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Universidad de los Andes
Fecha: De 26 de Mayo de 2011 hasta 27 de Mayo de 2011
Hora: De 8:00 am hasta 5:00 pm
Thursday, May 26th

Morning session:

Conflict and inequality

Morning sessions Chair:

Ernesto Dal Bó (UC Berkeley)

9:00 - 9:05 am.

Opening remarks. Marcela Eslava (Universidad de Los Andes)

9:05 - 9:55 am.

“The Risk of Civil Conflicts and Political Institutions.”
Álvaro Aguirre - (University of Pennsylvania)

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Discussant: Juan Fernando Vargas (Universidad del Rosario)

9:55 - 10:45 am.

“Civil War and Foreign Influence”
Facundo Albornoz-Crespo - (University of Birmingham) and Esther Hauk

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Discussant: Mauricio Olivera (Fedesarrollo)

10:45 - 11:00 am.

Coffee break

11:00 - 11:50 am.

“The rich-poor divide, within-groups inequality and armed conflict.”
Juan Fernando Vargas - (Universidad del Rosario) and Leopoldo Fergusson

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Discussant: Marcela Eslava (Universidad de los Andes)

11:50 am. - 12:40 pm.

“The long trace of inequality: evidence from Cundinamarca, Colombia”
Juan Sebastián Galán - (Universidad de Los Andes - IADB)

Discussant: Frederico Finan (UC Berkeley)

12:40 - 2:00 pm.


Afternoon session 1:

Political economy of taxation

Afternoon Sessions Chair:

Claudio Ferraz (PUC Rio)

2:00 - 2:50 pm.

“Tax Me, But Spend Wisely : The Political Economy of Taxes, Evidence from Brazilian Local Governments.”
Lucie Gadenne - (Paris School of Economics)

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Discussant: Ernesto Stein (IADB)

2:50 - 3:40 pm.

“The role of central bank independence on optimal taxation and seigniorage.”
Guillermo Vuletin - (Colby College) and Roberto Delhy Nolivos

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Discussant: Natalia Salazar (Fedesarrollo)

3:40 - 4:00 pm.

Coffee break

Afternoon session 2:

The Wealth of Politicians

4:00 - 4:50 pm.

"Wealth Accumulation by U.S. Congressmen, 1845-1875: Were the Civil War Years Exceptional(ly Good)?"
Pablo Querubin - (Universidad de Los Andes and Harvard University) and James M. Snyder, Jr.

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Discussant: Ernesto Dal Bó (UC Berkeley)

4:50 - 5:40 pm.

“Wealth and Political Power. Evidence from the Foundation of Buenos Aires.”
Martin Rossi - (Universidad de San Andrés)

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Discussant: Pablo Querubín (Universidad de Los Andes and Harvard University)

Friday, May 27th

Morning session:

Political economy of public policy

Morning Sessions Chair:

Ernesto Stein (IADB)

9:00 - 9:50 am.

“The Political Economy of Moral Conflict: An Empirical Study of Learning and Law Enforcement under Prohibition.”
Camilo García-Jimeno - (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Discussant: Jimena Hurtado (Universidad de los Andes)

9:50 - 10:40 am.

“Politics and Preschool: The Political Economy of Investment in Pre-Primary Education.”
Katrina Kosec – (Stanford University)

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Discussant: Darío Maldonado (Universidad del Rosario)

10:40 - 11:00 am.

Coffee break

11:00 - 11:50 am.

“Anti-poverty programs and Presidential election outcomes: Familias en Acción in Colombia.”
Oscar Nupia - (Universidad de los Andes)

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Discussant: Claudio Ferraz (PUC Rio)

11:50 am. - 12:50 pm.

Keynote presentation: “Special interest politics and the exchange rate”
Jeffry Frieden - (Harvard University)

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12:50 - 1:00 pm.

Closing remarks

1:00 - 2:30 pm.


Lugar: Cartagena, Colombia