Conference Program (BCDE2011)

1st day
Monday, 14 November 2011

08:00 - 08:45

Registration

08:45 - 09:00

Opening ceremony

 

- Welcome from organizers

09:00 - 10:00

- Keynote lecture 1: James Robinson (Harvard University)

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 - 12:00

Parallel sessions A1, A2, A3

12:00 - 13:30

Lunch break

13:30 - 15:00

Parallel sessions B1, B2, B3

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 - 17:00

Parallel sessions C1, C2, C3

17:00 - 18:30

Plenary session 1: Checks and Balances in the New Bolivian Constitution (1)

   

19:30 - 22:30

Conference Dinner invited by the Danish Embassy

2nd day
Tuesday, 15 November 2011

08:00 - 09:00

Coffee

09:00 - 10:00

Keynote Lecture 2: Santiago Levy (IADB)

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 - 12:00

Parallel sessions D1, D2, D3

12:00 - 12:30

Assembly SEBOL

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch break (2)

14:00 - 15:30

Parallel sessions E1, E2, E3,E4

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 17:30

Plenary session 2: Conditional Cash Transfers: Are They Effective Social Policies(3)

Adjourn
18:00 - 20:00 Cocktail Party invited by IISEC and INESAD

   

(1) In this plenary session we will have the participation of James Robinson (Harvard University),
Victor Hugo Cardenas (Ex-vice-president of Bolivia), Carlos Toranzo (ILDIS), Diego Ayo (UMSA) and Luis Tapia (CIDES)
(2) In this plenary session we will have the participation of Santiago Levy (IADB),
Rolando Morales (Ciess-Econométrica) and Fernando Landa (UDAPE)
(3) During the lunch break a presentation of the postgraduate program of the Universidad de Chile will take place for students


 PARALLEL SESSIONS BCDE 2011 (to be determined)

Session A1: Conditional cash transfers
El impacto del Bono Juancito Pinto: Un análisis a partir de microsimulaciones
Ernesto Yáñez (FOCAL)*
Discussant: Diego Vera (Universidad de Chile)
Why May Government Transfers to the Poor Have Modest Effects on Reducing Rural Inequality?
Christian Lehmann (Paris School of Economics)*
Discussant: Ernesto Yáñez (FOCAL)
Matriculación, Trabajo Infantil y Asistencia Escolar en Bolivia: una evaluación al Bono Juancito Pinto
Diego Vera (Univesidad de Chile)*
Discussant: Christian Lehmann (Paris School of Economics)


Session A2:
Financial Macroeconomics
Credit Frictions and Unexpected Credit Crunches
Sergio Salas (Central Bank of Chile)*
Discussant: Rene Osorio (IDB)
Water Nationalization: network access, quality, and health outcomes
Nicolás González (Universidad de Montevideo)*, Fernando Borraz (Banco Central del Uruguay & Deparmento de Economía FCS-UDELAR), Marcelo Olarreaga (University of Geneva and CEPR)
Discussant: Sergio Salas (Central Bank of Chile)
Travelling the Distance: A GPS-based Study of the Access to Birth Registration Services in Latin America
Rene Osorio (IDB)*, Ana Corbacho (IDB)
Discussant: Nicolás González (Universidad de Montevideo)

Session A3:
Corruption, trust & governance
Reexamining the link between gender and corruption: The role of social institutions
Boris Branisa (University of Mannheim & University of Goettingen)*, Maria Ziegler (University of Mannheim and Deutsches Institut fur Entwicklungspolitik)
Discussant: Martín Mendoza-Botelho (Tulane University)
Social Capital and Institutional Trust, are these concepts related? Evidence from Bolivia’s decentralisation reforms
Martín Mendoza-Botelho (Tulane University)*
Discussant: Boris Branisa (University of Mannheim)

Session B1:
Informality
¿Ser o no ser informal? : Una Simulación Estructural para Bolivia
Mauricio Vargas (Fundación ARU)*
Discussant: Darwin Ugarte (University of Namur (CRED))
Entre la formalidad y la informalidad ¿Opciones e ingresos diferentes?
Rolando Morales (CIESS-Econometrica)*
Discussant: Mauricio Vargas (Fundación ARU)
The impact of formality on firm profitability: an heterogeneous assessment
Darwin Ugarte (University of Namur (CRED))*
Discussant: Rolando Morales (CIESS-Econometrica)

Session B2:
History & comparative development
Eye Disease and Development
Pablo Selaya (University of Copenhagen)*, Carl-Johan Dalgaard (University of Copenhagen)and Thomas B. Andersen (University of Southern Denmark)
Discussant: Session participants
Brechas de Infraestructura, Crecimiento y Desigualdad en los Países Andinos
Omar Zambrano (IDB), Gabriela Aguilera (IDB)
Discussant: Pablo Selaya (University of Copenhagen)

Session B3:
Economic Cycles
Estimating private returns to education in Mexico
Sylvia Guillermo (Universidad Autónoma de Puebla & UCLA)*, Arnold C. Harberger (UCLA)
Discussant: Luis Gonzáles (PUC Chile)
Medición de la brecha del producto para la economía boliviana
Fabián Chaín (Banco Central de Bolivia)*
Discussant: Sylvia Guillermo (Universidad Autónoma de Puebla & UCLA)
Ciclos Económicos en Bolivia: La importancia de los shocks sectoriales y regionales
Luis Gonzáles (PUC Chile)*, Pablo Cuba (University of Maryland)
Discussant: Fabián Chaín (Banco Central de Bolivia)

Session C1:
Labor markets
Costos laborales, economía informal y reformas a la legislación laboral en Bolivia
Soraya Román (INESAD)*
Discussant: José Rodríguez (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú)
Determinantes de la fecundidad adolescente en el departamento del Atlántico, 2005
Paula Martes (Fundación Para el Desarrollo del Caribe, FUNDESARROLLO, Colombia)*
Discussant: Soraya Román (INESAD)
Brechas de ingresos laborales entre asalariados y autoempleados en el Perú
José Rodríguez (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú)*
Discussant: Paula Martes (Fundación Para el Desarrollo del Caribe, FUNDESARROLLO, Colombia)

Session C2:
Monetary policy
How to survive in a more volatile world food inflation? Lessons from Bolivian 2007-2008 upsurge
Pablo Mendieta (Banco Central de Bolivia)*, Martín Palmero (Banco Central de Bolivia)
Discussant: Ernesto Sheriff (UPB, UMSA, CIEDE & Univalle)
News, Noise, and Fluctuations: An Empirical Exploration
Jean-Paul L'Huillier (MIT)*, Olivier J. Blanchard (MIT), Guido Lorenzoni (MIT)
Discussant: Pablo Mendieta (Banco Central de Bolivia)
Memoria inflacionaria e histéresis en la econometría de la demanda de dinero para el caso boliviano 1970 – 2010
Ernesto Sheriff (UPB, UMSA, CIEDE & Univalle)*
Discussant: Jean-Paul L'Huillier (MIT)

Session C3:
Trade & FDI
Export Performance and Trade Facilitation Reform: Hard and Soft Infrastructure
Alberto Portugal (DECRG-World Bank)*, John S. Wilson (World Bank)
Discussant: Luis Castro (University of Colorado, Boulder)
Does Licensing Induce Technological Spillovers to Domestic Firms?
Luis Castro (University of Colorado, Boulder)*
Discussant: Catalina Franco(IADB)
Latin American Immigration in the United States: Is There Wage Assimilation Across The Wage Distribution?
Catalina Franco (IADB)
Discussant: Alberto Portugal (DECRG - World Bank)

Session D1:
Agricultural economics
Agricultura y Empleo Rural Agropecuario en Bolivia: Consecuencias del control de precios en el sector agropecuario
Diego Vera (Universidad de Chile)*
Discussant: Carola Mejía (Embajada de Corea en Bolivia)
The Effect of Rainwater Harvesting on Reducing Poverty
Christian Lehmann (Paris School of Economics)*, Raquel Tsukada (Ohio State University)
Discussant: Diego Vera (Universidad de Chile)
Community - Based Forest Management as a determinant for development of indigenous people in Northern La Paz – Bolivia
Carola Mejía (Embajada de Corea en Bolivia)*
Discussant: Christian Lehmann (Paris School of Economics)

Session D2: Credit & insurance
The heterogeneity of public financing systems: a study of the efficiency of national development banks in Latin America
Diego Landivar (CERDI)*, Patrick Plane (University of Auvergne) and Mohammed Chaffai (University of Sfax)
Discussant: Francisco Galarza (Universidad del Pacífico, Perú)
Remenbering to Save: Timing of SMS Reminders in Ecuador
Dylan Ramshaw (IPA-Yale University)*
Discussant: Diego Landivar (CERDI)
Risk preferences and demand for insurance in Peru: A field experiment
Francisco Galarza (Universidad del Pacífico, Perú)*, Michael R. Carter (UC Davis)
Discussant: Dylan Ramshaw (IPA-Yale University)

Session D3: Decentralization
Diseño Institucional e Incentivos Implícitos en la Descentralización Boliviana
David Zavaleta (MpD-UCB)*, Gover Barja (MpD-UCB) and Sergio Villarroel (MpD-UCB)*
Discussant: Lourdes Espinoza (UCB & UMSA)
Efficiency in local public investment: Proof of Tiebout hypothesis in Bolivian country
Mónica Meneses (IESE-Universidad Mayor de San Simón)*, Fernando Ayala and Carlos Meneses
Discussant: David Zavaleta (MpD-UCB)
Equidad en la prestación de servicios: Tarifa Dignidad en electricidad
Lourdes Espinoza (UCB & UMSA)*, Wilson Jiménez
Discussant: Mónica Meneses (IESE-Universidad Mayor de San Simón)

Session E1: Economic Growth
Foreign aid - A Filllip for Development or a fuel for corruption?
Gonzalo Forgues-Puccio (University of St Andrews)*, Keith Blackburn (University of Manchester)
Discussant: Session participants
En busca de los determinantes del crecimiento económico: Instituciones y el rol de la distribución del poder político
Elizabeth Jiménez (CIDES-UMSA)*, Patricia Suarez (CIDES-UMSA)
Discussant: Gonzalo Forgues-Puccio (University of St Andrews)


Session E2: International Economics
Enfermedad holandesa y coyuntura macroeconómica boliviana
Sergio Cerezo (Banco Central de Bolivia)*
Discussant: Luis Castro
Precios de exportación de gas natural para bolivia: Modelación y poolling de pronósticos
Daney Valdivia (Banco Central de Bolivia)*
Discussant: Sergio Cerezo (Banco Central de Bolivia)
Heterogeneous Fixed Trade Costs and Firm-Level Exporting Performance
Luis Castro (University of Colorado, Boulder)*, Ben Li (Boston College), Yiqing Xiez (University of Colorado, Boulder)
Discussant: Daney Valdivia (Banco Central de Bolivia)

Session E3: Natural Resources and Sustainable Growth
Insights from Bolivia’s Green National Accounts
Lykke Andersen (Conservation International - Bolivia)*
Discussant: Alejandro Guarín (German Development Institute)
Alternative Measurements for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth: With application to the case of Bolivia
Luis Carlos Jemio (INESAD)*
Discussant: Hwa - Soo Park, KOICA
European Report on Development 2011/2012: land, water and renewable energy
Alejandro Guarín (German Development Institute)*
Discussant: Luis Carlos Jemio (INESAD)

Session E4: Reflexiones sobre el Crecimiento y Desarrollo en Bolivia
Espacio y Desarrollo Municipal en Bolivia
Osvaldo Nina (INESAD)* y Tania Evia (INESAD)
Discussant: Rolando Morales (CIESS-Econométrica)
La Tortuosa Relación entre Inversión y Crecimiento en Bolivia
Rolando Morales (CIESS-Econométrica)*
Discussant: Kathlen Lizárraga (INESAD)
Capital Humano y Crecimiento: El caso de la formación técnica
Kathlen Lizárraga (INESAD)*
Discussant: Osvaldo Nina (INESAD)


* presenter

Award for Best Development Economics Paper

 

Current as 20/11/2011
*** Will be issuing certificates to the 20th of december, confirm via phone 2-2146069 ***
       La Paz - Bolivia.

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