Luis Castro

Análisis de la Desigualdad de Largo Plazo en Bolivia 1976-2012

Por: Luis Fernando Castro Peñarrieta Gustavo Zárate Taborga Valeria Salinas Maceda   Resumen La desigualdad en Bolivia es medida normalmente a través del ingreso pero la construcción de un índice socio-económico (ISE) utilizando los cuatro censos disponibles 1976, 1992, 2001 y 2012 logra analizar la desigualdad a largo plazo en …

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Outliers in semi-parametric Estimation of Treatment Effects

By: Darwin Ugarte Ontiveros, Gustavo Canavire-Bacarreza and Luis Castro Peñarrieta October 2017 Abstract Average treatment effects estimands can present significant bias under the presence of outliers. Moreover, outliers can be particularly hard to detect, creating bias and inconsistency in the semi-parametric ATE estimads. In this paper, we use Monte Carlo simulations …

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Does Licensing Induce Technological Spillovers to Domestic Firms?

Abstract Productivity differences can explain differences in economic growth across countries. It has been demonstrated that the presence of a foreign-owned multinational enterprise (MNE) in a developing country is one of the most important methods through which technology transfer occurs. This presence could be in the form of foreign direct …

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