6th Bolivian Conference on Development Economics (BCDE2014)

 6th Bolivian Conference on Development Economics (BCDE2014)

Cochabamba, 28 - 29 August 2014

Preliminary Conference Program

1st day
Thursday, 28 August 2014

08:15 - 08:45


08:45 - 09:00

Opening ceremony
- Welcome from host and conference organizers

09:00 - 10:00

- Keynote Lecture by Hans Rosling (GapMinder Foundation)
"The Need for an Upgraded World View"

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 - 12:00

Panel discussion about "Growth with Equity: The Role of the Private Sector"
Moderator: Boris Branisa (INESAD/SEBOL)
- Elba Viviana Caro (Ministerio de Planificación del Desarrollo del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia)
- Augusto de la Torre (World Bank)
- Fernando Cáceres (Cámara Nacional de Comercio)
- Gary A. Rodríguez (Instituto Boliviano de Comercio Exterior)

12:00 - 13:30

Lunch break
Annual Assembly SEBOL
Book fair

13:30 - 14:30

Special Guest Speaker: Augusto de la Torre (World Bank)
"The Schools of Thought on Development Economics: From Recipes to Pragmatism"

14:45 - 16:15

Parallel sessions A1, A2, A3

16:15 - 16:45

Coffee break

16:45 - 18:15

Parallel sessions B1, B2, B3

18:30 - 21:30  Conference Dinner (for presenters and VIPs)


2nd day
Friday, 29 August 2014

09:00 - 10:00

Special Guest Speaker: Enrique García (CAF)
“Latin America’s Development Challenges”

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 - 12:00

Parallel sessions C1, C2, C3

12:00 - 13:30

Lunch break

13:30 - 15:00

Parallel sessions D1, D2, D3

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 - 17:00

Parallel sessions E1, E2, E3, E4

17:15 - 18:15

Second Keynote Lecture: Tyler Cowen (George Mason University)
"What are the Key Issues in Development Economics for Bolivia?"

18:15 - 18:30

Closing Ceremony



18:30 - 21:30

Farewell Cocktail Party (for all participants)
- Best Paper Award Ceremony

Parallel sessions A1 to E4:

Session A1: PEGNet Session on the Dynamics of Poverty and Inequality (Centro de Convenciones Bisa)
Session Chair: Mauricio Tejada

On the Dynamics of Multidimensional Chronic Poverty
Authors: Rocio Garcia-Diaz and Daniel Prudencio (Tecnológico de Monterrey)
Presenter: Daniel Prudencio

Access to Finance, Growth, and Poverty: Assesing Empirical Evidence for Bolivia
Author: María A. Sucre Reyes (UMSS - Tilburg University)
Presenter: María A. Sucre Reyes

Lifetime Inequality Measures for an Emerging Economy: The Case of Chile
Author: Mauricio Tejada (ILADES - Universidad Alberto Hurtado)
Presenter: Mauricio Tejada

Session A2: Financial Economics (Sala Viva)
Session Chair: Pablo Cuba-Borda

Financial Development and Economic Growth: The Bolivian Case
Author: Mauricio J. Moscoso Guttentag (University of Manchester)
Presenter: Mauricio J. Moscoso Guttentag

Vec Model for the Estimation of Asset Price Inflation: Empirical Evidence in the US Markets
Author: Juan José Jordán Sánchez (Universidad Privada Boliviana)
Presenter: Juan José Jordán Sánchez

The Effect of the ZLB on Investment Dynamics During the Great Recession
Author: Pablo Cuba-Borda (University of Maryland)
Presenter: Pablo Cuba-Borda

Session A3: Institutions, Trust and Inflation (Aula La Paz)
Session Chair: Antonio Saravia

Crisis and Trust in National and European Union Institutions — Panel Evidence for the EU, 1999 to 2012
Authors: Felix Roth (University of Göttingen), Felicitas Nowak-Lehmann D. and Thomas Otter
Presenter: Thomas Otter

Linking Risk and Memory Using Volatility in Economics, Econometrics and Neuroeconomics: An Application for the Bolivian Inflation Rate 1938 - 2013
Authors: María Edith Chacón Bustillos (CIDES) and Ernesto Sheriff (CIDES)
Presenter: Ernesto Sheriff

Institutions and Generalized Trust
Author: Antonio Saravia (Mercer University)
Presenter: Antonio Saravia

Session B1: Development Economics: Applied Empirical Methodology (Centro de Convenciones Bisa)
Session Chair: Rolando Gonzales Martínez

Maltrato Infantil, Determinantes Socio Económicos y Crecimiento Económico: Evidencia Mundial en Base a Datos de Panel con Aplicación de Grupos Latentes
Authors: María Edith Chacón Bustillos (CIDES) and Ernesto Sheriff (CIDES)
Presenter: María Edith Chacón Bustillos

Towards Open Geospacial Development Data in Bolivia
Author: World Bank
Presenter: Cesar Montes (VIPFE)

∆9-Tetrahydrocannabinol y el Desarrollo Económico en Bolivia Hasta 2025: Un Estudio de Equilibrio General
Author: Rolando Gonzales Martínez (Bayes Foundation)
Presenter: Rolando Gonzales Martínez

Session B2: Environmental Economics (Sala Viva)
Session Chair: Diana Weinhold

Impacto del Cambio Climático sobre la Generación Hidroeléctrica en la Vertiente Amazónica de Ecuador
Authors: Francisco Pardavila Pino (Centro Ecuatoriano Derecho Ambiental) and Luis Carlos Jemio (INESAD)
Presenter: Francisco Pardavila Pino

Economy-Wide Implications of a Carbon Tax: Assessment of Mitigation Action in the Chilean Electricity Generation Sector Authors: Carlos Benavides , Manuel Díaz , Rodrigo Palma (University of Chile) y Luis Gonzales (CLAPESUC), Gonzalo García (Pontificial Catholic University of Chile) and Rodrigo Fuentes (Pontificial Catholic University of Chile)
Presenter: Luis Gonzales

Sustainability in the Amazon: Do Booms in Deforestation Lead to Busts in Development?
Authors: Diana Weinhold (LSE), Eustaquio J. Reis (IPEA) and Petterson Molina Vale (LSE)
Presenter: Diana Weinhold

Session B3: Government Policies and Social Impacts (Aula La Paz)
Session Chair: Carlos Gustavo Machicado

Encouraging Private Ownership of Public Goods: Theory and Evidence from Belgium
Authors: Gani Aldashev, François Libois, Joaquín Morales Belpaire and Astrid Similon (University of Namur)
Presenter: Joaquín Morales Belpaire

A Bridge to (In)Equality: The Distributional Effects of Investing in Infrastructure
Authors: John Gibson and Felix Rioja (Georgia State University)
Presenter: Felix Rioja

The Fiscal and Monetary History of Bolivia, 1960–2005
Authors: Timothy J. Kehoe (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and NBER) and Carlos Gustavo Machicado (INESAD)
Presenter: Carlos Gustavo Machicado

Session C1: Poverty Eradication Strategies (Centro de Convenciones Bisa)
Session Chair: Ahmed Eid V.

Evaluating Poverty Eradication in Development Interventions: A Case Study from Nigeria
Authors: Matthew I. Eboreime (Central Bank of Nigeria) and Njoku Asoloka ( Alvan Ikoku College of Education)
Presenter: Matthew I. Eboreime

Impact of Education on Poverty and Inequality in Bolivia
Author: Ernesto Bernal Martineza (F.C.F.A. - UTO)
Presenter: Ernesto Bernal Martínez

Unravelling Declining Income Inequality: Do Government Transfers Matter?
Authors: Werner Hernani-Limarino and Ahmed Eid V. (Fundación Aru)
Presenter: Ahmed Eid V.

Session C2: Domestic Effects of International Trade (Sala Viva)
Session Chair: Alberto Portugal-Perez

Wage Differentials: Trade Openness and Wage Bargaining
Authors: Gustavo Gonzaga, Beatriz Muriel Hernández (INESAD) and Cristina Terra
Presenter: Beatriz Muriel Hernández

Analysis of the Effects of Trade Opening on Household Welfare: An Application to Chile 1999-2006
Authors: Jose E. Duran Lima, Alfonso Finot and Marcelo Lafleur (Universidad de Chile)
Presenter: Alfonso Finot

Food Prices, Road Infrastructure, and Market Integration in Central and Eastern Africa
Authors: Paul Brenton, Alberto Portugal-Perez and Julie Régolo (World Bank)
Presenter: Alberto Portugal-Perez

Session C3: Revisiting Conventional Theories (Aula La Paz)
Session Chair: Ricardo Nogales

Distance and Political Boundaries: Estimating Border Effects under Inequality Constraints
Authors: Fernando Borraz (Banco Central del Uruguay), Alberto Cavallo, Roberto Rigobon and Leandro Zipitria
Presenter: Fernando Borraz

Identificando la Vulnerabilidad a la Pobreza: Una Revisión Crítica de la Literatura
Author: Mauricio Gallardo Altamirano (Universidad Católica del Norte)
Presenter: Mauricio Gallardo Altamirano

Capability Approach, Equality of Opportunity Approach and Public Policies: New Theoretical and Methodological Links
Authors: Ricardo Nogales (Universidad Privada Boliviana) and Jaya Krishnakumar
Presenter: Ricardo Nogales

Session D1: Human Capital and Resource Endowment (Centro de Convenciones Bisa)
Session Chair: Kathlen Lizárraga Zamora

Children of The School: The Future Classroom
Author: Jesse Jones Richter
Presenter: Jesse Jones Richter

Natural Resources, Ideology, and Economic Growth: The Case of Bolivia
Autors: Casto Martin Montero Kuscevic (American University of Beirut)
Presenter: Casto Martin Montero Kuscevic

Formación Para el Trabajo en Bolivia: La Paradoja de un País Extractivo
Author: Kathlen Lizárraga Zamora.
Presenter: Kathlen Lizárraga Zamora

Session D2: Social Institutions and Gender Empowerment (Sala Viva)
Session Chair: Boris Branisa

Maternal Education and Maternal Mortality: Evidence from a Large Panel and Various Natural Experiments
Authors: Sonia Bhalotra and Damian Clarke (The University of Oxford)
Presenter: Damian Clarke

Rural Non-Farm Micro-Entrepreneurship or Not: Gender Issue in Decision Making
Author: Bhabesh Hazarika (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur)
Presenter: Bhabesh Hazarika

Social Institutions and Gender Inequality in Fragile States: Are They Relevant for the Post-MDG Debate?
Authors: Boris Branisa (INESAD) and Carolina Cardona (INESAD)
Presenter: Boris Branisa

Session D3: Savings, Credit and Finance (Aula La Paz)
Session Chair: Sergio Salas

Sistema de Pensiones y Profundidad Financiera: Evidencia Empírica de Co-Integración para el Caso Boliviano
Autor: Pamela Cordova (UPB)
Presentador: Pamela Cordova

Social Impact Assessment of Micro- Finance: The Case of Migrants In Hawassa, Ethiopia
Author: Feven Tsehaye (Tsinghua University)
Presenter: Feven Tsehaye

Efficiency in a Monetary Model where Money is Essential
Author: Sergio Salas (Central Bank of Chile)
Presenter: Sergio Salas

Session E1: Agricultural and Rural Economics (Centro de Convenciones Bisa)
Session Chair: Lykke E. Andersen

Rural Co-Operative Resilience: The Case of Malawi
Authors: Alexander Borda-Rodríguez and Sara Vicari (Open University, Milton Keynes, UK)
Presenter: Alexander Borda-Rodríguez

Desarrollo de un Mecanismo de Transferencia de Riesgo para la Uva en Bolivia
Authors: Cecilia Tondelli (Fundación PROFIN) and Adrián Castellón Camacho
Presenter: Cecilia Tondelli

Do Irrigation Programs Make Poor Rural Communities in Bolivia Less Vulnerable to Climatic and Other Shocks?
Authors: Lykke E. Andersen, Marcelo Cardona and Daniela Romero (INESAD)
Presenters: Lykke E. Andersen, Marcelo Cardona and Daniela Romero

Session E2: Social Structure and Children's Health (Sala Viva)
Session Chair: Alfredo Palacios

Los Efectos de la Lactancia Materna Temprana Sobre la Morbilidad y la Nutrición en la Niñez en Bolivia
Author: Marcelo Nicolas Claure Ramirez
Presenter: Marcelo Nicolas Claure Ramirez

Misfortunes Never Come Singly: Structural Change, Shocks and Child Malnutrition in Rural Senegal
Author: Sara Lazzaroni (Catholic University of Milan)
Presenter: Sara Lazzaroni

Contrarreferencia en Redes de Atención Perinatal: Un Estudio de Caso en la Provincia de Buenos Aires 
Authors: Daniel Maceira and Alfredo Palacios (Centro de Estudios de Estado y Sociedad)
Presenter: Alfredo Palacios

Session E3: Migration and Labor (Aula La Paz)
Session Chair: Beatriz Muriel Hernández

English Language as a Mechanism for South Korean Movement
Author: Jesse Jones Richter
Presenter: Jesse Jones Richter

Knowledge Spillovers of Innovation Policy Through Labor Mobility: An Impact Evaluation of the Fontar Program in Argentina
Authors: Victoria Castillo, Alessandro Maffiol, Sofía Rojo, Rodolfo Stucchi (IDB)
Presenter: Rodolfo Stucchi

Contexto Macroeconómico e Ingresos Laborales
Authors: Beatriz Muriel Hernández and Horacio Vera Cossio (INESAD)
Presenter: Beatriz Muriel Hernández

Session E4: Bonus Session (Aula Cochabamba)
Session Chair: Paola Mariño Moreno

Cuando las Mujeres son las Que Mandan: Efecto del Ahorro en el Empoderamiento de la Mujer Boliviana
Authors: Hugo Pablo Rocha Portugal (INESAD) and Diego A. Vera Cossio (University of California, San Diego)
Presenter: Diego A. Vera Cossio

Productividad Sectorial y Transformación Estructural en América Latina
Author: Paola Mariño Moreno (Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá)
Presenter: Paola Mariño Moreno



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Sponsors of the 6th Bolivian Conference on Development Economics:
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