Gabriel Brida (Universidad de la República). Compositional data analysis to model tourist expenditure by categories

This study models the relative expenditure of tourists in terms of budget allocation as a function of a set of co-variables. The purpose is to model how the tourist distributes its budget among the different items, what are the characteristics of the tourist that infer a certain relative spending pattern and if this pattern has…

Seminario 21/6: Hassan Aly (Ohio State University). The positive impact of COVID-19: Economic, social and environmental

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While all research and data collections in the past year has been focused on the damaging impact of Covid19 on the national and international level, as an unprecedented phenomenon that is greater in its negative magnitude than the great depression of 1929-33, this project is centered around the other side of the coin. We will…

Seminario 21/3: Otaviano Canuto (Policy Center for the New South) – Lost in transition: developing countries in the global economy

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The growth and productivity performance of emerging market and developing economies since the 2008 global financial crisis failed to repeat the achievements of the previous decade. Besides frustrating expectations that they might become the new growth pole in the global economy, their convergence to per capita incomes of advanced economies has suffered a setback. Nonetheless,…

Seminario 21/1:Shashiryar Nasirov (Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago de Chile): Decarbonization of the Chilean Power Sector: A Dynamic General Equilibrium Modeling Analysis

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A rapid expansion of renewables in the Chilean energy matrix, mostly thanks to exceptional solar and wind resources, combined with a rapid decrease in the cost of renewable energy technologies, intensified current policy debates to reduce the role of coal, which is the largest source of CO2 emissions in the generation mix. Recently, the main…

Seminario 20/15:Marco A. López (Universidad de Alicante): El impacto social de la Matemáticas

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En esta presentación se analizan las diferentes razones que contribuyen a que las Matemáticas se encuentren, hoy en día, en un primer plano de actualidad. Destacaríamos, en primer lugar, su presencia, como lenguaje y herramienta fundamental, en todas las ciencias (incluidas las sociales) y ramas de la tecnología. Nos detendremos en temas específicos en los…

Seminario 20/02: Miguel González Maestre (UMU) Excessive vs. insufficient entry in spatial models: When product design and market size matter

Design

Under spatial product differentiation and product design, we identify conditions for either excessive or insufficient firm entry. We extend previous settings, based on the Salop circular model, to analyze the combined role of positive demand elasticity and endogenous targeted product design. First, we show that, given the number of firms, the equilibrium level of targeted…

Seminario 19/32: Gabriel Brida (U. de la Republica) -On the empirical relationship between tourism and economic growth.

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Abstract: In this paper we study the dynamics of economic growth and tourism evolution for 97 countries during the period 1995-2016. The variables representing economic and tourism growth are growth rates of per capita GDP and international tourism arrivals. Using the concept of economic regime, we introduce a notion of distance between the dynamical paths…

Seminario19/33: Sandra Zapata Aguirre (U. de la Republica) -Condiciones de trabajo y satisfacción en el empleo: análisis del mercado de trabajo de la rama hotelera y gastronómica de Uruguay

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Se presentarán resultados preliminares del proyecto de investigación (en curso) que lleva el mismo nombre de la ponencia. En Uruguay, poco se sabe sobre la satisfacción laboral en el empleo turístico y ciertas variables interrelacionadas como el compromiso con el trabajo o la intención de abandonar el trabajo. Este estudio plantea como elemento novedoso en…

Seminario 19/25: Francisco Alcalá (UM) – International Relocation of Production and Growth

Globalization

The relocation of production and exports from the North to the South has been a central feature of economic globalization. Using data on approximately 5,000 products, this paper describes this process over the 1996-2014 period and assesses its impact on cross-country growth. Although increased competition from lower income countries tended to have a significant negative…

Seminario 19/22: Ricardo Flores-Fillol (URV) – Airline alliances and service quality

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Abstract: Convenient scheduling, characterized by adequate flight frequency, is the main quality attribute for airline services. However, the effect of airline alliances on this important dimension of service quality has received almost no attention in the literature. This paper fills this gap by providing such an analysis in a model where flight frequency affects schedule…