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Blog: Social Protection Systems in Latin America and the Caribbean: Costa Rica

Isabel Román (Estado de la Nación Programme
July 3, 2015

In the mid-20th century, Costa Rica designed a universal social protection system dedicated to the promotion of citizenship and fundamental social rights. The institutionalisation of social policy, the development of universal policies for health care, security, education, housing and basic services (water and electricity), together with significant economic growth, allowed for a continuous improvement in human development and significant, internationally recognised achievements.


Massive open online courses: Upcoming courses

  • Economics of Money and Banking, Part Two - Columbia University. Starts: 5 July 2015.
  • Introduction to Corporate Finance - University of Pennsylvania. Starts: 6 July 2015.
  • Data Visualization - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Starts: 20 July 2015.
  • Financial Evaluation and Strategy: Investments - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Starts: 1 August 2015.

Blog: A history of inequality in Latin America 

 

Steve Maas (The Bureau of Economic Research) 
July 1, 2015

Income and wealth disparities in Latin America are higher than in Asia and in most industrial nations, a condition that many economists attribute to factors developed during the region’s history of Portuguese and Spanish rule.


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Blog: Conocemos los beneficios del desarrollo infantil temprano, ¿pero cuáles son sus costos?

Tamar Manuelyan Atinc
June 29, 2015

En materia de desarrollo infantil temprano, contamos con bastante información sobre el efecto que diferentes programas han tenido en los niños pequeños. Por el contrario, sabemos mucho menos sobre su costo y, por tanto, sobre su costo-eficacia. Disponer de información relativa a los costos es crucial. La evidencia de los efectos en los niños es concluyente pero los responsables políticos necesitan conocer el costo que supondrá llegar a más niños.


Upcoming deadlines: Call for papers and Jobs

  • Job offer: Deputy Director of Economic Studies at Fondo Latinoamericano de Reservas (FLAR). Application Deadline: June 26, 2015.
  • Call for papers: Conference on Network models, stress testing, and other tools for financial stability monitoring and macro-prudential policy design and implementation, organized by Banco de México, CEMLA, the University of Zurich and the Journal of Financial Stability. Submission Deadline: 30 June 2015.
  • Call for papers: Productivity, Technology, and Innovation in the Caribbean, organized by Compete Caribbean. Submission Deadline: June 30th, 2015
  • Job offer: Gender Economics Principal Specialist, at Inter-American Development Bank. Application Deadline: July 9, 2015.

Blog: El misterio detrás del desempleo femenino

Francesca Castellani
June 24, 2015

Los hombres y las mujeres son diferentes. Esa diferencia es muy buena la mayoría de las veces, pero no es así cuando hablamos de desempleo. Una mujer puede ser capaz de hechizar a su pareja, pero cuando se trata de salir a trabajar, es ella quien se encuentra bajo un poderoso embrujo: un maleficio de desempleo, así de simple. Una investigación reciente en Colombia arrojó a la luz algunos de los problemas que rodean a las mujeres dentro y fuera del mercado laboral.


Working papers: Latest Research

New entries on 23 June 2015


Blog: How Latin America is getting to grips with corruption

Eduardo Leite (Chairman of the Executive Committee, Baker & McKenzie, and a Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on Latin America 2015)
June 22, 2015

There seems to be no shortage of headlines at the moment alleging corruption and misconduct across Latin America’s leading economies. Would this be an indication that corruption has reached an all time high? Or is this an indication that the key elements of democracy, free press, independent prosecution and the rule of law are working effectively?

 

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Find the latest research papers presented in the most recent conferences and workshops of the 2014 LACEA networks.

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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  • Call for papers: Conference on Network models, stress testing, and other tools for financial stability monitoring and macro-prudential policy design and implementation, Banco de México, CEMLA, the University of Zurich and the Journal of Financial Stability. Submission Deadline: 30 June 2015.
  • Call for papers: Productivity, Technology, and Innovation in the Caribbean, Compete Caribbean. Submission Deadline: June 30th, 2015.
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