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1st Annual Colombian Economics Conference
Fecha: 18 de Diciembre de 2018
Hora: 08:00 - 17:30
Lugar: 8th floor, Edificio Santo Domingo - SD de la Universidad de los Andes (Calle 21 Nº 1 - 20).

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Free and open to the public | Registration

8th floor, Edificio Santo Domingo - SD de la Universidad de los Andes (Calle 21 Nº 1 - 20).  

8:00 - 8:15 a.m. | Registration and Cofee

8:15 - 8:30 a.m. | 

Welcome - Salón SD 801

8:30 - 10:30 a.m. | Parallel Sessions 1


Political Economy-Empirical - Salón SD 801

Leopoldo Fergusson, Universidad de los Andes | Do Ghosts Exist? Corruption in the Colombian Education System
Sandra Rozo,
Marshall  School  of  Business | Brothers or invaders? How crises-driven migrants shape voting behavior
Mounu Prem, Universidad del Rosario | The Geography of Repression and Support for Democracy: Evidence from the Pinochet Dictatorship
Leonardo Bonilla, Banco de la República | Jam-barrel politics: Road building and legislative voting in Colombia


Macro Labor - Salón SD 802

Christian Posso, Banco de la República | Solving the puzzle between the minimum wage and employment: an analysis for a developing economy
Camilo Morales-Jimenez, Federal  Reserve  Board  | Dynamic and Stochastic Search Equilibrium
Daniel Wills, Universidad de los Andes | Optimal Taxation and Informality
Juan Fernando Duque, Universidad  EAFIT | The employment effects of offshoring in developing countries: empirical evidence from Colombia


Finance - Salón SD 803

Francisco Palomino, Federal  Reserve  Board  | An Irrelevance Theorem for Risk Aversion and Time-Varying Risk
David Echeverry, University  of  Notre  Dame | Information Frictions in Securitization Markets: Unsophisticated Investors or Opaque Assets?
Alejandro Rivera, University  of  Texas | Extrapolation Bias and Optimal Liquidity Management
Alvaro Riascos, Universidad de los Andes | Unit Commitment, Opportunity Costs and Market Power in a Structural Model of the Colombian Spot Electricity Market


10:30 - 11:00 a.m. | Coffee Break

11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. | Parallel Sessions 2


Political Economy - Salón SD 801

Oskar Nupia, Universidad de los Andes | Campaign Finance Policies when Money Mobilizes Voters But Harm Public Projects
Jorge Gallego, Universidad del Rosario | The Political Economy of Patrons, Brokers, and Voters
Luis Felipe Sáenz, University  of  South  Carolina | Income, Education and Democracy


Interational/Trade Salón SD 802

Margarita Lopez Forero, Paris  1  University  -  Paris  School  of  Economics | The proximity-concentration trade-off with multi-product firms: Are exports and FDI complements or substitutes?
Juan David Torres-Alarcón, Banco de la República | Putting the eggs in multiple baskets: a quasi-experimental approach to export promotion in Colombia during the 1960s
Juan Cordoba, Iowa  State  University | Accounting for the International Quantity-Quality Trade-off


Macro Salón SD 803

Marla Ripoll, University  of  Pittsburgh | The Elasticity of Intergenerational Substitution, Parental Altruism and Fertility Choice
Mauricio Rodriguez, Universidad del Rosario | The Cost of the Status Quo: Exploration Or Innovation in the Face of Scarcity
Nicolas Suárez, Banco de la República | Digital Payments Adoption and the Demand for Cash: New International Evidence 


12:30 - 2:00 p.m. | Lunch Break - The Department of Economics at Universidad de los Andes will offer lunch to presenters and faculty members

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Parallel Sessions 3


Crime/Conflict Salón SD 801

Juan Vargas, Universidad del Rosario | Killing Social Leaders for Territorial Control: The Unintended Consequences of Peace
Mateo Vasquez-Cortes, New  York  University | Criminality as a Social Process: Evidence From Colombian Ex-Combatants
Juan Sebastián Muñoz, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign | Unraveling Place-Based Preferences: Do School Shootings Erode Property Values?


Macro Empirical Salón SD 802

David Perez-Reyna, Universidad de los Andes | Contracts, Firm Dynamics and Aggregate Productivity
Dairo Estrada & Camilo De Los Rios, Banco de la República | Financial Stability and Financial Inclusion in Colombia
Jose E. Gómez-González, Banco de la República | Bank Market Power and Firm Finance: Evidence from Bank and Loan Level Data


Health/Labor Applied Salón SD 803

Ryan Brown, University  of  Colorado  Denver | Cognitive Development and Infectious Disease: Gender Differences in Investments and Outcomes
Paul Rodríguez-Lesmes |
The causal effect of contraceptive efforts on intimate partner violence: evidence from the Zika crisis in Colombia
Andrea Velásquez, University  of  Colorado  Denver | The Effects of Increasing Immigration Enforcement on the Labor Supply of High-Skilled Native Women


3:30 - 4:00 p.m. | Coffee Break 

4:00 - 5:30 p.m. | Parallel Sessions 4

Education Salón SD 801

Andres Moya, Universidad de los Andes | Equality of Opportunity and Human Capital Accumulation: Motivational Effect of a Nationwide Scholarship in Colombia
Carolina Arteaga, UCLA | The Cost of Bad Parents
Felipe Valencia (UBC) | Tordesillas, Slavery and the Origins of Brazilian Inequality

Firms level macro/IO Salón SD 802

Marcela Eslava, Universidad de los Andes | The life cycle growth of plants: the role of productivity, demand, and “distortions”
Juanita Gonzalez-Uribe, LSE | Identifying and Spurring “Gazelles”: Evidence from a Business Accelerator
Juan Camilo Castillo, Stanford  University | Who Benefits from Surge Pricing?

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Closing Event 

We encourage you to share some beers at BBC Bodega at CityU (walking distance from the Department of Economics).