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Seminarios académicos y conferencias

Fifth Workshop on Economic Development

13 Enero 2017 -

Sala 112, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas UC

When: January 13, 2017, from 9:00 until 18:00.
Location: Room 112, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Located on the Campus San Joaquín, Metro station San Joaquín, Line 5.
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8:40 Registration
9:00 Welcome: Marcela Perticará (Universidad Alberto Hurtado)
9:05 Pablo Celhay (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), “Can Small Incentives Have Large Payoffs? Health Impacts of a National Conditional Cash Transfer Program in Bolivia”
Discussant: Jeanne Lafortune (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and JPAL)
10:15 Keynote presentation, Taryn Dinkelman (Dartmouth),  “Reducing parent-school information gaps and improving education outcomes: Evidence from high frequency text messaging in Chile”
11:25 Coffee Break
11:40 Barbara Flores (UCL), “Spillovers in Social Program Participation: Evidence from Chile”
Discussant: Claudia Martínez (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and JPAL)
12:50 Lunch (by invitation only)
14:15 Keynote presentation, Bilal Zia (World Bank), “Pathway to Profits: Identifying separate channels of small firm growth through business training
15:25 Coffee Break
15:40 Eugenio Giolito (Universidad Alberto Hurtado), “Starting off on the right foot: Impact of better elementary school”
Discussant: Esteban Puentes (Universidad de Chile)
16:50 Diego Ubfal (Bocconi), “Banking the Unbanked? Evidence from Three Countries”
Discussant: José Tessada (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and FinanceUC)
18:00: Adjourn
Time: 45 minutes for presentation, 15 for discussant, 10 for open discussion. 60 minutes for presentation for keynote speaker and 10 for open discussion.
We thank funding from the Vicerrectoría de Investigación and the Instituto de Economía of the Pontificia Universidad Católica, and from Conicyt through Fondecyt Regular nº 1140914.
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