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  • Innovación tecnológica en Chile dónde estamos y qué se puede hacer 

    Benavente, José Miguel (Banco Central de Chile, 2005)
    Este trabajo es el resultado de un esfuerzo orientado a caracterizar la situación de Chile en los aspectos científico-tecnológicos desde un prisma económico. Del análisis realizado se desprende que, considerando el nivel ...
  • Mixed but not scrambled gender gaps in single-sex classrooms 

    Paredes Haz, Valentina (Universidad de Chile. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2018)
    In this paper we study the effect on the math gender gap from attending a singlesex classroom in a coeducational school versus a coeducational classroom in a coeducational school. In contrast to the previous literature ...
  • Do institutional blockholders influence corporate investment? evidence from emerging markets 

    Álvarez Espinoza, Roberto; Jara, Mauricio; Pombo, Carlos (Universidad de Chile. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2018)
    This paper examines the relation between firm investment ratios and institutional blockholders for a sample of 6,300 publicly traded firms in 16 large emerging markets for the 2004–2016 period. Results show that independent, ...
  • Las encuestas de ocupación y desocupación del Departamento de Economía de la Universidad de Chile 

    Riveros Cornejo, Luis; Cornejo, Mauricio (Universidad de Chile. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2018)
    Desde 1956 el Departamento de Economía de la Universidad de Chile ha estado realizando Encuestas Trimestrales de Ocupación y Desocupación por encargo del Banco Central de Chile. Manteniendo similar metodología, ha producido ...
  • Labor market returns to student loans 

    Bucarey, Alonso; Contreras Guajardo, Dante; Muñoz, Pablo (Universidad de Chile. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2018)
    This paper studies the labor market returns to a state guaranteed loan (SGL) used to finance university degrees. Using administrative data from Chile and a regression discontinuity design, we show that nine years after ...
  • Análisis comparativo de precios de medicamentos en América Latina 

    Álvarez Espinoza, Roberto; González Tissinetti, Aldo (Universidad de Chile. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2018)
    Este trabajo realiza una comparación de precios de medicamentos entre las seis principales economías de América Latina. Se emplea un modelo econométrico de panel con efecto fijo por país que controla por un variado ...
  • The impact of extended employment protection laws on the demand for temporary agency workers 

    Micco Aguayo, Alejandro; Muñoz Henríquez, Pablo (Universidad de Chile. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2018)
    The incidence of alternative work arrangements has risen during recent decades, affecting the shape of the economy and leading to calls for changes in labor regulation. In this paper, we study the demand for temporary ...
  • The effects of the minimum wage on employment and wages 

    Grau Veloso, Nicolás; Miranda, Jorge; Puentes Encina, Esteban (Universidad de Chile. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2018)
    The effect of the minimum wage on labor market outcomes is controversial. There are several studies for developed countries with mixed results, but there is a lack of evidence for developing countries. We have access to ...
  • Violence during early childhood and child development 

    Berthelon, Matias; Contreras Guajardo, Dante; Kruger, Diana; Palma, María Isidora (Universidad de Chile. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2018)
    We study the effects of violence towards children on early childhood cognitive and noncognitive development. We use data from a longitudinal nationally representative survey of Chilean children to generate estimates of ...
  • Accumulation of reserves in emerging and developing countries: mercantilism vs. insurance 

    Cabezas, Luis; Gregorio Rebeco, José de (Universidad de Chile. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2018)
    Motivated by the significant increases in international reserves during the 2000s, this paper analyzes the reasons why emerging and developing countries choose to accumulate them. In addition to a traditional measure of ...
  • Labor cost of mental health: evidence from Chile 

    Ruiz-Tagle, Jaime; Troncoso, Pablo (Universidad de Chile. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2018)
    Individuals’ labor market performance can be affected directly by their mental health through labor market participation and productivity. Moreover, poor mental health of workers limits labor mobility and hence efficiency ...
  • Technological Innovation and Employment: Complements or Substitutes? 

    Benavente, José Miguel; Lauterbach, Rodolfo (Universidad de Chile. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2006)
    In this paper we study the impact of innovation activities on employment. We develop an empirical strategy based on Jaumandreu (2003) whichaccounts for differences between product and process innovations. Using microdata ...
  • Fondo de Infraestructura 

    González Tissinetti, Aldo (Universidad de Chile. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2018)
    El Fondo de Infraestructura (FI) se constituye mediante el valor presente los ingresos netos futuros provenientes de los cobros a usuarios de las concesiones de obras públicas, una vez que se vuelvan a ...
  • Guns, Environment, and Abortion: How Single-Minded Voters Shape Politicians’ Decisions 

    Bouton, Laurent; Conconi, Paola; Pino, Francisco; Zanardi, Maurizio (Universidad de Chile. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2018)
    We study how electoral incentives affect policy choices on secondary issues, which only minorities of voters care intensely about. We develop a model in which office and policy motivated politicians choose to support or ...
  • Ambiguity and Long-Run Cooperation in Strategic Games 

    Rojas, Marco; Vergara, Damián (Universidad de Chile. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2018)
    This paper studies the effects of ambiguity on long-run cooperation in infinitely repeated games with strategic players. Using a neo-additive capacities framework, which allows us to work with a utility function ...
  • Understanding Tax Evasion Dynamics 

    Engel, Eduardo; Hines Jr., James R. (National Bureau of Economic Research, 1999)
    Americans who are caught evading taxes in one year may be audited for prior years. While the IRS does not disclose its method of selecting tax returns to audit, it is widely believed that a taxpayer's probability of being ...
  • Productividad, Tamaño y Empresas Súper-Estrella: Evidencia Microeconómica para Chile 

    Canales, Mario; García Marín, Álvaro (Universidad de Chile. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2018)
    Este trabajo estudia la relación entre tamaño y productividad en las empresas chilenas. Para ello, se utilizan datos administrativos del Servicio de Impuestos Internos de Chile (SII) para el período 2005-2015. El trabajo ...
  • Yardsticks on the road: regulatory contracts and cost efficiency in the Norweian Bus Industry 

    Morten, Dag; Gómez Lobo, Andrés (Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2001)
    In this paper a cost frontier model is estimated for an eleven-year panel of Norwegian bus companies (1136 company-year observations) using the methodology proposed by Battese and Coelli (1995). The main objective of the ...
  • Competition among schools and educational quality: tension between various objectives of educational policy 

    Grau Veloso, Nicolás; Gajardo, Felipe (Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2017-05)
    Using Chilean data for fourth grade students, this research studies the effect of competition among schools on the results of standardized tests, academic self-esteem and motivation, the climate within the school, civic ...
  • Sudden stops of capital flows: do foreign assets behave differently from foreign liabilities? 

    Agosín Trumper, Manuel; Díaz Maureira, Juan; Karnani Bhagwan, Mohit (Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 2017-06)
    We study the determinants of sudden stops in capital ows to emerging markets. Using gross international asset and liability ows (from the point of view of domestic residents), we identify three types of situations: (1) ...

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