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International Research Conference

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Universidad de los Andes
Fecha: De 24 de Agosto de 2012 hasta 25 de Agosto de 2012
Hora: De 9:30 am hasta 2:00 pm


General rule: Paper presentations: 20 minutes, Discussions: 10 minutes, Q&A: 10 minutes

First day (Friday, August 24th)

9:30 - 9:45

Welcoming remarks (Ana Maria Ibañez, CEDE – Universidad de los Andes)

9:45 - 12:25

First session - The economic consequences of crime and violence


Session chair: Leopoldo Fergusson (Universidad de los Andes)


Firm exit and armed conflict in Colombia (Adriana Camacho- Universidad de los Andes)

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Discussant: Andrea Velásquez (Duke University)


The Economic Burden of Crime: Evidence from Mexico (Andrea Velásquez- Duke University)

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Discussant: Andrés Zambrano (Universidad de los Andes)


Violence, Emotional Distress and induced changes in risk attitudes among the displaced population in Colombia (Andrés Moya- University of California, Davis)

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Discussant: Jorge Agüero (University of California, Riverside)


Agricultural Production Amidst Conflict: The effect of Shocks, Uncertainty and Governance of Non-State Actors (Ana María Ibáñez- Universidad de los Andes)

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Discussant:Andrés Moya(University of California, Davis)

12:25 - 1:45 PM


1:45 - 3:45

Second session – Armed conflict and child health


Session chair: Adriana Camacho (Universidad de los Andes)


Armed conflict and the health of children and adolescents: Evidence from the Rwanda Genocide (Jorge Agüero- University of California, Riverside)

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Discussant: Fabio Sánchez (Universidad de los Andes)


Armed conflict, household victimization and child health in Côte d’Ivoire (Olga Shemyakina- Georgia Institute of Technology)

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Discussant: David Bardey (Universidad de los Andes)


Aerial spraying, coca cultivation and health outcomes: the case of Colombia (Daniel Mejía- Universidad de los Andes)

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Discussant: Olga Shemyakina (Georgia Institute of Technology)

3:45 - 4:00

Coffee break

7:30 PM

Conference dinner

Second day (Saturday, August 25th)

9:00 - 11:00

Fourth session – Politics, Corruption and Violent Conflict


Session chair: Daniel Mejia (Universidad de los Andes)


Don’t make war, make elections (Leopoldo Fergusson- Universidad de los Andes)

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Discussant: Benjamin Lessing (Stanford University)


Violent Corruption and Violent Lobbying: The Logic(s) of Cartel-State Conflict in México, Brazil and Colombia (Benjamin Lessing- Stanford University)

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Discussant: Alvaro Aguirre (Central Bank, Chile)


The risk of civil conflicts as a determinant of political institutions (Álvaro Aguirre- Central Bank, Chile)

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Discussant: Leopoldo Fergusson (Universidad de los Andes)

11:00 - 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:45 PM

Fifth session – Keynote lecture


Session chair: Adriana Camacho (Universidad de los Andes)


"Guns, Lawyers, and Money: Economic Consequences of Costly Conflict." (Stergios Skaperdas- University of California, Irvine)

12:45 PM


Lugar: Hotel Las Américas, Cartagena, Colombia