XVIII LATIN AMERICAN MEETINGS OF THE ECONOMETRIC SOCIETY, 2001, San Andrés, Argentina
9:30: Opening and Welcoming Ceremony
Dr. Jorge Sanz, President of Universidad de San Andrés
10:00: Special Panel: Argentina in Crises and the Way Out. A view from Wall Street. (Organized by Mario Blejer, IMF). Chairman: Mario Blejer.
Arturo Porzecanski (AMRO Bank)
Leonardo Leiderman (Deustche Bank)
Graciana del Castillo (Standard & Poor’s)
Michael Gavin (UBS Warburg)
11:30: Coffee Break
11:45: Invited Sessions
Recent Developments on General Equilibrium Theory Room: Jorge Born
Alberto Bisin (New York University). Walrasian Equilibrium and Observability of Trades in Economies with Asymmetric Information. Part I: Non-Observability of Trades.
Piero Gottardi (University of Venice) Walrasian Equilibria in Economies
Asymmetric Information: Part II: observability of trades.
Bryan Ellickson (UCLA). The Organization of Production, Consumption and Learning (joint with B. Gurdal, Suzanne Scotchner and William Zame)
Credit Markets and Corporate Finance Room: Lebach
Rafael La Porta (Harvard University) Related Learning (joint with Florencio Lopez de Silanes and Guillermo Zamarriga)
Paras Mehta (MIT) Ferreting out Tunneling: Evidence from Indian Business Groups
Alexander Galetovic (Universidad de Chile) Relationships, Competition and the Structure of Investment Banking Markets (joint with Bharat Anand)
Country Risk, Currency Risk, and Default Risk: The Evidence Room: Agardy
John Merrik (New York University). Crisis Dynamics of Implied Default Recovery Ratios: Evidence from Russia and Argentina
Marcio Garcia (PUC Rio) Very High Interest Rates and the Cousin Risks: Brazil during te Real Plan (joint with Tatiana Didier)
Federico Sturzenegger (Ministry of Economy, Argentina). Dollarization: The Link between Devaluation Risk and Default Risk (joint with Andrew Powell)
Sergio Schmukler (World Bank) Facts and Puzzles from Currency Boards (joint with Luis Servén).
Issues in Labor Economics Room: Ledesma
Rafael Di Tella (Harvard Business School). Are Politicians Really Paid like Bureaucrats?
Sebastian Galiani (Universidad Di Tella) Duration and risk of unemployment in Argentina
Alicia Menéndez (Princeton University) Unemployment and Inequality. (joint with Martín González Rosada).
Panel: The Economic Impact of Labor Unions Room: Chica Planta Baja
Adriana Cassoni (Department of Economics of the Social Sciences Faculty of Uruguay and Geops, Uurguay) The effects of Unions on Employment: The case of Uruguay (joint with S. Allen and G. Labadie)
Naercio Menezes-Filho (FIPE, Sao Paulo) The Effects of Unions on the Economic Performance of Brazilian Firms. (joint with Helio Zilberstajn, Jose Paulo Chahad, Elaine Pazello)
Discussant: Peter Khun, (UCLA)
15:15: Contributed Sessions
Debt Policy, Country Risk and Exchange Rates Room: Agardy
Maria Lorena Garegnani (UNLP) Econometric Modelling of Argentine Default. (joint with Hildegarth Ahumada)
Eduardo Moron (Universidad del Pacífico) The Twin Risks in the Dollarization Debate: Country and Devaluation Risks. (joint with Pablo Druck)
Nicolini, Juan Pablo (UTDT) Optimal Devaluations (joint with Constantino Hevia).
Jorge Carrera (UNLP) An econometric approach to macroeconomic risk. A cross - country study. (joint with Ana P. Cusolito, Mariano Feliz and Demian Panigo)
Monetary Policy Issues Room: Jorge Born
Ricardo Brito (IBMEC) Stochastic Growth and Monetary Policy: The Impacts on the Term Structure of Interest Rates. (joint with Renato G. Flores Jr.)
Joaquin Andrade (Universidade de Brasília) Monetary Policy of the Bank of Japan - Inflation Target (joint with Jose Angelo C. A. Divino)
Eric Parrado (NYU) Optimal Interest Rate Policy in a Small Open Economy. (joint with Andres Velasco)
Ana Maria Martirena Mantel (ITDT-CONICET) Towards a Potential Monetary Union in Latin America: Testing the Endogeneity Criteria for Mercosur. (joint with Hildegarth Ahumada)
New Evidence on Income Inequality Determinants Room: Chica Planta Baja
Pablo Sanguinetti (UTDT) Wage Inequality and Trade Liberalization: Evidence from Argentina. (joint with Sebastián Galiani)
Pedro Alburquerque (Central Bank of Brazil) A Practical Log-Linear Aggregation Method with Applications: Heterogeneous Income Growth and Redistribution in the U.S.
Jorge Saba Arbache (Universidade de Brasilia) A Picture of Wage Inequality and the Allocation of Labor through a Period of Trade Liberalization: The case of Brazil. (joint with Francis Green and Andy Dickerson)
Samuel Freije and Andre Portela de Souza (Cornell University) Earning Dynamics and Inequality in Venezuela: 1995 - 1997.
Macroeconomic Forecasting and Time Series Methods Room: Ledesma
Joao Victor Issler (Getulio Vargas Foundation) The Missing Link: Using the NBER Recession Indicator to Construct Coincident and Leading Indices of US Economic Activity. (joint with Farshid Vahid)
Victor Guerrero (ITAM) Temporal Disaggregation and Forecasts of Mexico’s monthly (unobservable) GDP.
William Horrace (University of Arizona) New Wine and Old Bottles: A Sequential Estimation for the LPM. (joint with Ronald L. Oaxaca)
Garry D Phillips (Cardiff University) Small Sample
Properties of ML Estimators in AR - ARCH Models. (joint with Emma
Exchange and Auctions Room: Lebach
Roberto Serrano (Brown University) The Evolution of Exchange. (joint with Oscar Volij)
Yanni Tournas (Rutgers University) Market Heterogeneity and Decentralized Sales Force (joint with Amit Pazgal)
Martin Sefton (University of Nottingham) An Experimental Study of Price Dispersion. (joint with John Morgan and Henrik Orzen)
Leandro Arozamena (UTDT) Investment Incentives in Procurement Auctions. (joint with Estelle Cantillon)
Banking: Theory and Evidence Room: Murchinson
Laura D’Amato (Central Bank of Republica Argentina) Bank Competition in Argentina: 1997-1999. (joint with Tamara Burdisso and Marcelo Catena)
Viviana Fernandez (University of Chile) What the Term Structure has to say About Liquidity Premia.
Alejandro Gaytan Gonzalez (NYU and Banco de Mexico) Liquidity, Financial Intermediation and Growth. (joint with Romain Ranciere)
Luc Laeven (World Bank) Banking Risk and Deposit Insurance.
Network Economics, Industrial Organization and Regulation Room: Banco UNB
Guillermo Israilevich (University of Chicago) Fixed Costs, Variety and Welfare on the Internet.
Scott Atkinson (University of Georgia) Economic Efficiency and Productivity Growth in the Post -Privatization Chilean Hydroelectric Industry. (joint with Claudia Halabi)
Felipe Balmaceda (ILADES - Georgetown University) Human Capital Theory: General and Specific Investments and the Hold-Up Problem Revisited.
Eduardo Saavedra (ILADES - Georgetown University) Entry, Cream Skimming and Competition: Theory and Simulation for Satiango de Chile’s Local Telephony Market. (joint with Xavier Mancero)
16:45: Coffee Break
17:00: Invited Lectures:
Agency Theory Room: Chica Planta Baja
Canice Prendergast (University of Chicago): The Problem with Bureucrauts.
David Martimort (Université de Toulouse): Collusion, Delegation and Supervision with Soft Information.
Finance Theory. Room: Ledesma
Aloisio Araujo (EPGE/FGV and IMPA). General Equilibrium Models with Bankruptcy
Jose Scheinkman (Princeton University). Semigroup Pricing (joint with Lars P. Hansen)
International Finance (sponsored by BankBoston Argentina) Room: Jorge Born
Enrique Mendoza (Duke University). Credit, Prices and Crashes: Business Cycles with a Sudden Stop
Andrés Velasco (Harvard University). The Impossible Duo? Globalization and Monetary Independence in Emerging Markets.
Econometrics Room: Lebach
A. Ronald Gallant (University of North Carolina). Efficient Methods of Moments.
Rosa Matzkin (Northwestern University and Universidad de San Andrés) Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods for Simultaneous Equations Models
18:30. Invited Lectures
Advances in Game Theory. Room: Ledesma
Ariel Rubinstein (Tel Aviv University). Debates and Decisions, On a Rationale of Argumentation Rules (joint with J. Glazer)
Marilda Sotomayor (University of Sao Paulo). Reaching the core through college admissions stable mechanisms.
Political Economy Room: Lebach
Allan Drazen (University of Maryland at College Park) Recent Developments in Political Business Cycles.
Pablo Spiller (UC Berkeley). The institutional foundations of public policy
(joint with Mariano Tommasi)
Incomplete Markets. Sponsored by Bolsa de Comercio de Buenos Aires. Room: Jorge Born.
Yves Balasko (University of Geneva). Incomplete Financial Markets from the Temporary Equilibrium Prespective.
Herakles Polemarchakis (Brown University). Financial Policy and the Price Level (joint with Tomoyuki Nakajima).
Special Lecture: Mario Blejer , Senior Economist (IMF) and Advisor for the Ministry of Economy (Argentina): "The Asian Crises: Four Years Later"
9:15: Carlos Díaz Alejandro Lecture. Chairman: Mariano Tommasi.
Dani Rodrik (Harvard University). Institutional Innovation, Policy Fads and Economic Reform
10:45: Coffee Break
11:00: Invited Sessions and Panels
Topics in Macroeconomics Room: Lebach
Dirk Niepelt (International Institute of Economic Studies) The Fiscal Myth of the Price Level.
Jorge Roldos (IMF) Monetary Policy in a Financial Crisis. (joint with Larry Christiano and Chris Gust)
Fernando Alvarez (University of Chicago)
Income Inequality Room: Jorge Born
Ishac Diwan (World Bank) Labor, financial crises, and globalization.
Francois Bourguignon (World Bank) The microeconomics of income distribution dynamics: a comparative analysis of selected countries in Asia and Latin America. (joint with Francisco Ferreira and Nora Lustig).
Emmanuel Saez (Harvard University) Income Inequality in the U.S., 1913-1998
Agency Theory Issues Room: Ledesma
Roberto Burguet (Institute for Economic Analysis) Competitive Procurement with Corruption (joint with Yeon – Koo Che)
Ernesto Dal Bo (Oxford University) Bribes, Punishments and Reputation (joint with Pedro Dal-Bó and Rafael Di Tella)
Federico Weinschelbaum (Universidad de San Andrés) The Threat of Insurance. On he Robustness of Principal Agent Models. (joint with Mariano Tommasi).
Panel: Foreign Direct Investments and the Development of Underdeveloped Economies. Room: Agardy
Eduardo Fernandez Arias (IDB) Courting FDI: Is competition Bad? (joint with Ricardo Haussman and Ernesto Stein)
Ernesto Stein (IDB) Institutions, Integration and the Location of FDI (joint with C. Daude)
Maurice Kugler(University of Southampton): The diffusion of externalities from Foreign Direct Investment: Theory Ahead of Measurement.
Standing Committee Special Lunch (by invitation only)
14:30. Contributed Sessions
Political Economy and Institutions Room: Jorge Born
Miguel Braun (Harvard University) Why is Fiscal Policy Procyclical in Developing Countries?.
Peter Rosendorff (University of Southern California) Why Democracies Cooperate More: Electoral Control and International Trade Agreements. (joint with Helen V. Milner and Edward Mansfield)
Sebastian Saiegh (NYU and Universidad de San Andres) Is there a democratic advantage? Assessing the role of Political Institutions in Sovergeing Borrowing.
Jorge M Streb (CEMA) Signalling in Political Cycles: Competency or Opportunism.
Growth: Evidence and Empirical Methodologies Room: Chica Planta Baja
Christian Johnson (Central Bank of Chile) A Switching Regime Model for Chilean Growth.
Alejandro Onofri (University of Nebraska - Lincoln) Measuring the Impact of Public Inputs on Productivity Growth. (joint with Lylian Fulgitini)
Mauricio Drelichman (Northwestern University) Law, Institutions and Growth.
Carlos Zarazaga (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas) Argentina’s growth Performance during the lost decade. (joint with Finn Kydland)
General Equilibrium and Financial Markets Room: Ledesma
Emilio Espino (UNLP) Capital Accumulation in an Economy with Private Information and a Finite Number of Heterogeneous Agents.
Jose Fajardo (Universidade Catolica de Brasilia) Arbitrage and Equilibrium in CMO Markets. (joint with Aloisio Araujo and Mario Pascoa)
Elvio Accinelli (Universidad de la República) Singular Economies.
Mitch Tvede (University of Copenhagen) Voting in Assemblies of Shareholders and Incomplete Markets. (joint with Herve Cres)
Time Series Econometrics Room Lebach
Gabriel Rodriguez (University of Ottawa) Residual Based Tests for Cointegration with GLS Detrended Data. (joint with Pierre Perron)
José Antonio González (Stanford Unversity). Exchange Rate Pass-through and Partial Dollarizatoin: Is There a Link
Matias Tapia (Central Bank of Chile) Stable Money Demands: A Seasonal Cointegration Approach. (joint with Raimundo Soto)
Financial Contagion, Financial Crisis and Recovery from the Crisis Room: Agardy
Guglielmo. M. Caporale (South Bank University) Monetary Policy and the Exchange rate during the Asian Crisis: identification through heteroskedasticity.. (joint with P. Demetriades)
Maria Soledad Martinez Peria (World Bank) Is the Crisis Growing More Severe? (joint with Michael Bordo, Barry Eichengreen and Daniela Klingebeld)
Gonzalo Castañeda (Universidad de las Américas - Puebla) Internal Capital Markets. An explanation of the Mexican recovery after the 1995 crisis.
Massimo Sbracia (Bank of Italy) Correlation Analysis of Financial Contagion: What you should know before running a test. (joint with Giancarlo Corsetti and Marcelo Pericolli)
Decision Theory, Game Theory and Learning Room: Murchinson
Federico Echenique (UTDT) A Characterization of Strategic Complementarities.
Wilfredo Maldonado (Universidade Federal Fluminense) A Note on Learning Chaotic Sunspot Equilibrium. (joint with Aloisio Araujo)
Oscar Volij (Brown University and Hebrew University) In defense of Defect.
Eduardo Zambrano (University of Notre Dame) The Tension between Prediction and Optimization in Interactive Belief Systems.
New developments in Economics of Development Room: Banco UNB
Anna Aizer (UCLA) Home Alone: Maternal Employment, Child Care and Adolescent Behavior.
Marco Manacorda (LSE) The Evolution of Living Arrangements Among Young Italian Men. (joint with Enrico Moretti)
Reynaldo Fernandes (University of Sao Paulo) Explaining the Time Allocation Decisions of Adolescents in Latin America and the Caribbean. (joint with Naercio Menezes Filho, Paulo Pichetti and Renata Narita)
Daniel Lederman (World Bank). Socializing in Argentina.
16:00: Coffee Break
16:15: Invited Lectures and Panels
Regulation and Incentives Room: Lebach
Eduardo Engel (Yale University) The Economics of Highway Franchising.
Hugo Hopenhayn (University of Rochester and Universidad Di Tella). Social Insurance and Incentives.
Auctions: Theory and Applications. Room: Ledesma
Paul Klemperer (Oxford University) What Really Matters in Auction Design
Alejandro Manelli (Arizona State University, Universidad de San Andrés) Optimal Selling Strategies for Multiple Good Monopolists.
Revista de Análisis Económico Lecture (sponsored by Revista de Analisis Economico). Room: Chica Planta Baja
Michele Boldrin (University of Minnesota). The Pension System we should have. Reconsidering the link between pensions and economic growth
Special Invited Panel
The Making of Economic Policy in Theory and Practice. Room: Agardy
Ricardo Haussman (Harvard University)
Federico Sturzenegger (Ministry of Economy of Argentina)
José De Gregorio (Member of the Board, Central Bank of Chile)
17:45: Rolf Mantel Lecture. Chairman: Alejandro Manelli (Arizona State University and Universidad de San Andres)
Pierre-André Chiappori (University of Chicago) The Debreu – Mantel – Sonnenschein Problem Thirty Years Later. Where do we stand?
9:15: Miguel Sidrauski. Sat 28. Chair: Rosa Matzkin.
Maurice Obstfeld (UC Berkeley) International Macroeconomics. Beyond the Mundell Fleming Model.
10:45: Coffee Break
11:00: Invited Lectures
Banking Theory. Room: Jorge Born
Sudipto Bhattacharya (London School of Economics) Contracting and Financing in Knowledge. Intensive Environments.
Xavier Vives (Instituto de Análisis Económico, CSIC) Dollarization, Bailouts and the Stability of the Banking System. (joint with Douglas Gale)
Learning and Evolution Room: Ledesma
David Easley (Cornell University). Learning and Evolution in Markets.
David Levine (UCLA). Evolution of Cooperation through Imitation (joint with Wolfgang Pesendorfer).
Labor Markets and Unemployment Room: Chica Planta Baja
Gilles St. Paul (Université de Toulouse) Distribution and growth in an economy with limited needs
Dale Mortensen (Northwestern University). Is the (Danish) Labor Market Monopsonistic?
Mario Henrique Simonsen Lecture Room: Lebach
Alberto Trejos (INCAE, Costa Rica). Opening Small Economies and Dollarization
Mariano Tommasi (CEDI-Universidad de San Andrés). Institutions, Intertemporal Political Agreements, and Public Policies.
Special Lecture: Eduardo Aninat , Deputy Managing Director (IMF).
Globalization: Will it end up Changing some of our Economic Paradigms? Room: Agardy
14:15: Contributed Sessions and Panel
Applied Econometrics Room: Ledesma
Kaddour Hadri (University of Liverpool) Testing for Stationarity in Heterogeneous Panel Data with Serially Correlated Errors.
Roberto Alvarez (Universidad de Chile) The Impact of Licenses in a "Later Starter" LDC: Chile in the 1990´s
Frederick Demers (University of Ottawa) Analyzing the Stability of the Taylor in Canada. (joint with Gabriel Rodriguez)
Jesús Otero (Universidad del Rosario) On the Dynamics of Lending of Deposit Interest rates in Emerging markets: A Non-Linear Approach. (joint with Costas Milas and Ana María Iregui)
Topics in General Equilibrium Theory Room: Banco UNB
Arnold Chassagnon (Université Toulouse I) Second Best Optima in an Adverse Selection Insurance Model . (joint with Bertrand Villeneuve)
Jorge Rivera (Universidad de Chile) Competitive Equilibrium with Small Indivisibilities. (joint with Michael Florig)
Alejandro Jofre (Universidad de Chile) Continuity properties for Nash and Walras Equilibrium points and applications. (joint with Roger Weiss)
Pascal Gourdel (University Paris1) Decentralizing weakly Pareto Optimal Allocations in Infinite Dimensional non-convex Economies. (joint with Monique Florenzano and Alejandro Jofre)
Privatization, Auctions and Regulation: Theory and Evidence Room: Chica Planta Baja
Maximo Torero(Group of Analysis for Development) The Impact of the Privatization of Telecommunications in Peru on the Welfare of Urban Consumers.
Ivan Canay (UADE) Measuring Inefficiency in Public Utilities: Does the Distribution Matter. (Joint with Martín Rossi)
Norman Thurston (Brigham Young University) Sequential Auctions: Theory and Evidence from the Seattle Fur Exchange. (joint with Val Lambson)
Ronald Fischer (Universidad de Chile) How to auction an essential facility when underhand agreements are possible. (joint with Eduardo Engel and Alexander Galetovic)
Corruption, Political Institutions and Public Policy Room: Lebach
Ernesto Schargrodski (UTDT) Using a Terrorist Attack to Estimate the Effect of Police on Crime. (joint with Rafael Di Tella)
Omar Arias (IDB) Heterogeneity in the Determinants of Income Tax Evasion: a Quantile Regression Analysis of U.S. TMCP Data. (joint with CO-AUTOR)
Francisco Ferreira (PUC - Rio) Education for the Masses?.
Alvaro Forteza (Universidad de la República) Electoral Competition and the Unfunding of Public Pension Programs.
Labor Economics Room: Agardy
Erwan Quintin (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas) Formality or Size Premium. Evidence from Argentinean Wages. (joint with Sangeeta Pratap)
Janine Berg (New School for Social Reserch) Is there a Wage Curve in Chile? (joint with Dante Contreras)
Maria Tannuri Pianto (Universidade de Brasília) Relative Earnings of Inmigrants and Natives under Changes in the US Wage Structure: 1970 - 1990: A Quantile Regression Approach.
Samuel Berlinski (CEDI and Universidad de San Andres) On the Estimation and Testing of Wage Equations Using GMM.
Topics on Inflation Room: Murchinson
Eduardo Ley (IMF) Whose Inflation? A Characterization of the CPI Plutocratic Bias.
Joe Akira Yoshino (Universidade de São Paulo) A Restatement of the Welfare Costs of Inflation: The Waste of Scarce Resourcdes in manufacturing and Household Sectors.
Marco Terrones (IMF) Fiscal Deficits and Inflation: A New Look at the EM Evidence. (joint with Luis Catao)
Michael Kumhof (Stanford University) A Theory of Rational Inflationary Inertia. (joint with Guillermo Calvo and O. Celasun)
Income Distribution Issues Room: Jorge Born
Guillermo Paraje (University of Cambridge) Inequality, Welfare and the Polarisation in the Great Buenos Aires.
Bernardo Blum (UCLA) Decomposing Income Inequality into Trade, Technologial and Factor Supply Components: theory and Data.
Jose Wynne (UCLA) Income Distribution as a Pattern of Trade.
Sebastian Galiani (UTDT) Optimal Income Support Targeting. (joint with Stefan De Watcher)
Panel: International Trade and Economic Structure (organized by the World Bank) Room: Constantini (Library Building).
Alexandre Monge-Naranjo (Northwestern University) Human Capital and Economic Structure in Costa Rica and El Salvador
Pablo Sanguinetti (UTDT): Determinants and Consequences of the Structure of Trade in Argentina
Daniel Lederman and Colin Xu (World Bank) Determinants of Comparative Advantage and Trade Intensity: Are Factor Endowments Destiny?
Marcelo Olarreaga (World Bank) Is Mercosur a Stepping Stone for Global
Competition? An Empirical Assesment
15:45: Coffee Break
16:00: Presidential Address. Chairman: Aloisio Araujo
Avinash Dixit (Princeton). On modes of economic governance17:30: Coffee Break
17:45: Contributed Sessions
Exchange Rate Policy Room: Agardy
Christian Broda (MIT) Terms of Trade and Exchange Rate Regimes in Developing Countries.
José Ernesto López Córdova (IDB). Exchange-Rate Regimes and International Trade: Evidence from the Classical Gold Standard Era (joint with Chris Meissner)
Eduardo Levy-Yeyati (UTDT) To Float or to Trail: Evidence on the Impact of Exchange Rate Regimes. (joint with Federico Sturzenegger)
Federico Sturzenegger (UTDT) Exchange Rate Regimes and Economic Performance. (joint with Eduardo Levy-Yeyati)
Credit and Insurance Markets and Institutions Room: Chica Planta Baja
Andrea Zaghini (Bank of Italy) The role of Banking System in the International Transmission of Shocks. (joint with Massimo Sbracia)
Alejandro Micco (IDB) Customer Turnover in the Chilean Pension System: Is it Inefficient?.
Alberto Chong (IDB) Structure and Development of Financial Institutions and Links with Trust: Cross - Country Evidence. (joint with Arturo Galindo and Cesar Calderon)
Andres Arias (UCLA) Banking Productivity and Economic Fluctuations: The story of Colombia and its New Banking Regulation in the Late 1990’s
Unemployment, Search and Labor Market Fluctuations Room: Jorge Born
Gonzalo Hernandez Licona (ITAM) Unemployment and Household Structure in Mexico.
Frederic Karamé (University of Paris 1) Can the Mortersen and Pissarides Model Reproduce the Asymmetric Dynamics of US and French Aggregate Gross Job Flows?.
Alvaro Riascos (Banco de la República de Colombia) Monetary Policy Rules in a Search Model of the Labor Market.
Robert M. Hussey (Georgetown University) Evaluating Business Cycle Models with Labor Market Search.
Topics on Growth Theory Room: Ledesma
Mari Carmen Puigcerver Penalver (Universidad de Murcia) Productive Public Expenditures, productivity and Growth.
Rodrigo Soares (University of Chicago) Life, Expectancy, Educational Attainment and Fertility Choice.
Nikola Spatafora (IMF) Economic Growth, Endogenous Reductions in Mortality, and the Demographic Transition.
Fernando Tohme (Universidad Nacional de Bahia Blanca) Political Regimes, Instability and Economic Growth. (joint with Carlos Dabus)
Topics in Economic Theory (Pure and Applied) Room: Lebach
Ahmet Alkan (Sabanci University) Stable Schedule Matching under Revealed Preference. (joint with David Gale)
Gustavo Bergantiños (Universidad de Vigo) Voting by Committees with Exit. (joint with D. Berga, Alejandro Neme , J. Masso)
Alejandro Saporiti (Universidad Nacional de Bahia Blanca) Order-restricted Preferences and Strategy -Proof Social Choice Rules. (joint with Fernando Tohme)
Juan Dubra (Yale University and Universidad de Montevideo) A Comparison of Alternative Models of Information. (joint with Federico Echenique)
Economics of Incomplete and Imperfect Information Room: Murchinson
Subir Chakrabarti (Indiana University, Purdue University IND) Collusion and Information Revelation in Oligopolies with Unknown Costs.
Humberto Moreira (PUC-Rio) Endogenous Altruism and Capitation Contracts. (joint with Marcos Lisboa)
Felipe Zurita (Universidad de Chile) Liquidity and the Simple IO of Stock Exchanges. (joint with Alexander Galetovic)
Martin Besfamille (UTDT) Do Insurance Defrauders want to be Punished? (joint with David Alary)
Public Policy Issues Room Banco UNB
Dante Contreras (Universidad de Chile) Evaluating a Voucher System in Chile.
Angel Calderon Madrid (El Colegio de Mexico) Evaluating the Impact on Employment and Unemployment Spells in Mexican Training Program for Unemployed Persons. (joint with Belem Trejo)
Gustavo Ventura (University of Western Ontario) Marriage and Taxes: A Two Sided Search Analysis. (joint with Hector Chade)
Marcelo Delajara (Universidad Siglo XXI) Federal Grants, Local Public - Good Provision and Consumption Smoothing.
19:30: Closing Ceremony, Dinner, Party.