June 9, 10, 15 and 16, 2021

Agenda (EST Time)

 

DAY 1. JUNE 9, 2021

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10:15 - 10:30 AM. OPENING DAY 1: Marcela Meléndez (UNDP)


10:30 AM - 12:30 PM. INEQUALITY AND SOCIAL MOBILITY:

●       “The Changing Picture of Inequality in Latin America: Evidence for Three Decades”

Leonardo Gasparini (CEDLAS). Co-author: Guillermo Cruces (CEDLAS) (20 min)

DISCUSSANT: Facundo Alvaredo (The World Inequality Lab) (10 min)

●       “Longer-run Perspectives on Intergenerational Mobility in Latin America: 1933-1992”

Guido Neidhöfer (ZEW Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research) (20 min)

DISCUSSANT: Ximena Del Carpio (Banco Mundial Grupo de Pobreza) (10 min)

●       “Intergenerational Mobility in Latin America in Comparative Perspective”

Florencia Torche (Stanford University) (20 min)

DISCUSSANT: Francisco H.G Ferreira (London School of Economics) (10 min)

Open discussion (30 min)

MODERATOR: Sandra García (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia)

 

12:30 – 1:30 PM. PRODUCTIVITY AND ECONOMIC GROWTH:

●       “The Latin American Growth Shortfall: Productivity and Inequality”

Eduardo Fernández-Arias (Independent consultant). Co-author: Nicolás Fernández-Arias (Princeton University) (20 min)

DISCUSSANT:  Marcela Eslava (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia) (10 min)


Open discussion (30 min)

MODERATOR: Pablo Sanguinetti (CAF)

 

1:30 – 2:30 PM. SOCIAL PROTECTION SYSTEMS 1:

●       “Time for a New Course: An Essay on Social Protection and Growth in Latin America”

Santiago Levy (Brookings Institution y PNUD). Co-author: Guillermo Cruces (CEDLAS) (20 min)

DISCUSSANT: Orazio Attanasio (Yale University) (10 min)


Open discussion (30 min)

MODERATOR: Norbert Schady (Banco Mundial).

 

DAY 2. JUNE 10, 2021

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10:45 - 11:00 AM. OPENING DAY 2Santiago Levy (Brookings Institution y PNUD)


11:00 AM - 12:30 PM. SOCIAL PROTECTION SYSTEMS 2 (PARALLEL SESSION 1):

●       “Informal and small: How labor market institutions affect inequality, income volatility and labor productivity in Brazil”

Sergio Firpo (Insper Institute of Education and Research).

Co-author: Alysson Portella (Insper Institute of Education and Research) (20 min)

DISCUSSANT:  André Portela (Fundación Getulio Vargas) (10 min)

●       “Políticas de protección social y laboral en el Perú. Una espiral de buenas intenciones, malos resultados y peores respuestas”

Hugo Ñopo (GRADE) (20 min)

DISCUSSANT:  Toni Alva (ONG Acasus) (10 min)

Open discussion (30 min)

 

MODERATOR: Adriana Camacho (PNUD y Universidad de los Andes, Colombia)

 

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM. SISTEMAS DE PROTECCIÓN SOCIAL 2 (SESIÓN PARALELA 2)

Registro: https://undp.zoom.us/j/84434497966

●      “¿Cuán efectiva es la protección social en Honduras?”

Andrés Ham (Universidad de los Andes de Colombia). Coautor: Sergio Membreño-Cedillo (PNUD) (20 min)

DISCUTE: Hernán Winkler (Banco Mundial) (10 min)

●       “¿Informalidad o exclusión? Mercados fragmentados bajo el Sistema de Protección Social colombiano”

Marcela Meléndez (PNUD). Coautores: Francisco Alvarado (PNUD) y Marcela Pantoja (PNUD) (20 min)

DISCUSSANT: Santiago Levy (Brookings Institution y PNUD) (10 min)

Open discussion (30 min)

MODERATOR: Mauricio Cárdenas (Columbia University)

 

12:30 – 2:00 PM. VIOLENCE:

●       “The Effects of Violence on Inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Research Agenda”

Ana Arjona (Northwestern University) (20 min)

DISCUSSANT: Ana María Ibáñez (BID) (10 min)

●       “Inequality and Crime in Latin America and the Caribbean: New Data for an Old Question”

Ernesto Schargrodsky (Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, CAF y CONICET). Co-author: Lucía Freira (Universidad Torcuato Di Tella) (20 min)

DISCUSSANT: Daniel Ortega (CAF) (10 min)


Open discussion (30 min)

MODERATOR: Juan Fernando Vargas (Universidad del Rosario)

 

DÍA 3. JUNIO 15 DE 2021

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9:45-10:00 AMMarcela Meléndez (UNDP)

10:00 - 11:00 AM. CONCENTRATION OF POWER: MARKET POWER:

●      “Market concentration, market fragmentation, and inequality in Latin America”

Marcela Eslava (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia). Coautores: Marcela Meléndez (PNUD) y Nicolás Urdaneta (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia) (20 min)

DISCUSSANT: Andrés Gómez-Lobo (Universidad de Chile) (10 min)

Open discussion (30 min)

MODERATOR: Santiago Levy (Brookings Institution y PNUD)

 

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM. CONCENTRATION OF POWER: BIG BUSINESS POLITICAL POWER:

●      “Lobbying for Inequality? How Different Business Elites Navigate the Policy-Making Process in Central America”

Mónica Pachón (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia).

Co-author: Javier Brolo (Universidad Francisco Marroquín) (20 min)

DISCUSSANT: Ana De La O (Yale University) (10 min)

 

●       “Big Business and the Inequality Trap in Latin America: Taxes, Collusion, and Undue Influence”

Ben Ross Schneider (MIT) (20 min)

DISCUSSANT: Alisha Holland (Harvard University) (10 min)

Open discussion (30 min)

MODERATOR: Luis Felipe López-Calva (PNUD)

 

DÍA 4. JUNIO 16 DE 2021

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9:45-10:00 AMMarcela Meléndez (UNDP)

10:00 - 11:00 AM. CONCENTRATION OF POWER: UNIONS POLITICAL POWER:

●       “How do Labor Unions affect Inequality and Efficiency in Latin America and the Caribbean?”

Lucas Ronconi (Universidad de Buenos Aires) (20 min)

DISCUSSANT: Candelaria Garay (Harvard University) (10 min)

Open discussion (30 min)

MODERATOR: Julián Messina (BID)

 

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM. CONCENTRATION OF POWER: MONOPSONY POWER AND LABOR MARKETS:

●       “The impact or labor market institutions on markups and markdowns: evidence from manufacturing and service sectors in Uruguay”

Nestor Gandelman (Universidad ORT Uruguay). Coautor: Carlos Casacuberta (Universidad de la República) (20 min)

DISCUSSANT: Eduardo Fernández-Arias (Independent consultant) (10 min)

 

●       “Labor-Market Concentration and Earnings: Evidence from Chile”

Alvaro García-Marin (Universidad de los Andes, Chile) (20 min)

DISCUSSANT: Marcela Meléndez (PNUD) (10 min)

Open discussion (30 min)

MODERATOR: Marcela Eslava (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia)

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