Center for Research in Applied Economics

The Center for Research in Applied Economics promotes research in priority social issues such as poverty, health, environment, family and education. International professors are welcome to contribute with their research in a multidisciplinary approach. 

The Center offers teachers, undergraduate and graduate students an excellent background to answer questions about contemporary social problems and suggests solutions to overcome them.

 

Visiting Scholarsmore

Since 2000, professors and researchers have visited the Universidad de Montevideo to participte in activities related to the Center for Research in Applied Economics: family, education, and poverty. 

Eric Hanushek, Stanford University (2012)

Conference: "Challenge education: quality of professors and implications in politics"

Rafael Alvira, Universidad de Navarra (2011)

Conference "Youths in the crusade" - Watch video

Benigno Blanco, Foro Español de la Familia (2010)

Conference "Family does matter"

Daniel Lichter, Cornell University (2009)

Presentation: "Publishing in English Language"

Presentation: "Social Sciences and the Public Welfare"

Kathryn Edin, Harvard University (2008)

Conference: "Family and Poverty" 

Presentation 1: "Family and Poverty"

Presentation 2: "Designing and Implementing Mixed Method Research"

W. Bradford Wilcox, University of Virginia (2007)

Conference: "The diference that dads make"

Publication: "El matrimonio importa"

Conference: "Why marriage matters"

Patrick Fagan, Heritage Foundation (2006)

Publication: "The relationship of family life to poverty / income and to crime /abuse"

Conference: "Family, income and crime" (parte 1parte 2)

Rafael Alvira, Universidad de Navarra (2005)

Conference: "Familia, Política Social y Empresa"

Conference: "Humanismo Empresarial para la mejora de la sociedad"

Sophia Aguirre, The Catholic University of America (2004)

Joseph E. Stiglitz, Columbia University (2003)

"La transition of a regular economy towards a market economy"

Isaac Ehrlich, University at Buffalo (2003)

Gary Becker, University of Chicago (2000)

Conference: "Family human capital"

Research Impactmore

"Gender & High Frequency vs. Low Frequency tasks in a context of Joint-Liability Incentives", Marianne Bernatzky, José María Cabrera, Alejandro Cid.

"Advancing Academic Opportunities for Disadvantaged Youth: Third Year Impact Evaluation of a Privately-Managed School in a Poor Neighbourhood in Montevideo", Ana Inés Balsa, Alejandro Cid.

 

2015

"Regular information and health: evidence from a field experiment with undergraduate students", Marianne Bernatzky, José María Cabrera, Alejandro Cid.

Aseguramiento público, provisión privada: Impacto en el acceso a servicios perinatales y en la salud del recién nacido"Ana Inés Balsa y Patricia Triunfo.

"The effect of temporary and intense exposure to particulate matter on birth outcomes in Montevideo", Ana Inés Balsa, Marcelo Caffera y Juanita Bloomfield

 

2014

"Uncertain penalties and compliance", Carol Luengo, Marcelo Caffera, Carlos Chávez.

"Asignación de Derechos de Usufructo en Mercados Informales: Evidencia desde las Calles", José María Cabrera, Alejandro Cid.

"Gender & High Frequency vs. Low Frequency tasks in a context of Joint-Liability Incentives", Marianne Bernatzky, José María Cabrera, Alejandro Cid.

"Campaña antitabaco en uruguay: impacto en la decisión de dejar de fumar durante el embarazo y en el peso al nacer", Jeffrey E. Harris, Ana Balsa, Patricia Triunfo.

"¿Son los cuidados prenatales efectivos? Un enfoque con datos individuales de panel.", Ana Balsa, Patricia Triunfo.

"Giving a Second Chance: an After-School Program in a Shanty Town Interacted with Parent Type", Alejandro Cid, Martín Rossi.

"Brecha de género en la educación secundaria", Marianne Bernatzky, Alejandro Cid.

"Hope and commitment. Lessons from a randomize control trial in a shanty town", Marianne Bernatzky, Alejandro Cid.

Balsa, A., Cid, A. “Advancing Academic Opportunities for Disadvantaged Youth: Third Year Impact Evaluation of a Privately-Managed School in a Poor Neighborhood in Montevideo”. Páginas de Educación, Revista de la Facultad de Ciencias Humanas (UCU, Uruguay), vol 7, forthcoming, 2014.

Balsa, A.I., Gandelman, N., Lamé, D. “Lessons from Participation in a web-based Substance Use Preventive Program in Uruguay”. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse23: 91-100, 2014.

Graphs

Labor market graphs

Health graphs

Education graphs

 

2013

Does the structure of the fine matter?, Marcelo Caffera, Carlos Chávez y Analía Ardente.

Does the better -than- average effect show that people are overconfident?: two experiments, Jean- Pierre Benoit y Juan Dubra.

Fairness and redistribution, a comment, Rafael Di Tella y Juan Dubra. 

Supermarket entry and the survival of small stores, Fernando Borraz, Juan Dubra, Daniel Ferrés y Leandro Zipitría.

"Relative Deprivation and risky behaviors", Ana Balsa, Michel French y Tracy Regan.

 

2012

"Complementarity of inspections and permits as leverages for capping emissions: experimental evidence", Marcelo Caffera y Carlos Chávez.

“Joint-liability vs. individual incentives in the classroom. Lessons from a field experiment with undergraduate students”, Alejandro Cid y José María Cabrera.

"Mechanisms behind substance abuse and rugby. Lessons from a field experiment with incarcerated offenders", Alejando Cid y Alexander Castleton. 

"Impact evaluation of a privately managed tuition-free middle school in a poor neighborhood in Montevideo", Ana I. Balsa y Alejandro Cid.

"Anger and regulation", Juan Dubra y Rafael Di Tella.

"The effectiveness of prenatal care in a low income population: a panel data approach", Ana I. Balsa y Patricia Triunfo.

"Peer effects in risk aversion", Ana I. Balsa, Néstor Gándelman y Nicolás González.

 

 

2011

“The impact of parental drinking on children’s use of health care”, Ana I. Balsa.

"Justification of physical and verbal aggression in Uruguayan children and adolescents", Natalia E. Fares, J. Martin Ramirez, José María Cabrera y Fernando Salas.

"Family structural influences on children´s education attainment: evidence from uruguay", Alejandro Cid y Charles E. Stokes. 

"Lessons from participation in a web-based substance use preventive program in Uruguay", Ana I. Balsa, Néstor Gandelman y Diego Lamé. 

“Free to punish? The american dream and the harsh treatment of criminals”, Rafael Di Tella y Juan Dubra.

"Apparent overconfidence", Jean-Pierre Benoit y Juan Dubra.

"The relationship betweeninflation and growth: a panel smooth transition regression approach for developed and developing countries", Raúl Ibarra y Danilo R. Trupkin.

"Giving a second chance: an after – school program in a shantytown interacting with parents ´type", Alejandro Cid y Martín A. Rossi.

"How far do shocks move across borders? examining volatility transmission in major agricultural futures markets", Manuel A. Hernández, Raúl Ibarra y Danilo R. Trupkin.

"Fecundidad e ingresos en Uruguay", José María Cabrera.

"The problem of prevention", Jean-Pierre Benoit y Juan Dubra.

2010

“On the Viability of a Multilateral Trade Agreement: A Political-Economy Approach”, Danilo Trupkin.

“Pobreza, educación y salarios en América Latina”, Fernando Borraz, José María Cabrera, Alejandro Cid, Daniel Ferrés, Daniel Miles.

“Violencia: caracterización de la población adolescente de instituciones educativas de la región oeste de Montevideo en relación a la situación de violencia en la que viven”, Alicia Fernández, Andrea Giménez, Esther Lewy, Fernanda Lozano, Virginia Olivera.

“Continuity and completeness under risk”, Juan Dubra.

Impacto socio-educativo de un liceo autogestionado gratuito en un barrio de contexto crítico en Montevideo

Evaluación de impacto sobre niños de un programa de apoyo escolar en Casavalle: enseñanzas para replicar el programa

Impacto sobre población adolescente de un programa de capacitación laboral para mujeres en Casavalle

 

2009

Impacto de la extensión del preescolar sobre los logros educativos futuros

Special Honors and Awardsmore

Fondos para la investigación adjudicados al proyecto: Evaluación de impacto de un programa educativo para adolescentes en zonas críticas, (2013). ANII. Proyecto No. FMV_1_2011_1_6333.

Premio de investigación "25 Años Universidad de Montevideo" - Obtención del Primer Premio (2012)

Mención Honorífica de la Academia Nacional de Medicina y Ministerio de Salud Pública (2011)
"Enfermedades crónicas no transmisibles en una población universitaria"

Premio Nacional del Ministerio de Salud Pública (2010)
"Violencia en Adolescentes de la Zona Oeste de Montevideo"

Reportsmore

Observatorio de la Familia en Uruguay - Estructura familia y rendimiento académico (2013)

Observatorio de la familia en Uruguay-Situación conyugal (2013)

Observatorio de la familia en Uruguay-Personal Doméstico (2013)


Observatorio de la familia en Uruguay Año III, Nº4 (2011)

Observatorio de la Familia en Uruguay Año III, Nº1 (2010)

Observatorio de la Familia en Uruguay Año II, Nº1 (2009)

Observatorio de la Familia en Uruguay Año I, Nº1 (2008)

Observatorio de Vulnerabilidad Social, "Educación en uruguay", 2013.

Observatorio de Vulnerabilidad Social, "Educación en Uruguay y América Latina", 2013.

Observatorio de Vulnerabilidad Social, "Acceso a servicios de salud en Uruguay", 2013.

Observatorio de Vulnerabilidad Social, "Acceso al mercado de trabajo en Uruguay", 2013.

"Identificación de factores de riesgo para enfermedades crónicas no transmisibles en una población universitaria de Montevideo en marzo del 2011", 2011.

"Caracterización de la población adolescente de instituciones educativas de la región oeste de Montevideo-Uruguay en relación a la situación de violencia en que viven", 2010.