Seminarios JILAEE U Chicago UCEMA

A partir de una inciativa conjunta con The University of Chicago,los seminarios tienen por objeto crear un espacio para presentar y analizar investigaciones experimentales con foco en los pa√≠ses latinoamericanos que ofrezcan nuevas perspectivas en √°reas como la educaci√≥n, la provisi√≥n privada de bienes p√ļblicos, las preferencias sociales y la econom√≠a ambiental.

Las presentaciones est√°n dirigidas al p√ļblico en general y ser√°n impartidos por investigadores y especialistas visitantes.


Fecha Hora Expositor/Institución Título
15/05 16 h Dr. Mariano Tommasi (Universidad de San Andrés)

Seminario JILAEE U Chicago UCEMA: COVID-19 and social protection of poor and vulnerable groups un Latin America.

La protección social de los sectores más vulnerables en Latinoamérica frente al contexto de la pandemia

El seminario será dictado en inglés.

Expositor

Dr. Mariano Tommasi:Tiene un Doctorado en Economía de la Universidad de Chicago. Es Profesor Plenario del Departamento de Economía de la Universidad de San Andrés y director del Centro de Estudios para el Desarrollo Humano, ambos en Argentina. Es Fellow de la Econometric Society. Se especializa en economía política, economía institucional, pobreza y políticas

17/07 15 h Martín Rossi (Universidad de San Andrés)

Seminario JILAEE U Chicago UCEMA: Dishonesty and Public Employment.

We study the link between dishonesty and selection into public employment. When military conscription was mandatory in Argentina, eligibility was determined by a lottery and by a medical examination. In order to avoid conscription, drafted individuals had strong incentives to cheat in their medical examination. These incentives varied with the lottery number. Exploiting this exogenous variation in the propensity to engage in dishonest behavior during early adulthood (the “impressionable” years), we find that individuals with higher probability of having cheated in their health checks as young adults also show higher propensity to become public employees later in life.

Paper en colaboración con Guillermo Cruces y Ernesto Schargrodsky

El Seminario se dictará en inglés sin traduccción simultánea

Expositor

Mart√≠n Rossi:Doctor en Econom√≠a por la Universidad de Oxford (2004). Actualmente es Profesor Asociado y Vicerrector de la Universidad de San Andr√©s. Se especializa en econom√≠a del crimen, political economy y econom√≠a p√ļblica, focaliz√°ndose en pa√≠ses en desarrollo. Su labor acad√©mica ha sido publicada en revistas nacionales e internacionales, incluyendo Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economics Studies, Economic Journal, Journal of Public Economics y American Economic Journal. Ha sido asesor de diversos gobiernos de Latinoam√©rica y √Āfrica, como as√≠ tambi√©n de organismos internacionales como el Banco Mundial, el Banco de Asia de Desarrollo, el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo y UNICEF.

31/07 15 h María Lombardi (Universidad Torcuato Di Tella)

Seminario JILAEE U Chicago UCEMA: Will you marry me, later? Age-of-marriage laws and child marriage in Mexico.

We provide empirical evidence on the impact of raising the minimum age of marriage to 18 years old on child marriage, early motherhood, and school enrollment in Mexico. Using a difference-in-differences model that takes advantage of the staggered adoption of this reform across states, we show that banning child marriage leads to a large and statistically significant reduction in the number of registered child marriages. However, we find no effect on school enrollment or early fertility rates. We also find that for girls who give birth before the age of 18, the reduction in the share that are formally married is offset by an increase in the share in informal unions. These findings suggest that when informal unions are a viable option for young couples, raising the minimum age of marriage is not enough to prevent early unions and their negative consequences.

Paper en colaboración con Cristina Belles-Obrero (University of Mannheim)

El Seminario se dictará en inglés sin traduccción simultánea

Expositor

Mar√≠a Lombardi:PhD en Econom√≠a en la Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Profesora en la Escuela de Gobierno de la Universidad Torcuato Di Tella e investigadora en CEPE Di Tella. Antes de incorporarse a la Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, trabaj√≥ como profesora e investigadora en la Universidad de Gotemburgo. Su investigaci√≥n se enfoca en estudiar el impacto de pol√≠ticas p√ļblicas en pa√≠ses en desarrollo, principalmente en el sector educativo.

21/08 15 h Flavio Cuhna (Rice University)

Seminario JILAEE U Chicago UCEMA:Promoting Early Language Development

El objetivo principal de la Iniciativa es dise√Īar experimentos de campo para ofrecer nuevas perspectivas en diversas √°reas de investigaci√≥n econ√≥mica para pa√≠ses de Am√©rica Latina, como educaci√≥n, provisi√≥n privada de bienes p√ļblicos, preferencias sociales, econom√≠a ambiental.

El Seminario se dictará en inglés sin traduccción simultánea

Expositor

Favio Cunha:Professor of Economics. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 2007 and taught at the University of Pennsylvania before joining the economics faculty at Rice. His areas of expertise are labor economics with special emphasis on human capital formation. He was recently awarded the Econometric Society's Frisch Medal for "Estimating the Technology of Cognitive and Noncognitive Skill Formation," a paper published in Econometrica that he wrote with Dr. James Heckman and Dr. Susanne M. Schennach.

04/09 15 h Sebastian Gallegos(BID)

JILAEE U Chicago UCEMA: Increasing the Take-up of Public Health Services: Evidence from a Digital-Health Field Experiment in Uruguay

In this paper we test whether the promotion of digital government tools and the provision of behaviorally-informed messages increases take-up of medical visits for cervical cancer screening. Using a multi-arm field experiment at scale in Uruguay, and administrative records from national health services, we find that the intervention more than doubled medical appointments and attendance rates over a 12-week period. Most of the effects are driven by women encouraged to use digital government tools on top of behaviorally oriented messages. These women attended the screening appointments about 3 times more than the control group, while those motivated only with messages attended 1.5 times more. Our results highlight the potential of investing in digital government tools to decrease transactions costs and improve the take-up of public services.

El Seminario se dictará en inglés sin traduccción simultánea

Expositor

Sebasti√°n Gallegos:is a Research Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC. He works with the Strategic Planning and Development Effectiveness Office, and is a Research Fellow at the Behavioral Economics Working Group. Sebastian uses economic models, field experiments and big data to study behavioral and human capital topics.?He is also on the Scientific Committee of the new LACEA BRAIN Network and member of the University of Chicago HCEO working group.He was a Postdoctoral Scholar and Lecturer at Princeton University, with the Department of Economics. Sebastian earned his PhD at The University of Chicago Harris School with a field specialization at the Department of Economics, taught by Jim Heckman, Bob LaLonde, and Dan Black.

25/09 15 h Andrés Gago (Universidad Torcuato Di Tella)

Seminario JILAEE UChicago UCEMA: Confrontation Costs in Negotiations: Bargaining Under the Veil of a Screen.

In negotiations the objectives of parties are generally in conflict. Facing this conflict can trigger negative emotions, such as nervousness, embarrassment and awkwardness, which I refer to as confrontation costs. In this paper, I use a lab experiment to explore whether these costs exist and if so what their implications are. First, I show that a significant proportion of participants avoid bargaining even when it delivers higher payoffs. I find that the avoidance rate is 56% higher in face-to-face negotiations than in electronic negotiations. Second, after shutting down alternative channels, I find that the higher avoidance rate in person can be attributed to higher confrontation costs. Together, these two things make e-negotiations welfare-improving in my design, casting doubts on the general belief that face-to-face communication increases efficiency by fostering transactions. Finally, consistent with previous literature, I observe that women haggle less than men, and I find that confrontation costs can also account for this fact.

El Seminario se dictará en inglés sin traduccción simultánea

Expositor

Andrés Gago:Andrés Gago is an applied microeconomist with special interest in experimental and behavioral economics. He has worked on gender, fairness, and confrontation costs. He is currently and Assistant Professor at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. He holds PhD from CEMFI.

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02/10 15 h Michael Kuhn

Seminario JILAEE UChicago UCEMA: Behavioral food subsidies.

El Seminario se dictará en inglés sin traduccción simultánea

Expositor

Michael Kuhn:Department of Economics, University of Oregon

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09/10 15 h Benedetta Lerva

Seminario JILAEE UChicago UCEMA: Benedetta Lerva (Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University).

El Seminario se dictará en inglés sin traduccción simultánea

Expositor

Benedetta Lerva:Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University.

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16/10 15 h Guilherme Lichand

Seminario JILAEE UChicago UCEMA: Arm-Wrestling in the Classroom: The Non-Monotonic Effects of Monitoring Teachers.

El Seminario se dictará en inglés sin traduccción simultánea

Expositor

Guilherme Lichand:Department of Economics,University of Zurich.

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30/10 15 h Guilherme Lichand

Seminario JILAEE UChicago UCEMA: Simeon Andreas Schachtele (Inter-American Development Bank)

El Seminario se dictará en inglés sin traduccción simultánea

Expositor

Simeon Andreas Schachtele:Inter-American Development Bank

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06/11 15 h Jose-Alberto Guerra

Seminario JILAEE UChicago UCEMA: Jose-Alberto Guerra (Department of Economics,Universidad de los Andes)

El Seminario se dictará en inglés sin traduccción simultánea

Expositor

Jose-Alberto Guerra:Department of Economics,Universidad de los Andes

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20/11 15 h Stanislao Maldonado

Seminario JILAEE UChicago UCEMA:Stanislao Maldonado (Department of Economics, Universidad del Rosario)

El Seminario se dictará en inglés sin traduccción simultánea

Expositor

Stanislao Maldonado:Department of Economics,Universidad del Rosario.

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04/12 15 h Alexia Delfino

Seminario JILAEE UChicago UCEMA: Alexia Delfino (Department of Economics, Bocconi University)

El Seminario se dictará en inglés sin traduccción simultánea

Expositor

Alexia Delfino:Department of Economics, Bocconi University.

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11/12 15 h Francesco Amodio

Seminario JILAEE UChicago UCEMA:Francesco Amodio (Department of Economics, McGill Univeristy

El Seminario se dictará en inglés sin traduccción simultánea

Expositor

Francesco Amodio:Department of Economics, McGill Univeristy.

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