Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

XIV Meetings of the LACEA/ IADB/ WB/ UNDP Research Network on Inequality and Poverty

April 9th, 2010

Location
Stone Center for Latin American Studies
Greenleaf Conference Room
100A Jones Hall

Schedule

9:00 – 9:15 Welcome
Ludovico Feoli and Nora Lustig (Tulane University)

9:15-10:45 Session I
  • Chair: Nora Lustig (Tulane University)
  • ‘€œPermanent effects of economic crises on household welfare: Evidence and projections from Argentina´s downturns‘€ Guillermo Cruces (Cedlas), Pablo Gluzmann (Cedlas) and Luis Felipe López-Calva (UNDP)
  • Discussant: Werner Hernani (ARU Foundation)
  • ‘€œThe permanent effects of recessions on child health: Evidence from Peru‘€ Jorge Aguero (UCR) and Martín Valdivia (GRADE)
  • Discussant: Adriana Camacho (UNIANDES)

10:45-11:00 Break

11:00-12:30 Session II
  • Chair: Jaime Saavedra (WB)
  • “The effect of Ecuador´s economic crisis on child health and cognitive development‘€ Melissa Hidrobo (UC Berkeley)
  • Discussant: Eduardo Rodríguez-Oreggia (ITESM-CSF)
  • ‘€œBuying less, but shopping more: The use of non-market labor during a crisis‘€ Ernesto Schargrodsky (UTDT) and David McKenzie (WB)
  • Discussant: Luis Felipe López-Calva (UNDP)
12:30-1:30 Key Note Speaker: Santiago Levy (Vice President of Sectors and Knowledge of the Inter American Development Bank)
  • Chair: Miguel Jaramillo (GRADE)

1:30-3:30 Lunch

3:30-5:30 Session III
  • Chair: Laura Ripani (IADB)
  • ‘€œThe effects of income shocks on child labor and conditional cash transfer programs as an insurance mechanism for schooling‘€ Monica Ospina (Universidad EAFIT)
  • Discussant: Daniel Ortega (CAF)
  • ‘€œIncentivos bajo el nuevo pilar solidario de pensiones en Chile‘€ Eduardo Fajnzylber (Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez)
  • Discussant: Rafael Pleitez (Fusades)
  • ‘€œLabor insertion assessment of conditional cash transfer programs: A dose-response estimate for Mexico´s Oportunidades‘€ Juan Villa (IADB) and Pablo Ibarrarán (IADB)
  • Discussant: Ernesto Schargrodsky (UTDT)

This event is being sponsored by the Tulane University‘€™s Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR). Admission is free of charge and open to the public. For more information please contact 862-3141.

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Now, in its fifth year, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University are proud to announce the return of our annual two-week summer educator institute exploring the geography, culture and history of Cuba. For an educator, Cuba is rich with lessons to bring into the classroom. This program highlights the important historical and cultural connections between the United States and Cuba. Participants will explore key sites and meet local experts and artists who will provide unique insight for educators who teach such subjects as U.S./Latin American Relations, World Geography, World History, and Spanish among others. Come and visit the site of the historic Bay of Pigs, explore Milton Hershey’s sugar plantation and the Cuban national literacy campaign.

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