Working paper 72 available now!

The Economics and Politics Research Group started publishing its working papers on June 12, 2013. Please check here every Wednesday for the week’s working papers.

 

Number Date Publication
72/2017 07-19-2017 Hotelling’s product differentiation: an infinite-dimensional linear programming approach, Rodrigo Peñaloza

 

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Prof. Alberto Simpser Mondlak confirmed participation in LAWLE 2017

We are pleased to announce that prof. Alberto Simpser Mondlak, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, ITAM-Political Science Department

has confirmed he will participate in LAWLE 2017.

From Prof. Alberto Simpser’s webpage:

Professor Simpser’s research examines major problems in the political economy of development, including corruption, electoral manipulation, and failures of governance and democratic accountability. His work utilizes statistical, experimental, formal, and qualitative methods. Prof. Simpser joined the faculty of ITAM (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México) as Associate Professor in the fall of 2014. Previously, he worked as Assistant Professor of political science at the University of Chicago. He has been a residential Fellow at the Princeton Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance, and a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is a Level II National Researcher in Mexico’s Sistema Nacional de Investigadores. Prof. Simpser holds a PhD degree in political science and an MA degree in economics from Stanford University, and a B.Sc. degree in engineering sciences from Harvard College.

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Event: Ronald Coase Institute’s Workshop on Institutional Analysis

(From the Ronald Coase Institute’s web page: http://www.coase.org/whatsnew.htm#manila)

Workshop on Institutional Analysis
December 10-16, 2017    Bogota, Colombia
Co-sponsored by
Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University
and Universidad de los Andes

Apply by September 1, 2017
Young scholars worldwide are eligible to apply.
Twenty-six participants will be selected competitively.

Bogota Centro Internacional, By Pedro Felipe (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) via Wikimedia Commons

Attend this workshop to
♦ Present your research in a small, focused setting, with intensive discussion and feedback from faculty and other participants:
– first within a small group, with faculty guidance
– after revising, formally to the entire workshop.
Ten full-time faculty will provide intensive mentoring.

♦ Hear the faculty discuss their research and strategies to formulate questions, develop analysis, and communicate results effectively.

♦ Network closely with faculty and other young scholars who have an enduring interest in institutional analysis. After the daily sessions, enjoy informal conversations during delicious dinners. There will be a special event and a gala dinner. Upon graduation, become part of a scholarly network with alumni from 75 countries.

The pace is intense and rewarding. Participants must attend all sessions and give as well as receive feedback.

Who is eligible?
Postdoctoral social scientists – early in their careers
Advanced graduate students – in economics, political science, law, and other social sciences.

Selection and attendance
Twenty-six participants will be selected competitively on the basis of their research abstracts, CVs, and references. Work already published is not eligible, and previous participants are not eligible to apply again.

Abstracts will be evaluated on the clarity and importance of the research question, the analysis, and the institutional focus. Projects with empirically testable implications are preferred. Admissions decisions will be announced in September.

How to apply (by September 1, 2017)
Apply online at https://www.coase.org/workshopapplication.htm 
There you will need to upload your research abstract (350 words max), 1-page CV, statement of purpose, and the names of two references.  Please submit all materials in English, the language of the workshop. Alternatively you can apply via e-mail.  See details at the bottom of the online application page.

Costs 
The cost of the workshop – tuition, meals, and housing – is $2500 USD.
(This does not include travel expenses.) Many partial fellowships will be awarded competitively to scholars for whom the workshop cost is a hardship, to cover part of the costs of tuition, meals, and housing. If you wish to be considered for a fellowship, upload your request for a fellowship with your application. All participants must stay in workshop housing, and all participants are responsible for paying their own travel expenses.

Organizers and administrators
The organizers are Mary Shirley (Ronald Coase Institute), Alexandra Benham (Ronald Coase Institute), and Juan Camilo Cardenas (Universidad de los Andes).  The administrators are Darin Hargis (Ronald Coase Institute) and Ana Maria Forero (Universidad de los Andes).

Want to learn more about these workshops? 
Go here to see what to expect, earlier programs and abstracts, alumni comments, and much more.

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Oportunidades de estudo no Japão: JICA

A ABRAEX – Associação Brasiliense de Ex-Bolsistas Brasil-Japão (www.abraex.org.br,
contato@abraex.org.br) divulga informações sobre bolsas de estudo da JICA no Japão para estudantes nikkei de ensino médio. Vejam anúncio transcrito abaixo.

Prezados(as) Srs(as),  

Vimos por meio desta, divulgarmos sobre o Programa de Bolsa de Estudos para Estudantes do Ensino Médio, da JICA(2017).

A alternância de gerações, fruto do progresso das comunidades nikkeis na américa latina, criou um novo cenário na qual os descendentes de 2ª e de 3ª geração serão os responsáveis pela manutenção da comunidade nikkei daqui em diante. O presente programa de intercâmbio visa contribuir na formação desses indivíduos que serão os futuros líderes da comunidade nikkei, por meio do aprofundamento no conhecimento sobre o Japão, e sobre a história dos primeiros imigrantes.

Neste programa, os estudantes nikkeis do Ensino Médio, que ainda não tiveram a chance de visitar o Japão, terão a oportunidade de agregar novas culturas, além de instigar o estudante a ver o mundo com outros olhos. E com base nos conhecimentos e resultados obtidos, o programa tem por objetivo direcionar o desenvolvimento desses jovens, para a formação de profissionais capacitados. E por meio dos estudos relacionados à história da emigração japonesa e participação em atividades de intercâmbio, os estudantes poderão obter melhor compreensão sobre a relação entre o Brasil e o Japão. Com isso, espera-se que a participação de estudantes do Ensino Médio tenham uma grande influência no futuro da comunidade Nikkei.

As inscrições irão até o dia 20/Julho/2017.

Mais informações no site: https://www.jica.go.jp/brazil/portuguese/office/activities/nikkeis01_01_05.html

Sobre as Bolsas de Estudos, favor entrar em contato através do telefone: (011) 3251-2655 ou pelo email: jicabrsp-bolsa@jica.go.jp

JICA-Japan International Cooperation Agency

Av.Brigadeiro Luis Antonio, 2729-6.andar-SP

Fone: 011-3251-2655

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Fernando Meneguin e Pedro Nery citados pela revista Exame

Trabalho de Fernando Meneguin (EPRG e Senado) e Pedro Nery (Senado) que analisa reforma política com o instrumental da Teoria dos Jogos é citado em reportagem da Revista Exame: “É melhor financiar eleições com dinheiro da Odebrecht ou seu?”

O trabalho foi publicado na série de Working Papers do EPRG e também na série de Textos para Discussão do Senado.

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Prof. Luciano Timm confirmed participation in LAWLE 2017

Resultado de imagem para LUCIANO TIMM

We are pleased to announce that prof. Luciano Timm, UNISINOS Law School has confirmed he will participate in LAWLE 2017.

Prof. Luciano Timm is the President of the Brazilian Law and Economics Association, ABDE.

From Carvalho, Machado e Timm Advogados:

Luciano Timm has worked as a corporate lawyer since 1994, with a professional experience both in the south of Brazil and in São Paulo. Apart from his legal education, his legal practice is especially focused on the commercial and business impacts of each of the clients’ operations. He is well known for bringing elements of his academic experience in Law and Economics to the legal practice. Luciano is often retained for the drafting and negotiation of agreements in complex projects, as well as legal opinions. Moreover, he is highly recognised in the arbitration sphere in the main arbitral chambers in Brazil and abroad, working with matters related to corporate law, torts, real estate and construction matters, among others.

 

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Prof. Rodrigo R. Soares confirmed participation in LAWLE 2017

Soares

We are pleased to announce that prof. Rodrigo Soares, Lemann Professor of Brazilian Public Policy and International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, has just confirmed he will participate in LAWLE 2017.

From Columbia University School of Public Affairs:

Rodrigo R. Soares is Lemann Professor of Brazilian Public Policy and International and Public Affairs. Professor Soares’ research centers on development economics, ranging from labor, human capital, and demographic economics, to crime. His work has appeared in various scientific journals, including American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Public Economics, and Journal of Development Economics, among various others. Before joining Columbia, Soares taught at the Sao Paulo School of Economics-FGV, PUC-Rio, the University of Maryland, and the Harvard School of Public Health.

In 2006, he was awarded the Kenneth J. Arrow Award from the International Health Economics Association for the best paper published in the field of Health Economics. Soares is research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA, Germany), research affiliate at J-PAL Latin America, and associate editor of the Journal of Human Capital, of the Journal of Demographic Economics, and of the IZA Journal of Labor & Development. He has acted as consultant for the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and state governments in Brazil on issues related to crime and violence, health, and development.  He received his Ph.D. in Economics under the guidance of Gary S. Becker at the University of Chicago in 2002.

To learn more about LAWLE 2017 please click here. Or go to: www.lawle.org

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