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    • Análisis sectorial de la huella de carbono para la economía chilena: un enfoque basado en la matriz insumo-producto 

      López Vega, Ramón; Accorsi, Simón; Sturla, Gino (Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2016-10)
      El presente estudio desarrolla y aplica una metodología para calcular la huella de carbono sectorial en base a la matriz insumo-producto. Este método captura de una mejor forma las emisiones netas atribuibles a cada ...
    • Chile: the unbearable burden of inequality 

      López Vega, Ramón; Miller, Sebastian J. (Elsevier, 2008)
      Chile has been cited as a successful case of development. Relatively fast economic growth over almost two decades has been accompanied by a significant reduction in absolute poverty. However, persistent economic growth and ...
    • Climate change and natural disasters 

      López Vega, Ramón; Thomas, Vinod; Troncoso Albornoz, Pablo (Universidad de Chile, 2015-12)
      Intense climate-related disasters—floods, storms, droughts, and heat waves—have been on the rise worldwide. At the same time and coupled with an increasing concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, temperatures, ...
    • Corruption, pollution and the kuznets environment curve 

      López Vega, Ramón; Mitra, Siddhartha (Elsevier, 2000)
      This paper examines the implications of corruption and rent-seeking behavior by the government for the relationship between pollution and growth. Cases of both cooperative and non-cooperative interaction between the ...
    • Cómo Captar las Rentas del Cobre en Chile 

      López Vega, Ramón; Sturla Zerene, Gino Stefano (Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2017)
      En este trabajo se propone un mecanismo concreto para captar una parte significativa de las rentas económicas de la gran minería privada del cobre en Chile (GMP-10), estimadas en USD 120 mil millones3, por Sturla, Accorsi, ...
    • Debt, Poverty and Resource Management in a Rural Smallholder Economy 

      Barbier, Edward B.; López Vega, Ramón; Hochard, Jacob P. (Springer, 2016)
      This paper develops a model to capture the key features of poverty, credit constraints and resource management faced by poor rural households. We assume that, due to the existence of asymmetric information and moral hazard, ...
    • Desempleo y la estructura de los mercados laborales en Colombia 

      López Vega, Ramón (Universidad de Chile. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 1988-04)
      Los problemas de desempleo e ingresos bajos de un sector de la fuerza laboral empleada ha sido de gran interés, tanto en países desarrollados como en vías de desarrollo. Se usan comúnmente tres hipótesis para explicar el ...
    • Do tax cuts encourage rent seeking by top corporate executives? Theory and evidence 

      Andersen, Dana C.; López Vega, Ramón (Blackwell, 2019)
      This paper explores the role of tax policy in shaping incentives for executive effort(labor supply) and rent seeking within the firm. We develop a theoretical model thatdistinguishes between effort and rent-seeking responses ...
    • Do Tax Cuts Encourage Rent-Seeking by Top Corporate Executives? Theory and Evidence 

      López Vega, Ramón; Andersen, Dana (Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2012)
      This paper seeks to understand the role of tax policy in executive rent-seeking within the firm and income. While a longstanding literature maintains that executives are afforded discretion in obtaining rents, that the ...
    • Economic growth, natural disasters and climate change: New empirical estimates 

      López Vega, Ramón; Thomas, Vinod; Troncoso, Pablo A. (Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2016)
      This paper analyzes the association between climate change variables and the incidence of intense hydro meteorological disasters within a framework that include global and local climate variables as well as socio-econo ...
    • Estimating Labor Supply and Production Decisions of Self-Employed Producers 

      López Vega, Ramón (Elsevier, 1984)
      This paper proposes a model oriented towards integrating farm households' production and consumption decisions into a unified theoretical and econometric framework. It is argued that, in contrast with other forms of economic ...
    • Fiscal policy in Chile: Hindering sustainable development by favoring myopic growth 

      Figueroa Benavides, Eugenio; López Vega, Ramón (Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2011)
      We show that the tax system in Chile is insufficient, inefficient and inequitable. Insufficient because it does not yield enough revenues for the state to promote human capital development and to face poverty in a more ...
    • Fixed price controls and ad valorem distortions in an open economy 

      Chambers, Robert G.; López Vega, Ramón (Elsevier, 1993)
      This paper compares the welfare effects of ad valorem and fixed-price distortions for an open economy. In the case of export protection, domestic factor growth is much more likely to be immiserizing when fixed-price ...
    • Fundamental accrued capital gains and the measurement of top incomes: an application to Chile 

      López Vega, Ramón; Figueroa Benavides, Eugenio; Gutiérrez, Pablo (Springer, 2016)
      Most previous studies of income inequality have either ignored capital gains or have used taxable realized capital gains to estimate top incomes. Neither of these approaches is fully satisfactory. We apply for the first ...
    • The Gender Gap in Agricultural Productivity: The Role of Market Imperfections 

      Palacios López, Amparo; López Vega, Ramón (Taylor & Francis, 2015)
      This paper hypothesises that labour and credit market imperfections - by discouraging off-farm income-generating activities and restricting access to inputs, respectively - affect female farm productivity more deeply ...
    • Input-Output table and Carbon Footprint: Estimation and Structural Decomposition Analysis 

      Accorsi Opazo, Simón; López Vega, Ramón; Sturla Zerene, Gino Stefano (Universidad de Chile. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2018)
      En este artículo comparamos dos metodologías para medir y asignar entre sectores productivos la huella de carbono para el caso chileno (2008-2013): la metodología de Balance Energético (BE), tradicionalmente utilizada ...
    • Interactive dynamics between natural and man-made assets: The impact of external shocks 

      López Vega, Ramón; Schiff, Maurice (Elsevier, 2013)
      This paper studies a two-sector economy in which one of the sectors (the “commodity sector”) depends in part on the exploitation of a renewable natural resource and examines the issue in an economy-wide context where ...
    • Local neutrality of corporate tax systems 

      Gutiérrez C., Pablo; López Vega, Ramón; Figueroa Benavides, Eugenio (Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2014-10)
      This paper shows one important result, namely, that corporate tax systems that allow at least for two sources of investment tax deductions (e.g., accelerated arbitrary investment depreciation and deductibility of part ...
    • Migration and the skill composition of the labour force: the impact of trade liberalization in LDCs 

      López Vega, Ramón; Schiff, Maurice (Wiley-Blackwell, 1998)
      In this paper we add four features to the standard Heckscher-Ohlin model: skilled and unskilled labour, international labour mobility, migration costs, and financing constraints. We show that migration of unskilled, ...
    • Moderate" Minimum wages are likely to benefit workers after all: a general equilibrium view 

      López Vega, Ramón (Universidad de Chile. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 1994-11)
      It is shown that long-held views on the links between minimum wages and human capital arising from on-the-job training are not in general valid in a general equilibrium context. Of the three propositions obtained from ...