Workshop on Financial Crisis

December 11-12, 2014, in Montevideo, Uruguay, in the framework of the First RIDGE December Forum
Submission deadline: 15 August 2014
More information here 

 

South-america

Call for country contributions: “Latin American Competition Forum”. 
Electricity markets in Latin America: Regional integration and competition issues
Submission Deadline: 21 August 2014
More information here

 

5º Encuentro Latinoamericano de Economía de la EnergíaFecha límite para envío de documentos: 16 Noviembre 2014

 

HOW WOULD YOU REINVENT FOREIGN AID?

GDN Next Horizons Essay Contest 2014 in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Up to 20 winning entries will be chosen, and receive $20,000 each.

 

 

Fifth Joint BIS/World Bank Public Investors Conference - Basel, Switzerland, 17-18 November 2014
Deadline: 31 July 2014

 

Latest activity

Blog: Una estrategia de crecimiento para los más pobres

Victor A. Beker (Universidad de Buenos Aires y Universidad de Belgrano) 
29 July 2014 - Entre la desigualdad y la pobreza, ¿qué combatimos primero? Muchos dirán que deben perseguirse ambos objetivos simultáneamente. ¡Ojalá la respuesta fuera así de simple!


Blog: Alianza del Pacífico: unión política o económica

César Augusto Corredor Velandia and Ricardo Ernesto Buitrago Rubiano (Universidad de la Salle, Colombia)
28 July 2014 - No pareciera lógico esforzarse por sacar adelante un grupo que tiene otros mecanismos regionales de interacción y que no presenta fuertes incentivos económicos para sus miembros. De lo contrario habría que pensar que se trata de un grupo creado para aumentar el caudal de acuerdos sin un objetivo claro.


Research Highlights

28 July 2014 - Culture, competition, and hapinessGlobal boom, local impacts: Mining revenues and subnational outcomes in Peru 2007-2011Labor Market Issues in the Caribbean: Scope to Mobilize Employment GrowthLa inclusión y la estabilidad financierasReplacement Cycles, Income Distribution, and Dynamic Price Discrimination¿Una promesa incumplida? La calidad de la educación superior universitaria y el subempleo profesional en el Perú


Blog: Diferencias de ingreso y migración interna en Colombia

Hernán Darío Enríquez (Universidad Sergio Arboleda)
23 July 2014 - El continuo flujo de migrantes a la ciudad de Bogotá – Colombia ha marcado el crecimiento de la ciudad en su historia reciente. Motivados por mejores oportunidades de trabajo y educación, personas de otros lugares del país arriban continuamente con el objetivo de obtener mejores condiciones de vida en un centro urbano que supera los siete millones de habitantes.


Research highlights

22 July 2014 - Institutional investors and long-term investment: evidence from ChileEconomic and political inclusion of human development conditional transfer programmes in Latin America?Shelter from the Storm: Upgrading Housing Infrastructure in Latin American Slums | The access to demandThe impact of macroeconomic announcements in the Brazilian futures marketsThe Search and Matching Equilibrium in an Economy with an Informal Sector: A Positive Analysis of Labor Market PoliciesTotal Factor Productivity Estimation in Peru: Primal and Dual Approaches


Blog The gender wage gap in Colombia and the role of education and other job characteristics

Luz Karime Abadía Alvarado (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana - Bogotá) and Sara de la Rica (University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU)
21 July, 2014 - In a recent paper we relate changes in the observed gender wage gap between 1994 and 2010 in Colombia, with observed changes in education, type of employment and type of contract. This may help predict future trends in the gender wage gap, and therefore may help to design public policies aimed at decreasing the wage gap between men and women.


Opportunities: Call for papers

Workshop on Financial Crisis | Call for country contributions: “Latin American Competition Forum” | Conference on Gender and Agency in Latin America and the Caribbean | 5º Encuentro Latinoamericano de Economía de la Energía | I International Seminar of Economics and Finances “An approximation to the limits of Economic Growth” | Eighth annual meeting hosted by the Inter-American Development Bank 


Blog: Sobre la educación escolar: Evo Morales no quiso (o ¿no pudo?) estudiar con James Heckman

Jose P Mauricio Vargas (FMI)
July 17, 2014 - ¿Seguimos apoyando, En Latinoamérica y en especial en Bolivia, argumentos que justifican el trabajo infantil como: “si no dejas que el niño haga su trabajo, él no podrá llevar pan a su casa”; “si no trabaja en este supermercado entonces trabajará en otro lado, al menos acá está más seguro”; “el niño aprenderá el valor de las cosas mediante el trabajo”?


Book of the week: The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress and Prosperity in a Time on Brilliant Technologies

Simpler
Review by: Eduardo Lora


Blog: Reading skills in the labor market

Valentina Riveri (Universidad de Chile), Esteban Puentes (Centro de Microdatos and Universidad de Chile) and Dante Contreras (Universidad de Chile)
15 July 2014 - Definitive consensus on how to measure human capital does not exist. In general, indirect indicators are used, such as school attainment or years of schooling (Barro 2001); however these measurements do not consider quality and only capture certain aspects of human capital.


Research highlights

14 July 2014 - Bases, Bullets and Ballots: the Effect of U.S. Military Aid on Political Conflict in Colombia | Dutch Disease in Latin American countries: De-industrialization, how it happens, crisis, and the role of China | Interventions and Expected Exchange Rates in Emerging Market Economies


Blog: The effects of the “moratorium” pension reform in Argentina on elderly women - Part 1

Inés Berniell (CEMFI), Dolores de la Mata (Universidad del Rosario) and Matilde P. Machado (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid y CEPR)
11 July 2014 - Pension coverage for women in Argentina was as low as 55% in 2004 due to low labor market participation and high informality. How have the recent pension reforms affected income for elder women and consequently for households in the last few years.

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