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New entries on 19 November 2014

  • LACEA´S Labor Network 3rd annual meeting in Cartagena, Colombia May 2015. Deadline January 31, 2015.
  • RIDGE and America Latina Crime and Policy Network - Workshop on Economics of Crime, Montevideo, Uruguay, March 2015. Deadline: 15 December 2014.
  • The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) invites applications for four (4) research fellowships for the Academic Year of 2015-2016

Opportunities: Massive Open Online Courses

Courses starting in December 2014 and January 2015

  • Economics of Transition and Emerging Markets - National Research University - Higher School of Economics
  • New Venture Finance: Startup Funding for Entrepreneurs - University of Maryland
  • Microeconomics principles- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Blog: Crowdfunding + Bank Lending: a finance formula for innovative SMEs

Virginia Robano (OECD)
12 November 2014

Crowdfunding is a finance technique that uses the internet to match investors and borrowers for projects of common interest. The main benefit of crowdfunding is that it closes part of the finance gap that firms observe, in a shorter time span (usually in less than 60 days) than traditional bank lending.


Blog: Capacidades del gobierno, burocracia, y el legado de Gordon Tullock

Carlos Scartascini (BID)
10 November 2014

Lamentablemente, el día 3 de Noviembre falleció Gordon Tullock a los 92 años. Para aquellos que no lo conocen, el trabajo de Tullock fue pionero en muchas áreas de la profesión. Desde haber conceptualizado la teoría sobre la búsqueda de rentas (rent-seeking), su trabajo junto a James Buchanan en el Cálculo del Consenso y las teorías sobre votación, su trabajo en Economía y Derecho (Law and Economics), más que nada la relevancia del juicio por jurados, hasta el desarrollo de la bioeconomía o economía de sociedades no-humanas.


Book of the week: Macroeconomía Intermedia para América Latina

Review by: Janneth Zonia Leyva Zegarra
8 November 2014
Macroeconomía intermedia para América Latina


Blog: New Voices in Investment: How Emerging Market Multinationals Decide Where, Why and Why Not to Invest

Laura Gómez-Mera (University of Miami) and Gonzalo Varela (World Bank)
7 November 2014

The impressive rise of Emerging Markets Multinationals has generated significant interest among scholars and policymakers. Yet, we still have a limited understanding of these firms’ characteristics, motivations, and strategies. Why do EMMs decide to invest abroad? In what markets do they concentrate their investments and why? And how do their strategies and needs compare to those of traditional multinationals from developed countries?


Blog: Desaceleración de las economías emergentes: Retos de política económica a nivel global y nacional

Comité Latinoamericano de Asuntos Financieros (CLAAF)
5 November 2014

El sentimiento generalizado entre los observadores de la economía internacional  es crecientemente pesimista y los ajustes en las proyecciones responden al hecho de que la recuperación observada en la realidad ha sido bastante más débil de lo anticipado. Así mismo las revisiones han sido particularmente fuertes en el caso de América Latina, región en la cual el pronóstico de crecimiento publicado en el WEO baja de 4 por ciento a 1,3 por ciento entre 2009 y la actualidad. En particular, las economías más grandes de la región son de las que han sufrido las mayores revisiones en sus perspectivas para 2014.


Blog: Carbon Pricing - Delivering Economic and Climate Benefits

Thomas Kerr (World Bank)
4 November 2014

There is general agreement among economists that a robust price on carbon is a key part of effective strategies to avert dangerous climate change. A strong price signal directs finance away from fossil fuels and toward a suite of cleaner, more efficient alternatives. The good news is that carbon pricing systems are delivering economic benefits while they address climate change.


Opportunities: Call for papers

New entries on 30 October 2014:
University of Paris-Dauphine (UPD) and the French Institute of Research for Development (IRD) - Third international conference on development economics. Paris on July 2-3 2015. Submission Deadline: 15 February 2015

Centro de Estudios Monetarios Latinoamericanos - CEMLA - Premio Banca Central Rodrigo Gómez. Submission Deadline: 31 March 2015

Research Institute for Development, Growth and Economics (RIDGE) and LACEA Political Economy Group (PEG) - Workshop on Political Economy. Montevideo, Uruguay, 26-27 March 2015. Submission Deadline: 15 December 2014


Blog: Putting A Price on Carbon: Nations Opt For Market-Based Solutions

Xueman Wang (World Bank)
29 Oct 2014

Climate change is a threat to global development and to poverty alleviation. And yet, reducing greenhouse gas emissions is proving difficult because all players in an economy contribute to the problem. To make a difference, we must reduce our emissions in a coordinated manner.


Blog: Impuestos verdes

Miguel Ángel Quiroga (Universidad de Concepción , Chile)
28 October 2014

Los impuestos verdes generan un doble dividendo, al promover el desarrollo de actividades menos contaminantes y eliminar impuestos distorsionadores


Working papers highlights: Latest Research

New entries on 27 October 2014


Blog: Determinantes de la duración del desempleo en una economía con alta informalidad

Yamily León (IPE)
23 October 2014

La duración del desempleo es un tema sumamente importante en el campo de la Economía Laboral porque mediante la identificación de sus determinantes es posible lograr la intervención adecuada que asegure mejores condiciones económicas y sociales. En promedio, ¿cuál es la duración de desempleo en Perú y que factores determinan esta duración?


Working papers highlights: Latest Research

New entries on 22 October 2014


Blog: Exports and Skills: The impact of destination in a middle income country

Adriana Peluffo
21 October 2014

What are the links between exports and its destination to high income countries on the demand for skilled labour? The theoretical literature argues that exporting to high-income countries leads to quality upgrading that is skill intensive, and which requires additional skill intensive services. Can this be true?


Book of the week: Economics: The User’s Guide

Review by Eduardo Lora
15 October 2014
 the user's guide


Blog: Estudiar o no estudiar: vale la pena hacer una carrera en Colombia?

Luis Fernando Gamboa and Paul Rodríguez
14 October 2014

Si bien, la educación superior en Colombia siempre muestra una ventaja salarial, dicha cambia en términos relativos según los grupos poblacionales a quienes se indaga. Muchos factores confluyen en estos resultados. Así, surge la pregunta sobre qué tipo de expectativas tienen los estudiantes sobre la educación superior.


Working papers highlights: Latest Research

New entries on 13 october 2014

 

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AL CAPONE
4th meeting - Sao Paulo School of Economics, April 24-25, 2014.
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ECONOMIA
Spring 2014, Volume 14, Number 2
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IMPACT EVALUATION NETWORK 
7th Annual Meeting - Lima, October 25th and 26th, 2013.

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LABOR NETWORK
2nd Meeting - 
Cartagena, May 22nd – 23rd, 2014
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NETWORK ON INEQUALITY AND POVERTY
2013 México and 2014 Chile
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POLITICAL ECONOMY GROUP 
14th Meeting - Bogota, May 29-30, 2014 
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TRADE, GROWTH AND INTEGRATION NETWORK (TIGN)
5th meeting - Universidad de Chile, May 24 and 25, 2014
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