Working Papers


Work in Progress (Selection)

“Flexible Estimation of Demand Systems: A Copula Approach” with Kim P. Huynh, David T. Jacho-Chavez and Mateo Velasquez-Giraldo


“Survey Evidence on the Channels of Black Market Liquor Distribution in Colombia” with Alexander Lundberg and Alejandra Montoya-Agudelo


“Outliers in semi-parametric Estimation of Treatment Effects” with Darwin Ugarte Ontiveros and Luis Castro Penñarrieta


“Poverty reduction, the rise of the middle class and economic growth in Peru: a dynamic analysis” with Marcos Robles and Michael Jetter


“Polarized education levels and civil war” with Alejandra Montoya-Agudelo, Michael Jetter and Christopher Cotton


“Unintended consequences of conservation: estimating the causal effect of protected areas on violence in Colombia” with Julian Diaz-Gutierrez and Merlin Hanauer


“Two Stories of Wage Dynamics in Latin America: Different Policies, Different Outcomes” with Luis Carlos Carvajal


“Can IPR Affect MNE’s Entry Modes? The Chilean Case” with Luis Castro Peñarrieta


“Can Licensing Induce Productivity? Exploring the IPR Effect” with Luis Castro Peñarrieta


“Will Elders Provide for their Grandchildren? Unconditional Cash Transfers and Educational Expenditures in Bolivia “ with Alberto Chong, Fernando Rios-Avila and Monica Yañez-Pagans


“Unemployed, Now What? The Effect of Immigration on Unemployment Transitions of Native-born Workers in the United States” with Fernando Rios-Avila


“The effect of nutrition programs for pregnant women on birth outcomes: Evidence from Colombia” with Daniela Franco


“Can Financial Development Make you Richer? On the Effects of Financial Development and Wealth Concentration” with Maria Aristizabal-Ramirez and Felix Rioja


“On the effects of public libraries on quality of education” with Luis Diaz-Serrano


“Fiscal Decentralization and Economic Crisis” with Jorge Martinez-Vazquez and Pablo Evia


“Fighting Smuggling!” with David T. Jacho-Chavez and Catalina Gomez-Toro





Working Papers

“Moving Citizens and Deterring Criminals: Innovation in Public Transport Facilities” with Juan Carlos Duque and Joaquin Urrego. CAF Working paper Nº 15 (2016).


“Income Inequality in Bolivia, Colombia, and Ecuador: Different Reasons” with Maria Aristizabal-Ramirez and Michael Jetter, (2015).


"Matching laboral: Una aproximación empírica y metodológica" with Álvaro Hurtado, Hermoso Velásquez y Luisa Rubiano DOCUMENTOS DE TRABAJO CIEF 010926, UNIVERSIDAD EAFIT (2013).


"Taxation and Economic Growth in Latin America" with Jorge Martinez-Vázquez and Violeta Vulovic. IDB Working Papers 81798, Inter-American Development Bank (2013).


"Labor Supply Effects of Conditional Transfers: Analyzing the Dominican Republic's Solidarity" with Harold Vasquez. DOCUMENTOS DE TRABAJO CIEF 010732, UNIVERSIDAD EAFIT (2013).


"Subnational Revenue Mobilization in Peru" with Jorge Martinez-Vazquez and Cristian Sepulveda. Inter-American Development Bank Working Paper IDB-WP-299, (2012).


"Fiscal Transfers a Curse or Blessing? Evidence of Their Effect on Tax Effort for Municipalities in Sinaloa, Mexico" Nicolás Guadalupe Zúñiga Espinoza, ISP-Georgia State University. Working Paper 10-30, (2010).


"Targeting Aid to the Needy and Deserving" with Peter Nunnenkamp and Luis Triveño Kiel Institute for World Economics. Kiel Working Paper No. 1229, (2005).