Lykke, Kamila, Camilo, Alejandro and Marcelo at the beginning of the hike to Palca.

Annual Palca Hike, October 2016

Possibly due to unfortunate timing (the day after Oktoberfest at Colegio Aleman) or due to the threat of rain, only a small group of brave people showed up for this year’s Palca Hike. Here is the group at the start of the hike (excluding Raphaela, who took the picture):

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Johnny, Gabriela, Jose and Alejandro after completing the Office Escape Room.

Office Escape Room for Lykke’s Birthday, October 2016

Lykke used her Birthday as an excuse to use her colleagues to test the virtually unknown Escape Room concept in Bolivia. Using only materials at hand, and without putting even one nail in the walls, she managed to create a pretty neat temporary escape room called “Office Escape.” It was first …

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Beer tasting party at INESAD, June 2016

INESAD’s Beer & Book Club needs more practice, June 2016

INESAD’s Beer and Book Club organized a beer tasting event on the 17th of June 2016. The challenge was to correctly identify as many as possible of 15 different beers from Bolivia, Mexico, Honduras, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands and Belgium.

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Sushi making class in Susana's new apartment.

Sushi making, March 2016

After a long break, INESAD’s Beer & Book Club met again. However, we got completely side-tracked by three other activities, namely the inaugeration of Susana’s new apartment, the celebration of Montserrat succesfully defending her thesis and obtaining her bachelor degree in Economics in the morning, and Stefano and Caro teaching …

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Challa at INESAD, February 2016.

Carnaval at INESAD, February 2016

Carnaval in Bolivia takes several weeks and seriously affects the work-life balance. The minimum official activities include Dia de Compadres, Dia de Comadres and Challa. Some of the Junior Researchers and Ambassador Interns also included Carnaval in Oruro, while some of the seniors escaped to Panama and Buenos Aires part …

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Celebrating Jose's Birthday by midnight.

Double Christmas Party, December 2015

This year we held two Christmas parties because during the first one the food arrived so early that we didn’t get to finish the planned Christmas games, and we also forgot to get a proper group photo. Even with two opportunities, we only managed a very incomplete group photo: Our …

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The INESAD team at CAINCO's welcome cocktail in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, 14 October 2015.

LACEA 2015, October 2015

As INESAD was one of the main organizers (together with SEBOL and UPSA) of the 20th annual meeting of the Latin American and Carribbean Economics Association (LACEA), almost all of the INESAD staff went to Santa Cruz de la Sierra to help with the organization and participate in this major …

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Economists visiting the Environmental Quality Lab at UMSA, La Paz, September 2015.

Economists in the lab, September 2015

A combination of insatiable curiosity and healthy skepticism led a group of INESAD researchers to conduct a very unusual experiment for economists: Following a carefully devised protocol developed by Susana, we took water samples from our kitchen taps on Monday the 14th of September in several different neighborhoods in La …

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Group photo at the beginning of the 2015 hike to Palca.

Annual hike to Palca, September 2015

This year’s Palca hike got postponed several times due to rain and other impediments, but Sunday the 13th of September was a perfect sunny day and we finally managed to do the annual hike. Here is the group at the beginning of the hike. This year a couple of Swedish …

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