Barcelona). Sara Torregrosa-Hetland (Lund University) y Cristián Ducoing (Lund University).

1230
1400
Lunch Break
1400
1530
Parallel Sessions

B2. Macroeconomics

The Unsustainable Local Effects of Extractives Industries: Boom and Bust Evidence from a Peruvian Gold Mine. Victor Gamarra Echenique (Universidad del Pacífico). .

What Explains the Great Recession and the Slow Recovery?. Pablo Cuba Borda (Federal Reserve Board). .

Ciclos Economicos y Vulnerabilidad Externa en America Latina. Luis Carlos Jemio (INESAD). Carlos Gustavo Machicado (INESAD).

B3. Environmental Economics

How effective are protected natural areas when roads are present? An analysis of the Peruvian case. Julio Aguirre (Universidad del Pacífico). Elmer Guerrero (Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos), Yohnny Campana (Macroconsult).

Community-Driven Deforestation? Experimental Evidence From a Rural Development Program in West African drylands. Dany Jaimovich (Universidad de Talca). Simon H. Heß (Goethe University Frankfurt), Matthias Schündeln (Goethe University Frankfurt).

Energy Poverty and Welfare Effects. Luis Gonzales (University of Chicago). .

B4. Topics in Development I

Organized by the Bolivian Academy of Economic Sciences (ABCE)

Non-explained Wage Gaps at Tradable and Non-tradable Sector: Cross Section Evidence for Bolivia by Gender. Oscar Molina Tejerina (Universidad Privada Boliviana). Luis Castro Penarrieta (UPB).

What explains earnings gap gender in urban Bolivia?. Beatriz Muriel (INESAD). Alejandra Goitya (INESAD).

Export Boom and Economic Performance: Bolivia 2004-2015. Juan Antonio Morales (Universidad Católica Boliviana). Melissa Loza (UPB).

The Dynamic and non-linear Convergence of the Bolivian Energy-mix during the period 2000-2035. Javier Aliaga Lordemann (Universidad de Cartagena y ABCE). Andrés Escobar Espinosa (Universidad de Cartagena) y Alejandra Terán Orsini (INESAD) .

1530
1600
Coffee Break
1600
1730
Parallel Sessions

C1. Education and Development I

Improved seeds as an escape from poverty? Quantitative and qualitative evidence for Peruvian Southern Andes. Victor Gamarra (Universidad del Pacífico). Carmen Taipe Espinoza (Universidad del Pacífico).

Schooling and labour market impacts of Bolivia's Bono Juancito Pinto. Miguel Niño-Zarazua (UNU-WIDER). Carla Canelas (Université Paris 1).

After-School Effects on Students' Academic Outcomes: Evidence from Chile. Marcela Perticara (Universidad Alberto Hurtado). .

C2. Frictional Labor Markets

Deconstructing Job Search Behavior. Benjamin Villena Roldan (Universidad de Chile). Stefano Banfi (Ministry of Energy, Chile), Sekyou Choi (University of Bristol).

It pays to Study for the right job: Exploring the causes and consequences of Education-Occupation job mismatch. Fernando Rios-Avila (Levy Economics Institute). Fabiola Saavedra Caballero (Université Catholique de Louvain).

Labor Market Search, Informality, and On-The-Job Human Capital Accumulation. Mauricio Tejada (ILADES - Universidad Alberto Hurtado). Matteo Bobba (Toulouse School of Economics), Luca Flabbi (University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill), Santiago Levy (Inter-American Development Bank).

C3. Entrepreneurship and Productivity

Access to credit and productivity: Evidence from Thai Villages. Diego Vera Cossio (Inter-American Development Bank). Emily Breza (Harvard University), Robert Townsend (MIT).

Análisis de las Características de la Innovación en Empresas y su Efecto en la Productividad en Bolivia. Carlos Foronda (Universidad Privada Boliviana). Javier Beverinotti (IDB).

Does Technical Assistance Improve Welfare of Farmers with Access to Microcredit? An Empirical Study in Bolivia. Adriana Garcia (University of Groningen). Robert Lensik (University of Groningen), Francesco Cecchi (Wageningen University).

1900
Conference Dinner

(Presenters only)

November 30th

800
900
Registration
900
1030
Parallel Sessions

D1. International Macroeconomics

The Role of Competition in Explaining Law of One Price Deviations. Fernando Borraz (Universidad de la Republica and Banco Central del Uruguay). Leandro Zipitría (Universidad de la República and Universidad de San Andrés).

Volatilidad del Tipo de Cambio Nominal: Un Enfoque con Models con Cambio de Régimen para Bolivia. Rolando Caballero Martínez (UNAM, CEMFI). Benigno Caballero Claure (Universidad Técnica de Oruro), Claudia Bohórquez Coro (Universidad Mayor de San Andrés).

The Monetary and Fiscal History of Bolivia, 1960-2015. Carlos Gustavo Machicado (INESAD). Timothy J. Kehoe (Univeristy of Minnesota), José Peres-Cajías(Universidad de Barcelona).

D2. Labor Economics

A Semi-parametric approach to the Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition with continuous group variable and self-selection. Fernando Rios-Avila (Levy Economics Institute). .

How Do Productivity, Minimum Wage And Exogenous Variables Affect Urban Unemployment In Ecuador?. Guillermo Avellán (Universidad Espíritu Santo). .

Gender, University Reputation and Formal Job Opportunities: Theoretical discussion and evidence from a correspondence experiment in Bolivia. Pamela Cordova Olivera (Universidad Privada Boliviana). Ricardo Nogales (Universidad Privada Boliviana), Manuel Urquidi (Inter-American Development Bank) .

D3. Topics in Development II

El Desarrollo y las Caracterí­sticas de La Economí­a Popular: Un Modelo Formal con Evidencia Etnográfica. Joaquin Morales (Universidad Privada Boliviana). Valeria Salinas (Universidad Privada Boliviana).

The Buck Stops Where? Federalism, Uncertainty, and Investment in the Brazilian Water and Sanitation Sector. Evan Kresch (Oberlin College). .

1030
1100
Coffee Break
1100
1200
Plenary: Guillermo Vuletin (World Bank)
1200
1330
Lunch Break
1330
1500
Parallel Sessions

E1. Inequality and Development

Análisis de la Desigualdad de Largo Plazo en Bolivia. 1976-2012. Gustavo Zarate (Universidad Privada Boliviana). .

How Do Socio-Economic Conditions Matter for Socialist Indoctrination? The Case of Latin America's 21st Century Socialism. Antonio Saravia (Mercer University). .

A regional landscape of Bolivian economic growth. Pablo Mendieta (Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Santa Cruz). .

E2. Education and Development II

Academic Aptitude Assessment and Engineering Career Choices: A Regression Discontinuity Approach. Marcos Agurto (Universidad de Piura). S. Hari (Virginia Tech), A.V. Quevedo (Universidad de Piura), S. Sarangi (Virginia Tech),S. Vegas (Universidad de Piura).

Setting an Example? Spillover Effects of Peruvian Magnet Schools. Alejandro Herrera Jiménez (Barcelona Graduate School of Economics). Mariel Bedoya (UPF), Karen Espinoza (UPF), Bruno Gonzaga (UPF).

Are Contract Teachers Less Qualified?: Case of Benin. Hiromichi Morishita (JICA). .

E3. Topics in Macroeconomics

Efecto De La Inversion Extranjera En El Dinamismo Macroeconomico: Un Analisis Empirico Para Bolivia. Martin Vallejos (Independiente). Shirley Navia Caceres (Independiente).

Eficiencia de la Inversión y Crecimiento económico: En un modelo de programación real. Edgar Villca Condori (Investigador Independiente). .

Repensando las Reglas Fiscales en America Latina . Samuel Alarcon (ILADES-Georgetown University). Pablo Cachaga Herrera, Martin Vallejos Tarqui.

E4. TBD

Organized by INESAD

1500
1530
Coffee Break
1530
1700
Parallel Sessions

F1. Economic Growth

How Much Long Run Economic Growth Happens at the Country Level?. Diego Anzoategui (Rutgers University). William Easterly (NYU), Steven Pennings (World Bank).

Wealth, Economic Growth, Infrastructure And Productivity In Uruguay, 1955-2010. Elizabeth Bucacos (Banco Central del Uruguay). .

How Big are Public Investment Multipliers?. Guillermo Vuletin (World Bank). Alejandro Izquierdo (IDB), Ruy Lama (IMF), Juan Pablo Medina (Universidad Adolfo Ibañez), Jorge Puig (Universidad Nacional de La Plata), Daniel Riera-Crichton (World Bank), Carlos Vegh (World Bank).

F2. Gender and Development

Disparidades geograficas versus disparidades en las habilidades de mujeres casadas en ciudades latinoamericanas. Paola L. Montero Ledezma (Universidad Privada Boliviana). .

Cambios en la conduccion femenina de la agricultura peruana 1994-2012: ¿empoderamiento o empobrecimiento de las agricultoras?. Eduardo Zegarra (Grupo de Analisis para el Desarrollo - GRADE). .

Brechas de Género en la generacion de empleo? Impactos socioeconómicos de la mineri­a en la region de Arequipa, Peru. Victor Gamarra Echenique (Universidad del Pacífico). José Carlos Orihuela (Universidad del Pacífico).

F3. Redistribution and Welfare

Una Mirada desde la Antropometría a la Evolución del Bienestar. Boris Branisa (INESAD). José Peres-Cajías (Universidad de Barcelona), Nigel Caspa (INESAD).

A progressiveness test for redistributions between generations and application to 3 countries. Luis Gonzales (University of Chicago). Salvador Valdés-Prieto (CLAPES-UC), Macarena Kutscher (University of Maryland).

La relacion entre recursos naturales y el desarrollo humano local. Horacio Vera-Cossio (IISEC-UCB). Marcelo Gantier Mita (IISEC-UCB).

1700
1800
Plenary: Alejandro Izquierdo (IDB)
1800
2000
Closing Ceremony and Farewell Cocktail Party