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Autor/es: Díaz, Gastón
Fecha: 2017
Editorial: European Review of Economic History, Volume 21, Issue 3, 1 August 2017, Pages 280–301
Railways were an important factor in the expansion of Latin American economies in the late-nineteenth century. Due to their potential impact, governments often promoted railway construction through subsidies. The Uruguayan state offered profit guarantees to foreign railway companies and was able to attract massive investment in the railway sector. This paper asks the question of whether these railway guarantees were efficient, and estimates subsidized and unsubsidized private returns, as well as the social returns, of the Uruguayan railway network from 1869 to 1913
Autor/es: Vigorito, Andrea ; Verónica Amarante, Marco Manacorda y Edward Miguel
Editorial: American Economic Journal: Economic Policy Vol. 8, Issue 2
Using a unique array of program and social security administrative micro-data matched to longitudinal vital statistics in Uruguay, we estimate that participation in a generous social assistance program led to a sizable reduction in the incidence of low birthweight.
Autor/es: Arim, Rodrigo ; Amarante Verónica; Yapor Mijail
Fecha: 2016
Editorial: IZA Journal of Labor & Development, vol 5. num. 13
During the first decade of the twentieth century, the Uruguayan labor market showed a significant decline in wage inequality and in the incidence of labor informality, while similar changes also took place in other Latin American countries. These trends were observed in a period of strong economic dynamism.
Autor/es: Peluffo, Adriana ; Barboni, J., Melgarejo, H. y Ferrari, N.
Editorial: Revista de Economía y Estadìstica, v.: 50 1 y 2 2012, p.: 25 - 58, 2015 ISSN: 00348066
In this work, we analyze the effect of export destinations on Total Factor Productivity (TFP) of manufacturing Uruguayan firms for the period 1997-2006. We study two effects: self-selection and learning by exporting. There is evidence of self-selection with a stronger effect for firms exporting to developed countries. Nevertheless, applying transition groups methodology in order to mitigate endogeneity issues, there is no evidence that exporting to developed countries enhances productivity through learning by exporting. However, evidence of learning by exporting is found for those firms starting to export to less developed countries. These findings suggest an international strategy through which firms reach gains in productivity exporting to markets with lower entry cost, and once they have learned and improved their productivity, are in a better position to enter more developed countries.
Fecha: 2016
Editorial: Estudios regionales en economía, población y desarrollo, v.: 32 32 2016, p.: 1 - 34, 2016 ISSN: 20073739
This paper analyses the effects of increased competition resulting from the creation of the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) on productivity, employment and wages for the Uruguayan manufacturing sector at the plant level. We use impact evaluation techniques, namely regressions and matching and difference-in-differences estimation for the period 1988-1995. One of the most robust findings is that increased trade liberalization seems to improve total factor productivity. Furthermore, we find reductions in employment driven mainly by the decrease in blue collars, increases in wages and a reduction in the wage gap between white and blue collars as a result of increased trade exposure. Thus, the increase in productivity along with the unemployment of unskilled workers would indicate a room for training, labour and social policies in order to countervail the negative impact of trade liberalization on less qualified workers.
Fecha: 2016
Editorial: Small Business Economics, v.: 47 2016 1, p.: 115 - 137, 2016
In an increasingly globalized word, exporting plays a central role for economic growth and poverty reduction, particularly in small open economies..In this work we test the hypothesis that a rise in investment favors entrance in export markets and increases exports among previously exporting firms. We address causal links through impact evaluation techniques for observational data. We examine the binary case as well as continuous treatment analysis for investment as treatment. The analysis is conducted for a panel of Uruguayan manufacturing firms for the period 1997-2008. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study of our approach for a Latin American economy, and the relatively long time span of our data makes it possible a better characterization of new entrants and firms with changing export behavior. Also, our data appears to be richer, including information to estimate total factor productivity, and R&D and training investments, which provide better controls for confounding factors. We find evidence that investments "cause" exports and export orientation, which provides a rationale for carefully designing investment promotion policies rather than focusing on other export support policies.
Autor/es: Lanzilotta, Bibiana; Brida, Juan Gabriel; González, María Noel
Fecha: 2016
Editorial: Revista de Estudios Regionales
El presente trabajo analiza los determinantes de los flujos de turismo doméstico en Uruguay durante 2010-2012 en el contexto de los modelos gravitatorios. Los resultados muestran que los flujos turísticos dependen positivamente de la cantidad de población de cada departamento y negativa de la distancia que los separa. Los departamentos con mayores ingresos y la capital del país son los principales emisores de turistas. Se verifica también que los departamentos contiguos tienen mayores flujos turísticos entre sí. Asimismo, los departamentos con costas oceánicas o con alojamientos de buena calidad poseen una importante ventaja comparativa respecto a los restantes. Los resultados obtenidos muestran la racionalidad de que las estrategias de comunicación y promoción de productos y destinos turísticos, se orienten hacia Montevideo y los departamentos con mayores niveles de población e ingreso. Uno de los resultados no esperados del trabajo fue el impacto negativo en los flujos turísticos entrantes en los departamentos que poseen costas sobre el Río de la Plata.
Autor/es: Dean, Andrés
Fecha: 2016
Editorial: Journal of Comparative Economics - Vol. 44, Issue 2
This paper investigates the relationship between workplace democracy and job flows by comparing the behavior of worker-managed firms (WMFs) and conventional firms (CFs). The empirical analysis relies on high frequency administrative firm-level panel data from Uruguay over the period April 1996–July 2009. The main findings of the paper are that (1) WMFs exhibit much more stable job dynamics than CFs; (2) both types of firms have decreasing in age and increasing in size gross job creation profiles; (3) there are heterogeneous employment regimes within WMFs: job creation and destruction rates are high for hired workers and very low for members. This paper contributes to the literature on the role of institutions in shaping job flows. Our results have important implications for the understanding of the allocative efficiency effects of worker participation.
Autor/es: Muinelo, Leonel; Kyriacou, Andreas P.; Roca-Sagalés, Oriol
Fecha: 2016
Editorial: Regional Studies, Volume 50 Issue 4, D.O.I.: 10.1080/00343404.2016.1150992
This article argues that existing empirical work has failed to adequately deal with this possibility. In light of this, it applies a simultaneous equation model which accounts for the joint determination of these three variables, to a sample of 23 OECD countries.
Fecha: 2016
Editorial: Hacienda Pública Española/Review of Public Economics, 219 (4/2016); DOI: 10.7866/HPE-RPE.16.4.1
In this paper we explore the bidirectional relationship between intergovernmental transfers and regional income inequalities in Uruguay.
Autor/es: Román, Carolina ; Willebald, Henry ; Brum, Conrado
Fecha: 2016
Editorial: El Trimestre Económico, (enero-marzo 2016), 329
El objetivo del trabajo es explicar el comportamiento de la inflación en Uruguay durante el largo plazo (1870-2010). Se utiliza un modelo de inflación monetaria pues se entiende que la trayectoria de largo plazo de la inflación debería estar determinada por las condiciones de equilibrio en el mercado de dinero.
Autor/es: Carriquiry, Miguel; David R. Kanter; Marie Hélène Schwoob; Walter E. Baethgen; José E. Bervejillo; Achim Dobermann; Bruno Ferraro; Bruno Lanfranco; Mario Mondelli; Cecilia Penengo; Rodrigo Saldias; María Eugenia Silva; Juan Manuel Soares de Lima
Fecha: 2016
Editorial: Global Food Security
Fecha: 2015
Editorial: Revista Iberoamericana de Estudios Municipales, Nº12, año VI
El artículo analiza las relaciones inter-organizacionales en el contexto de la descentralización política a través de un estudio de caso en el barrio Peñarol, en la ciudad de Montevideo. Se aplicaron técnicas de análisis de redes sociales para dar cuenta de la red de vínculos organizacionales. A través de dicho análisis se pretende dar cuenta de los procesos de autonomía que la descentralización promueve y limita.
Fecha: 2015
Editorial: Ecological Economics, Volume 120, December
We provide experimental evidence on the effects of social disapproval by peers among communities of Uruguayan small-scale fishers exploiting a common pool resource (CPR). The findings indicate that effective peer punishment requires coordination to prevent antisocial targeting and to clarify the social signal conveyed by punishment.
Autor/es: Willebald, Henry ; Bertoni, Reto
Fecha: 2015
Editorial: Australian Economic History Review, DOI: 10.1111/aehr.12092
Settler economies are characterised by abundant natural resources, but these are not homogeneous between countries. There is very little literature about the economic development of settler economies that identifies differences within the club in terms of natural resources. We look for differences in energy endowments in New Zealand and Uruguay considering coal and suitable conditions for hydroelectric generation.
Autor/es: Castro, Pablo; Willebald, Henry ; Araujo, Micaela
Fecha: 2015
Editorial: Revista de Economía, Segunda Época, Vol. 22, Nº 2. Montevideo, Noviembre 2015
El principal objetivo de este documento es estimar el valor agregado bruto (VAB) agropecuario regional de Uruguay en el largo plazo. Para ello se proponen estimaciones de VAB por departamento (19 unidades administrativas) de la actividad agropecuaria cubriendo un siglo de historia uruguaya e identificando los principales hechos estilizados que dan cuenta de la localización territorial de la producción agrícola y pecuaria en el largo plazo.
Autor/es: Muinelo, Leonel; P. Kyriacou, Andreas; Roca-Sagalés, Oriol
Fecha: 2015
Editorial: Public Choice, Volume 165, Issue 1
The construction sector, whether privately or publicly financed, is characterized by potentially large rents and government intervention making it vulnerable to corruption. Consistent with this, both case-study and survey evidence has been provided highlighting the problem of malfeasance in this sector. In this article, we test the proposition that a bigger construction sector is likely to be inimical to clean government based on a panel of 42 countries over the period 1995–2011.
Fecha: 2015
Editorial: Historia Agraria, nº 66
En este artículo se identifican los patrones distributivos que predominaron en las economías de reciente asentamiento europeo (Argentina, Australia, Canadá, Chile, Nueva Zelanda, Uruguay) durante la Primera Globalización (1870-1913).
Fecha: 2015
Editorial: Nóesis, Vol. 24, número 48, julio-diciembre 2015.
This paper analyzes the recent cooperation of Spanish territories (mainly the Canary Islands and Deputation of Barcelona) with Canelones, Uruguay from 2005 to 2010.
Autor/es: Willebald, Henry ; Tena-Junguito, Antonio
Fecha: 2015
Editorial: Revista de Historia Económica / Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History, 33
Para entender la evolución económica uruguaya de largo plazo se vuelve crucial interpretar su desempeño exportador durante la Primera Globalización. La falta de precisión de los datos oficiales, especialmente los precios oficiales utilizados, demanda un ajuste de la serie de exportaciones de Uruguay.
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