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    • Highway franchising: pitfalls and opportunities 

      Engel, Eduardo; Fischer, Ronald; Galetovic, Alexander (American Economic Association, 1997)
      We build a conceptual framework to analyze the virtues and limitations of alternative mechanisms that can be used to auction a highway. We argue that current mechanisms, which fix the term of the franchise, create unnecesary ...
    • Migration and the skill composition of the labour force: the impact of trade liberalization in LDCs 

      López, 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, ...
    • Towards an evaluation of regional integration in Latin America in the 1990s 

      Devlin, Robert; Ffrench-Davis, Ricardo (John Wiley & Sons, 1999)
      THE decade of the 1990s has witnessed a wave of regional integrationinitiatives in Latin America: more than 15 agreements — free trade areasor customs unions — since 1990 with a handful more in varying degrees ofnegotiation ...
    • Explaining investment dynamics in U.S. manufacturing: a generalized (S; s) approach 

      Caballero, Ricardo; Engel, Eduardo (The Econometric Society, 1999)
      In this paper we derive a model of aggregate investment that builds from the lumpymicroeconomic behavior of firms facing stochastic fixed adjustment costs. Instead of theŽ.standard sharp S, s bands, firms’ adjustment ...
    • Systematic mapping on social media and its relation to business 

      Nicolas Alarcon, Carolina; Urrutia Sepúlveda, Angélica; Valenzuela Fernández, Leslier; Gil Lafuente, Jaime (Elsevier, 2018)
      The aim of this study is to analyse the reach of existing investigation on social media and its relation to companies throughout 2014-2015. To achieve the proposed, the study proceeds in classifying such information and ...
    • Corruption, pollution and the kuznets environment curve 

      López, 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 ...
    • Government transparency measurement through prioritized distance operators 

      Aviles Ochoa, Ezequiel; Leon Castro, Ernesto; Alessandri Pérez-Arellano, Luis; Merigo, Jose M. (IOS Press, 2018)
      The prioritized induced probabilistic ordered weighted average distance (PIPOWAD) has been developed. This new operator is an extension of the ordered weighted average (OWA) operator that can be used in cases where we have ...
    • Least‐present‐value‐of‐revenue auctions and highway franchising 

      Engel, Eduardo; Fischer, Ronald D.; Galetovic, Alexander (The University of Chicago Press, 2001)
      In this paper we show that fixed-term contracts, which are commonly used to franchise highways, do not allocate demand risk optimally. We characterize the optimal risk-sharing contract and show that it can be implemented ...
    • A Note on Enforcement Spending and VAT Revenues 

      Engel, Eduardo; Galetovic, Alexander; Raddatz, Claudio E. (The MIT Press, 2001)
      Tax compliance studies usually focus on the effect of enforce-ment spending on tax evasion. Reliable estimates are difficult to obtain because evasion data are often suspect. This note shows how tax revenues can be used ...
    • Policy-Driven Productivity in Chile and Mexico in the 1980’s and 1990’s 

      Bergoeing, Raphael; Kehoe, Patrick J.; Kehoe, Timothy J.; Soto, Raimundo (American Economic Association, 2002)
      Both Chile and Mexico experienced severe economic crises in the early 1980s, but Chile recovered much faster than did Mexico. Using growth accounting and a calibrated dynamic general equilibrium model, we conclude that the ...
    • Water subsidy policies: a comparison of the Chilean and Colombian schemes 

      Gómez-Lobo, Andres; Contreras Guajardo, Dante (Oxford University Press, 2003)
      Analysis of two water subsidy schemes--a means-tested subsidy in Chile and a geographically targeted subsidy in Colombia--shows that the means-tested system is better able to identify poor households than the geographically ...
    • The policy roots of socioeconomic stagnation and environmental implosion: Latin America 1950-2000 

      López, Ramón (Elsevier, 2003)
      The persistence of growth and its equity and environmental effects heavily depend on the composition of asset investments. Physical, human, and natural capital are the key assets behind the development process. Market ...
    • Measuring the performance of Chile's tax administration 

      Serra Banfi, Pablo (National Tax Association, 2003)
      - The purpose of this paper is to measure the effectiveness of Chile’s Internal Revenue Service (SII). We assume that its goal is to achieve maximum compliance from taxpayers while minimizing compliance costs. Sample ...
    • Energy prices in the presence of plant indivisibilities 

      Fischer, Ronald; Serra Banfi, Pablo (Elsevier, 2003)
      In several countries (Chile, Bolivia, Argentina and Peru, among others), power plants are dispatched according to merit order, i.e. based on the marginal operating costs of the plants. In this scheme, the operating plant ...
    • Could higher taxes increase the long-run demand for capital? Theory and evidence for Chile 

      Bustos, Alvaro; Engel, Eduardo; Galetovic, Alexander (Elsevier, 2004)
      On theoretical grounds alone, there is no a priori reason why higher taxes should reduce the desired capital stock, since a tax increase reduces marginal returns but also increases depreciation and interest payment allowances. ...
    • Why is manufacturing trade rising even as manufacturing output is falling? 

      Bergoeing, Raphael; Kehoe, Timothy J.; Strauss-Kahn, Vanessa; Mu Yi, Kei (The American Economic Association, 2004)
      For the OECD as whole, as well as for the U.S., manufacturing exports have been rising, while manufacturing output (both expressed as a share of total GDP) has been falling. We examine the prevalence of this puzzling fact ...
    • Response of Tax Credit Claims to Tax Enforcement: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment in Chile 

      Agostini, Claudio; Martínez Alvear, Claudia (Wiley, 2014)
      Diesel in Chile receives a different tax treatment depending on its use. If diesel is used in industrial activities the diesel tax paid can be used as a credit against VAT and if diesel is used in freight or public ...
    • How to Auction a Bottleneck Monopoly when Underhand Vertical Agreements are Possible 

      Engel, Eduardo; Fischer, Ronald; Galetovic, Alexander (Wiley, 2004)
      A seaport is awarded in a Demsetz auction to the operator bidding the lowest cargo-handling fee. The competitive auction is irrelevant if the port operator integrates into shipping and sabotages competitors, thus providing ...
    • Three Strikes and You’re Out: Reply to Cooper and Willis 

      Caballero, Ricardo; Engel, Eduardo (The American Economic Association, 2004)
      Cooper and Willis (2003) is the latest in a sequence of criticisms of our methodology for estimating aggregate nonlinearities when microeconomic adjustment is lumpy. Their case is based on “reproducing” our main findings ...
    • Trust and commitment in the formation of donor loyalty 

      Barra Villalón, Cristóbal; Pressgrove, Geah; Torres Moraga, Eduardo (Taylor & Francis, 2018)
      This cross-national study empirically tests a model that explains the ways in which trust and commitment lead to loyalty in the organization-donor relationship. This research fills a gap in the literature by contrasting ...