Publications (Refereed, Non-Refereed, Books, Chapters in Books)
"When Does Economic Growth Reduce Poverty and Strengthen the Middle Class? A State-Level, Sector-Specific Analysis of Peru" with Michael Jetter and Marcos Robles. Southern Economic Journal Forthcoming
"Standard-error correction in two stage optimization models: A quasi-maximum likelihood estimation approach" with Fernando Rios-Avila. Stata Journal Vol 18., Number 1 (2018)
"Unintended Consequences of Conservation: Estimating the Impact of Protected Areas on Violence in Colombia" with Merlin Hanauer and Julian Diaz. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management Vol 80., May (2018)
“Low Test Scores in Latin America: Poor Schools, Poor Families, or Something Else?” with Theodore Breton. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education Forthcoming.
“On the determinants of changes in wage inequality in Urban Bolivia” with Fernando Rios-Avila. Journal of Human Development Capabilities Vol.18, Issue 4, (2017).
“Non-parametric analysis of poverty duration using repeated cross section: an application for Peru” with Marcos Robles. Applied Economics Vol. 49, Issue 22 (2017).
“Does Financial Development Promote Innovation in Developing Economies? An Empirical Analysis” with Maria Aristizabal-Ramirez and Maria Botero-Franco. Review of Development Economics Vol. 21, Issue 3, (2017).
“Intellectual property rights, foreign direct investment and economic freedom” with Antonio Saravia and Fernando Rios-Avila. Global Economy Journal Vol. 13, Issue 1, (2017).
"The effect of intimate partner violence on labor market decisions: Evidence from a multi-ethnic country" with Fernando Rios-Avila. International Journal of Social Economics Vol. 44, Issue 1, (2017).
"Informality and Mobility in the Labor Market: An Analysis based on Repeated Cross-Sectional Household Survey Data" with Joaquin Urrego and Fabiola Saavedra. Latin American Journal of Economic Development Nº 27, (2017).
“Reexamining the Determinants of Fiscal Decentralization: What is the Role of Geography?” with Jorge Martinez-Vazquez and Bauyirzhan Yedgenov. Journal of Economic Geography (2016).
“On the Effects of Commodities Prices on Sustainable Development: An Opportunity?” with Maria Aristizabal-Ramirez. Advances in Sustainability and Environmental Justice Vol 18, (2016).
"Why Aid is Unpredictable: An empirical Analysis of the Gap between Actual and Planned Aid Flows" with Peter Nunnenkamp and Eric Neumayer. Journal of International Development Vol. 27, Issue 4, (2015).
"Implications of heterogeneous impacts of protected areas on deforestation and poverty" with Merlin Hanauer. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B Vol. 370, Issue 1681, (2015).
“Revisiting the effects of innovation on growth: A threshold Analysis” with Maria Aristizabal-Ramirez and Fernando Rios-Avila. Applied Economics Letters Vol. 22 , Issue 18, (2015).
“Higher education expansion and their effects on enrollment and migration: The Colombian Case” with Monica Ospina Londoño, Santiago Bohorquez and Daniel Cuartas. Revista Desarrollo y Sociedad. Vol. 75, Issue 1, (2015).
"More strictly protected areas are not necessarily more protective: evidence from Bolivia, Costa Rica, Indonesia, and Thailand" With Paul J. Ferraro, Daniela A. Miteva, Merlin Hanauer, Subhrendu K. Pattanayak and Katharine R. E. Sims. Environmental Research Letters Vol. 8, Issue 2. (2013).
"Estimating the Impacts of Protected Areas on Poverty in Bolivia" with Merlin Hanauer. World Development Vol.41, (2013).
"Financial Development and the Distribution of Income in Latin America and the Caribbean" with Felix Rioja. Well Being and Social Welfare Vol. 5 Num. 1, (2009).
"Unemployment Duration and Labor Mobility in Argentina: a socioeconomic-based pre- and post-crisis analysis" with Luis Lima. Latin American Journal of Economic Development Nº 12 (2009).
"The Impact of Migration on Foreign Trade in Bolivia" with Laura Ehrlich. Latin- American Journal of Economic Development. Number 6, (2006).
"Assessing the Allocation of Aid: Developmental Concerns and the Self-Interest Donors" with Peter Nunnenkamp, Rainer Thiele y Luis Triveño. Indian Economic Journal Vol. 54, Issue 1, (2006).
"The Impact of Public Investment on Poverty Reduction in Bolivia, a Counterfactual Micro-simulation Analysis" (in Spanish). Thesis to obtain "Licenciatura en Economia. UCB. (2002). Published in Latin-American Journal of Economic Development. Volume 1 (2003).
"Trade Strengthens Ties between China and Latin America" with Stephen Kay. EconSouth, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Vol. 13, Issue 2, (2011).
"Unemployment Duration in Bolivia: Do the Schooling and Socio-demographic Factors Affect?" (In Spanish) with Fernando Landa. Revista de Análisis Económico No 21 UDAPE (2006).
"Poverty Profiles and Probability of Poverty" Revista Estadísticas y Análisis Nº 2 INE (2003).
"Macroeconomic Policy, External Shocks and Social Protection System effects on Poverty, Inequality, and Social Vulnerability in Bolivia: A CGE analysis" (In Spanish) with Mirna Mariscal. UDAPE Editors. (2010)
"Poverty and Inequality on Bolivian Municipalities: Household Consumption Estimation, Combining Census 2001 and Household Surveys" (In Spanish) with Wilson Jiménez and Susana Lizárraga. INE – UDAPE-World Bank Editors (2003) Reprinted in 2004 and 2006.
Chapter in Books
"Fiscal Surf and Turf: Perus efficiency and equity in revenue mobilization" with Jorge Martinez-Vazquez and Cristian Sepulveda. In "Decentralizing Revenue in Latin America: Why and How" Edited by Vicente Fretes Cibilis and Teresa Ter- Minassian. Inter-American Development Bank. (2015).
Chapter "Bolivia" with Mirna Mariscal. In "Economic Vulnerability, social protection and poverty in Latin America". Edited by Sanchez and Sauma. FLACSO -UNDESA. (Spanish) (2011).
"Financial Crisis and its impact on the productive sector in Bolivia" (in Spanish) With Katherina Capra in "The debate on development and international integration" by Elizabeth Jimenez and Alfredo Seoane (editors) published by the Universidad Mayor de San Andres - La Paz Bolivia. (2009).
"Policies to Reach the Millennium Development Goals in Bolivia: Cost and Financing Scenarios based on a CGE model" with Wilson Jimenez and Mirna Mariscal UNDP-UDAPE. In "Public Policies for Human Development: Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Latin America". Edited by Vos, Ganuza, Lofgren, Sanchez and Diaz-Bonilla. Ubqar editors (Spanish) (2008). Palgrave (English) (2010).
"The Impact of Migration on Foreign Trade: A Developing Country Approach" with Laura Ehrlich. In "Migrants and Markets: Perspectives from economics and the other social sciences". Edited by Holger Kolb and Henrik Egbert. Amsterdam University Press (2008).
"Urban Labor Markets and Skills in Bolivia, a diagnostic" (Manuscript available upon request ). World Bank (2009).
"Impact of Hydrocarbon Price Increases, a vision from the perspective of MECOVI household surveys" with Juan Carlos Requena (Document prepared by The World Bank – PSIA) (Manuscript available upon request). (2004).
"Social Expenditure and its Relation to Poverty and Equity in Bolivia" with Juan Carlos Requena. World Bank Working Paper 74308. Washington DC. (2004).
"Bolivia: Poverty, Income and Expenses 1999-2000-2001". INE (2002) (Manuscript available upon request).
"Describing Bolivian labor Market: 1999-2000-2001". INE (2002) (Manuscript available upon request).