Fourth Bolivian Conference on Development Economics

 Preliminary Conference Program (BCDE2012)

Monday, 5 November 2012, 7 pm - 10 pm

Welcome cocktail for presenters
Hosted by the Brazilian Embassy, at the famous Residence of the Brazilian Ambassador on Av. Arce.

1st day
Tuesday, 6 November 2012

08:00 - 09:00

Registration and coffee

09:00 - 09:30

Opening ceremony
- Welcome words from host and conference organizers

09:30 - 10:30

- Keynote lecture by Eduardo Lora (IADB): "Mas Alla de los Hechos: Como Incorporar
las Percepciones en la Teoria y las Practicas Economicas
"

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30

Parallel sessions A1, A2, A3

12:30 - 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: Tourism and Development
- Viceministry of Tourism
- Marcel Biato, Brazilian Ambassador in Bolivia
- Cynthia Rojas, Wonderland Bolivia
- Eduardo Lora, IADB

   

 

2nd day
Wednesday, 7 November 2012

08:00 - 09:00

Coffee

09:00 - 10:00

Keynote Lecture by Rodrigo Soares (PUC-Rio): "Spillovers from Conditional
Cash Transfer Programs: Bolsa Família and Crime in Urban Brazil
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10:00 - 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 - 12:00

Parallel sessions D1, D2, D3

12:00 - 12:30

- Annual Assembly SEBOL
- Presentation of postgraduate programs for interested students
- Book fair

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 - 15:30

Parallel sessions E1, E2, E3

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 17:30

Plenary session 2: Corporate Social Responsibility and local development
- Fernando Miranda, RSE S.A.
- Fundación Estas Viva
- SOBOCE
- Banco BISA

17:30 - 17:45

Closing session: Perspectives for the Bolivian Economy
by Luis Arce, Bolivian Minister of Economics and Finance

   
   
19:00 - 22:00 Cocktail Party at Gustu (Ex-Capitolio, Plaza Isabel La Catolica) invited by the Danish Embassy

- Best Paper Award presented by the Bolivian Academy of Economic Sciences

   


 PARALLEL SESSIONS BCDE 2012

Session A1: Labor Markets and Informality
Session Chair:
Beatriz Muriel (INESAD)

Labour Exclusion and Informality in a Latin American country, a latent class model approach
Jorge Davalos* (University of Geneva)
Discussant: Beatriz Muriel
Exportaciones y Empleo en Bolivia
Beatriz Muriel (INESAD), Joaquín Mayorga* (INESAD)
Discussant: Jorge Davalos
Employment and Labor Regulation: Evidence from Manufacturing Firms in Bolivia, 1988-2007
Beatriz Muriel* (INESAD) and Carlos Gustavo Machicado (INESAD)
Discussant: Joaquín Mayorga

Session A2: Health and Gender
Session Chair:
Pablo Selaya (Harvard University)

The effect of women’s empowerment on child nutrition in rural Senegal
Aurélia Lépine* (University of Otago) and Eric Strobl (Ecole Polytechnique)
Discussant: Soraya Román
Análisis costo-efectividad de intervenciones para reducir la mortalidad materna en el marco de la política SAFCI
Soraya Román* (INESAD)
Discussant: Pablo Selaya
Eye Disease and Development
Thomas Barnebeck Andersen (University of Southern Denmark), Carl-Johan Dalgaard (University of Copenhagen) and Pablo Selaya* (Harvard University)
Discussant: Aurélia Lépine

Session A3: Taxes and Cash Transfer Programs
Session Chair:
Daney Valdivia (EMI)

La eficiencia asignativa de los hogares: El caso del Bonosol y su gasto en salud y educación
José Gabriel Espinoza Yáñez* (Confederación de Empresarios Privados de Bolivia)
Discussant: Luis Carlos Jemio
A Framework for the Analysis of the Macroeconomic effects of Multi-funds in the Macedonian Pension System
Luis Carlos Jemio* (INESAD)
Discussant: Daney Valdivia

Analizando la determinación de impuesto a la renta y sus efectos sobre el crecimiento de la economía boliviana
Daney Valdivia* (EMI) & Lilian Loayza
Discussant: José Gabriel Espinoza Yáñez

Session B1: Discrimination and Communiciation
Session Chair:
Francisco B. Galarza* (Universidad del Pacifico)

Cheap Talk With Global Unknown Misalignment
Hugo Pablo Rocha Portugal* (University of Bonn)
Discussant: Alexis Le Nestour
Allocation of schooling in polygynous households: the case of rural Senegal
Alexis Le Nestour* (University of Otago, New Zealand)
Discussant: Francisco B. Galarza
Labor Market Discrimination in Lima, Peru: Evidence from a Field Experiment
Francisco B. Galarza* (Universidad del Pacifico) and Gustavo Yamada (Universidad del Pacifico)
Discussant:
Hugo Pablo Rocha Portugal

Session B2: Subjective Wellbeing, Risk Aversion and Beliefs
Session Chair:
Sanne Blauw (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Peer Effects in Risk Aversion
Ana Balsa (Universidad de Montevideo), Néstor Gandelman* (Universidad ORT Uruguay), Nicolás González (Universidad de Montevideo)
Discussant: Sanne Blauw
Beliefs: The Ultimate Determinant of Property Rights?
Romel Brun* (POPULI - Políticas Públicas para la Libertad)
Discussant: Enrique Garcia Ayaviri (ABCE)
Subjective Wellbeing in Bolivia
Sanne Blauw* (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Discussant: Romel Brun

Session B3: Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Cycles and Redistribution
Session Chair:
Martín Mendoza-Botelho (Tulane University)

Transmisión internacional de ciclos económicos
Boris Zambrana Flores* (Banco Central de Bolivia)
Discussant: Hugo Siles Espada
Ranking Macroprudencial 2011 de Economías Sudamericanas
Hugo Siles Espada* (EMI)
Discussant: Martín Mendoza-Botelho
Equitable Growth through the Redistribution of National Resources: Bolivia's Visible Hand
Martín Mendoza-Botelho* (Tulane University)
Discussant: Boris Zambrana Flores

Session C1: Productivity
Session Chair:
Carlos Gustavo Machicado (INESAD)

Does Licensing Induce Technological Spillovers to Domestic Firms?
Luis Castro* (University of Colorado)
Discussant: Roberto del Barco
Politica Industrial, la experiencia Boliviana
Roberto del Barco* (Universidad Técnica de Oruro)
Discussant: Carlos Gustavo Machicado
The Role of Productivity and Factor Accumulation in Bolivia: A Development Accounting Approach
Carlos Gustavo Machicado* (INESAD)
Discussant: Luis Castro

Session C2: Environmental Economics
Session Chair:
Lykke E. Andersen (INESAD)

Spatial Causality. An application to the Deforestation Process in Bolivia
Javier Aliaga* (IISEC), Marcos Herrera (University of Zaragoza), Daniel Leguía (IISEC), Jesús Mur (University of Zaragoza), Manuel Ruiz (Technical University of Cartagena), Horacio Villegas (IISEC)
Discussant: Lykke E. Andersen

Estimación del potencial de almacenamiento de carbono de la Guadua angustifolia en el Parque Nacional Carrasco, del Departamento de Cochabamba – Bolivia
Ricardo Rojas Quiroga* (CIPCA)
Discussant: Javier Aliaga
Efficiency/equity trade-offs in the design of REDD incentives: A comparison between REDD Payments and Conservation Incentives using OSIRIS-Bolivia and CISS-Bolivia
Lykke E. Andersen* (INESAD), Jonah Busch (Conservation International), Elizabeth Curran (INESAD), Juan Carlos Ledezma (Conservation International), Joaquín Mayorga (INESAD), Pablo Ruiz Junco (INESAD) and Diana Weinhold (London School of Economics)
Discussant: Ricardo Rojas Quiroga

Session C3: Economic Growth and Development
Session Chair:
Cristian Ugarte (University of Geneva)

Empleo y Oportunidades Economicas en la Ciudad de El Alto"
Elizabeth Jimenez* (CIDES-UMSA)
Discussant: Ernesto Sheriff
Relaciones cointegrantes entre el sector minero y la actividad económica en Bolivia 1950 - 2011
Ernesto Sheriff* (Universidad Privada Boliviana)
Discussant: Cristian Ugarte
Weak Links and Growth
Cristian Ugarte* (University of Geneva)
Discussant: Elizabeth Jimenez

Session D1: Institutions, Income Distribution and Elasticity
Session Chair:
José Luis Flor (PUC-Peru)

Parametric and Non-parametric Estimation of Consumption Demand Income Elasticity
Hugo Pablo Rocha Portugal* (University of Bonn)
Discussant: Kathlen Lizárraga Zamora
Cambio institucional, grupos de poder y desarrollo: Un análisis del Sindicato de Maestros de Bolivia
Kathlen Lizárraga Zamora* (INESAD)
Discussant: José Luis Flor
La Distribución del Ingreso en el Perú: 1980-2010
Waldo Mendoza, Janneth Leyva y José Luis Flor* (PUC-Peru)
Discussant: Hugo Pablo Rocha Portugal

Session D2: Crime, Health and Foreign Aid
Session Chair:
Alberto Portugal-Perez(World Bank)

Determinantes de los Crímenes a la Propiedad en Chile, 1997-2009: Un Análisis Regional
Mauricio Gallardo, Andrés Vallone * (Universidad Catolica del Norte, Chile), Rodrigo Sfeir
Discussant: Alberto Portugal-Perez

Analisis costo-efectividad de intervenciones para reducir la prevalencia de la enfermedad de Chagas en el marco de la politica SAFCI
Carolina Cardona* (INESAD)
Discussant: Natalia Zegarra (INESAD)

Aid to the Services Sector Does It Affect Manufacturing Exports?
Esteban Ferro (World Bank), Alberto Portugal-Perez* (World Bank) and John S. Wilson (World Bank)
Discussant: Andrés Vallone

Session D3: Rural Development
Session Chair:
Virginia Robano (George Washington University)

Hacia la creación de Sociedades de Transformación Rural: Promoviendo Desarrollo Sostenible en Bolivia
Ricardo Nogales Carvajal* (Universidad Privada Boliviana), Pamela Córdova Olivera (Universidad Privada Boliviana), Ana Carola Galindo Huerta, Rodrigo García Ayala, Laura Constanza García Sobral
Discussant:
Horacio Vera Cossio
Crecimiento Pro Pobre en Bolivia
Horacio Vera Cossio* (Fundacion ARU)
Discussant:
Virginia Robano
Multidimensional Targeting and Evaluation: Framework and Application to a BRAC Program in Bangladesh
Virginia Robano* (George Washington University) and Stephen C. Smith (George Washington University)
Discussant: Ricardo Nogales Carvajal

Session E1: Impact Evaluation
Session Chair:
Steve Brito (IADB)

Outliers in Semiparametric Estimation of Treatment Effects
Darwin Ugarte Ontiveros* (University of Namur)
Discussant: Rene Osorio Rivas
Birth Registration and the Impact on Educational Attainment
Steve Brito* (IADB), Ana Corbacho (IADB), Rene Osorio Rivas* (IADB)
Discussant: Darwin Ugarte Ontiveros

Session E2: Credit and Remittances
Session Chair:
Néstor Gandelman (Universidad ORT Uruguay)

Remittances, International Reserves, and Exchange Rate Regimes
Diego E. Vacaflores* (Texas State University), Ruby Kishan(Texas State University) and Jose Trinidad (Texas State University)
Discussant:
Participants
The impact of bank credit on employment formality in Uruguay
Néstor Gandelman* (Universidad ORT Uruguay) and Alejandro Rasteletti (Universidad ORT Uruguay)
Discussant: Diego E. Vacaflores

Session E3: Trade and Foreign Direct Investment
Session Chair:
Diego Vera (IADB)

Identifying Fixed Export Costs and their Impact on Firm-Level Export Behavior
Luis Castro* (University of Colorado), Ben Li (Boston College), Keith E. Maskus (University of Colorado), Yiqing Xie (University of North Dakota)
Discussant: Hernán Aguilar Pacajes
Inversión Extranjera Directa en Bolivia Un enfoque sectorial e institucional
Hernán Aguilar Pacajes* (Universidad Mayor San Simón - UMSS)
Discussant: Diego Vera
Towards The World Finance Organization
Oscar Landerretche (Universidad de Chile), Andres Velasco (Harvard University), Diego Vera* (IADB), Federico Huneeus (Universidad de Chile)
Discussant: Osvaldo Nina (INESAD)


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