The Bolivian Private University (UPB), the Society of Bolivian Economists (SEBOL), the Bolivian Academy of Economics (ABCE) and the INESAD Foundation presented the Ninth Economic Research Workshop (ERW) on February, 8th, 2017.
In this occasion Paola L. Ledezma, Ph. D. of the University of Chile and Visiting Professor of UPB, presented the document “Social networks, commuting, and (a) employment rates” that proposes a model of partial Job search in a multi-centered approach. The dissertation had an attendance of about 50 people.
The theoretical model developed by the researcher provides important extensions of analysis of the effect of networks and social bonds in the labor results of workers in the metropolitan centers of developed countries. The conclusions of the study point to a new economic research agenda that highlights in a comprehensive way: the impact of the social ties of the worker, the effect of geographical distances in metropolitan areas, and the consequences of the isolation of certain segments of the population (for example, Refugees) on unemployment and other labor outcomes.