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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
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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


Blog: Seguridad Ciudadana, un tema económico

Carlos Gustavo Machicado (INESAD)
9 October 2014

Las causas del crimen a veces van más allá de la falta de policías o la pobreza como típicamente se piensa.


Blog: Percepciones de inseguridad en América Latina

Martín Ardanaz (IDB) and Pablo Bachelet (IDB)
8 October 2014

Los avances logrados por los programas de reducción de delincuencia de los gobiernos no siempre son visibles para el ciudadano común. Esto, sumado a la asimetría en la información causada por los medios de comunicación, crea percepciones engañosas de altos niveles de inseguridad en la población.¿Se pueden corregir esas percepciones de inseguridad con la provisión de información objetiva sobre crimen y violencia?


Opportunities: Jobs

  • Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs invites applications for Professorship of Brazilian Studies
  • IDB's Office of Strategic Planning & Development Effectiveness is currently seeking an Evaluation Economics Lead Specialist
  • Universidad del Pacífico, Perú offering Tenure-track positions: professor of Economics (2 positions) and Finance (1 position)
  • Universidad de los Andes - Bogotá, Colombia offering 3 tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor
  • The Institute of the Americas is looking for a seasoned professional to fill the post of President of the Institute

Blog: How firms cope with crime and violence

Vox.LACEA Editors
7 October 2014

A recent report by the World Bank analyzes how firms, private sector associations, and other private sector actors cope with crime and violence. The private sector's response varies by country, size of firm, and sector, among other factors.


Opportunities: Call for papers

  • Social Mobility in the Americas Conference / Deadline: 15 November 2014
  • Economia, the journal of LACEA / Deadline: 13 November 2014
  • International Conference on Energy & Environment / Deadline: 15 December 2014
  • NBER Meeting on Economics of Commodity Markets / Deadline: 15 February 2015
  • Conference: Globalization, Working conditions and Health / Deadline: 15 march 2015

Blog: Insurance and Inclusive Growth

Vox.LACEA Editors
2 October 2014

The insurance sector contributes at a basic level to inclusive economic growth and the effectiveness of the credit function. It also shows that the latter impact may be particularly fundamental in assisting the poor to avoid poverty traps and to progress economically.


Blog: Crecimiento económico y seguros en Latinoamérica

Ángela Concha (Matrix consulting, Chile) y Rodrigo Taborda (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia)
30 September 2014

El papel de la industria de seguros, siendo parte del sistema financiero, no es usualmente asociado como una actividad fundamental del mercado financiero o el crecimiento económico de un país. Esta no es una omisión menor. Sin la existencia de una actividad de aseguramiento confiable, fluida y bien diseminada, la generación de valor mediante actividades económicas legales se encontraría desabrigada de un lugar seguro para su funcionamiento.


Working papers highlights: Latest Research

New entries on 29 September 2014


The ten most read blog articles this year (to September 2014)

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26 September 2014


Blog: Non-Contributory Pensions: desirable and non-expensive

Blanca Zuluaga (Universidad ICESI, Colombia)
24 September 2014

Problems regarding the current pensional system in Colombia have been frequently explored by academics and members of the government during the last two decades. Specifically, issues concerning the low coverage and exclusion of the poorest part of the population from the system constitute a problem largely discussed, with no clear solution in the medium run.


Blog: Non-Contributory Pensions and Mental Retirement

Javier Olivera (University of Luxembourg) and Rafael Novella (Inter-American Development Bank)
23 September 2014

Since 2003, twelve countries in Latin America have implemented non-contributory pension schemes which, in general, offer a low transfer to elderly individuals who are not entitled to receive any other pension and live in poverty. What are the potential effects of such pensions on the cognitive functioning of the elderly?


Working papers highlights: Latest Research

New entries on 22 September 2014


Blog: La dinámica de las Cooperativas de Trabajadores

Andrés Dean (iEcon Universidad de la República)
19 September 2014

La idea intuitiva detrás del concepto de degeneración es que las CT (empresas en donde la propiedad y la gestión está en manos de sus trabajadores), como cualquier otra organización, tiene dos maneras de desaparecer: puede disolverse o pueden transformarse en otro tipo de organización sustancialmente diferente.


Book of the week: Complexity and the Art of Public Policy: Solving Society’s Problems from the Bottom Up

17 September 2014
Review by: Eduardo Lora


Working papers highlights: Latest Research

16 September 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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