2016 Latin American Workshop in Econometrics of the Econometric Society

Econometric

Speakers Workshop Program Registration Venue Accommodation Sponsorship

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The Workshop

THE 2016 LATIN AMERICAN WORKSHOP IN ECONOMETRICS of the Econometric Society will be held in Montevideo, Uruguay, on March 11-12 of 2016 at DECON-UDELAR and Universidad de Montevideo. The topic of the workshop will be “Contributions to Econometric Evaluation of Social Programs.” Keynote speakers will be Matias Cattaneo (sites.google.com/site/matiasdcattaneo), and Stéphane Bonhomme (economics.uchicago.edu/facstaff/bonhomme.shtml). There will be no parallel sessions, and 11 speakers of contributed papers will have 55 minutes for their presentations (including discussion).

Speakers

Stephane Bonhomme, University of Chicago
Carolina Caetano, University of Rochester
Gregorio Caetano, University of Rochester
Carlos Cañón, Banco de México
Matías Cattaneo, University of Michigan
Antonio F. Galvao, University of Iowa
Federico H. Gutierrez, Vanderbilt University
Hugo Jales, Syracuse University
Cristine Pinto, Sao Paulo School of Economics – FGV
Vitor Possebom, Sao Paulo School of Economics – FGV
Tomás Rau, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Pedro H. C. Sant’Anna, Vanderbilt University
Tymon Sloczynski, Warsaw School of Economics & IZA

Program Committee:

Ana Balsa (Universidad de Montevideo)
Fernando Borraz (BCU y DECON-UDELAR)
José María Cabrera (Universidad de Montevideo)
Sergio Firpo (Insper Institute of Education and Research)
Graciela Sanroman (DECON-UDELAR)

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Pre Workshop Roundtable

Thursday, March 10th

18:00-20:00 “Advances and challenges in the impact evaluation of social programs in Latin America”

Speakers:

Samuel Berlinski (BID)
Lucila Berniell (CAF)
Isidra Delfino (Banco Central del Uruguay)
Sergio Firpo (Insper Institute of Education and Research)
Sabine Vera (Oficina de Planeamiento y Presupuesto, Uruguay)

Chair:

Graciela Sanroman (DECON-UDELAR)

Workshop Program

Friday, March 11th

8:00 – 8:15: Registration

8:15 – 8:30: Opening Ceremony

8:30 – 9:25: Contributed 1: Tymon Sloczynski (Warsaw School of Economics & IZA), “A General Weighted Average Representation of the Ordinary and Two-Stage Least Squares Estimands

9:25 – 10:20: Contributed 2: Tomás Rau (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), “A Covariate Balancing Kernel Matching Estimator

10:20 – 11:15: Contributed 3: Vitor Possebom (Sao Paulo School of Economics FGV) “Synthetic Control Estimator: A Generalized Inference Procedure and Confidence Sets

11:15 – 11:35: Coffee break

11:35 – 1:00: Keynote speaker 1: Stephane Bonhomme (University of Chicago), “Models and estimators for matched panel data

1:00 – 2:30 Lunch

2:30 – 3:25: Contributed 4: Federico H. Gutierrez (Vanderbilt University) “Difference-in-Differences when the Treatment Status is Observed in Only One Period

3:25 – 4:20: Contributed 5: Cristine Pinto (Sao Paulo School of Economics – FGV) “Inference in Differences-in-Differences with Few Treated Groups and Heteroskedasticity

4:20 – 4:40: Coffee break

4:40 – 5:35: Contributed 6: Carlos Cañón (Banco de México) “Distributional Policy Effects with Many Treatment Outcomes: The Assessment of a Government Intervention in Mexico

5:35 – 6:30: Contributed 7: Gregorio Caetano (University of Rochester) “Identifying Dynamic Spillovers of Crime: An Empirical Approach to Model Selection

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Saturday, March 12th

8:00 – 8:55: Contributed 8: Antonio F. Galvao (University of Iowa) “Measurement Errors in Quantile Regression Models

8:55 – 9:50: Contributed 9: Hugo Jales (Syracuse University) “Measuring the Effects of the Minimum Wage on Employment, Formality and the Wage Distribution: A Structural Econometric Approach

9:50 – 10:45: Contributed 10: Pedro H. C. Sant’Anna (Vanderbilt University) “Treatment Effects with Right-Censored Data

10:45 – 11:05: Coffee break

11:05 – 12:00: Contributed 11: Carolina Caetano (University of Rochester) “Identifying Multiple Marginal Effects with a Single Binary Instrumentor by Regression Discontinuity

12:00 – 1:25: Keynote Speaker 2: Matías Cattaneo (University of Michigan) “Recent Developments in the Analysis and Interpretation of Regression Discontinuity Designs

1:25 – 1:30: Closing remarks

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Registration

There is no registration fee, but places will be subject to availability. We will confirm participation upon registration. If you wish to attend, please complete the form in http://goo.gl/forms/t59IA94uUr.

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Venue

The Workshop will take place at the Facultad de Ciencias Sociales-UDELAR. Constituyente 1502, Room L5.

Currency

The Uruguayan Peso ($U) is the official currency in Uruguay.

30 $U  are equivalent to 1 USD

32 $U are equivalent to 1€

There are no restrictions for currency exchange and currency exchange stores do not charge any extra fee. If you need to exchange dollars you can either do it at the airport or at the currency exchange stores located in the city center (identified as CAMBIO).

Transfer from and to the Airport (Carrasco)

At the airport you will find taxis and vans services that will drive you to Montevideo.

The cost of a taxi ride from the airport to the city center will be approximately 1300 $U, and around 1000$U to Pocitos. Please take into account that taxis are allowed to take only up to 4 passengers.

The vans take a minimum of 5 passengers and a maximum of 12 passengers. The cost per person is about 350 $U. The van drives passengers to be dropped off at their respective destination. To ask for a van to go to the airport a minimum of 5 people are required and the service must be booked in advanced by phone (Phone 2604 0323).

For more information please check www.taxisaeropuerto.com

Another way to go to the airport is to hire a remise. The cost of a remise from the airport to the city center will be approximately 900 $U Suggested remises are:

Remises La Española (Phone 2622 2323)

Remises de las Carretas (Phone 2711 6983)

Aba Transportes (Phone 2200 5176)

Transportation within the city 

Public transportation is safe enough in Montevideo. A bus ticket costs 26 $U, a taxi ride from the city center to the neighborhood of Pocitos should not cost more than 180 $U and from the city center to Ciudad Vieja the cost should be around 100 $U. You can search addresses and public transportation at:

www.montevideo.gub.uy/aplicacion/como-ir.

Taking a taxi in the street is also safe enough but you can also ask for a taxi by calling to Radio Taxiservices. Suggested Radio Taxis services are:

Radio Taxi Patronal, Phone 141

Radio Taxi Celeritas, Phone 1919

Weather

By the time when the conference will be celebrated we will be at the end of summer. In this season the maximum temperatures can reach the 26 degrees C and the minimum are on average 16 degrees C.

Security

Montevideo is a fairly safe city, like the rest of the country. However, we recommend that you to take the following advice:

  1. leave your passport, air ticket and other important documents or valuable belongings at the security box of     your hotel;
  2. carry just the necessary amount of cash, and a card and and carry a photocopy of your passport rather than     the original; finally
  3. look after your hand luggage and pay special attention to your laptop.

Electrical network

AC current is 220V at 50Hz. Power plugs extendedly used are three in a row. A universal adapter is

recommended for some foreign connectors.

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Accommodation

We have negotiated rates with the following hotels. In order to get the conference rates, please mention that you are coming to the Workshop in Econometrics of the Econometric Society, organized by Universidad de la República and Universidad de Montevideo

Hotel Cala di Volpe (10’ by taxi, 5-6 USD)

Agente de Reservas: Ignacio Pettinari

E-mail: reservas@hotelcaladivolpe.com.uy

Web Site: www.hotelcaladivolpe.com.uy

 

Hotel Embajador (10’ walking distance)

Agente de Reservas: Manuela Agra

E-mail: reservas@hotelembajador.com

Web-site: www.hotelembajador.com/

 

Hotel Esplendor (15’ walking distance)

Agente de Reservas: Pedro Antón

E-mail: ventas@esplendormontevideo.com

Web-site: www.esplendormontevideo.com

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Sponsorship

logos

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2016 Latin American Workshop in Econometrics of the Econometric Society

Econometric

Speakers Workshop Program Registration Venue Accommodation Sponsorship

Espacio interno foto montevideo

The Workshop

THE 2016 LATIN AMERICAN WORKSHOP IN ECONOMETRICS of the Econometric Society will be held in Montevideo, Uruguay, on March 11-12 of 2016 at DECON-UDELAR and Universidad de Montevideo. The topic of the workshop will be “Contributions to Econometric Evaluation of Social Programs.” Keynote speakers will be Matias Cattaneo (sites.google.com/site/matiasdcattaneo), and Stéphane Bonhomme (economics.uchicago.edu/facstaff/bonhomme.shtml). There will be no parallel sessions, and 11 speakers of contributed papers will have 55 minutes for their presentations (including discussion).

Speakers

Stephane Bonhomme, University of Chicago
Carolina Caetano, University of Rochester
Gregorio Caetano, University of Rochester
Carlos Cañón, Banco de México
Matías Cattaneo, University of Michigan
Antonio F. Galvao, University of Iowa
Federico H. Gutierrez, Vanderbilt University
Hugo Jales, Syracuse University
Cristine Pinto, Sao Paulo School of Economics – FGV
Vitor Possebom, Sao Paulo School of Economics – FGV
Tomás Rau, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Pedro H. C. Sant’Anna, Vanderbilt University
Tymon Sloczynski, Warsaw School of Economics & IZA

Program Committee:

Ana Balsa (Universidad de Montevideo)
Fernando Borraz (BCU y DECON-UDELAR)
José María Cabrera (Universidad de Montevideo)
Sergio Firpo (Insper Institute of Education and Research)
Graciela Sanroman (DECON-UDELAR)

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Pre Workshop Roundtable

Thursday, March 10th

18:00-20:00 “Advances and challenges in the impact evaluation of social programs in Latin America”

Speakers:

Samuel Berlinski (BID)
Lucila Berniell (CAF)
Isidra Delfino (Banco Central del Uruguay)
Sergio Firpo (Insper Institute of Education and Research)
Sabine Vera (Oficina de Planeamiento y Presupuesto, Uruguay)

Chair:

Graciela Sanroman (DECON-UDELAR)

Workshop Program

Friday, March 11th

8:00 – 8:15: Registration

8:15 – 8:30: Opening Ceremony

8:30 – 9:25: Contributed 1: Tymon Sloczynski (Warsaw School of Economics & IZA), “A General Weighted Average Representation of the Ordinary and Two-Stage Least Squares Estimands

9:25 – 10:20: Contributed 2: Tomás Rau (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), “A Covariate Balancing Kernel Matching Estimator

10:20 – 11:15: Contributed 3: Vitor Possebom (Sao Paulo School of Economics FGV) “Synthetic Control Estimator: A Generalized Inference Procedure and Confidence Sets

11:15 – 11:35: Coffee break

11:35 – 1:00: Keynote speaker 1: Stephane Bonhomme (University of Chicago), “Models and estimators for matched panel data

1:00 – 2:30 Lunch

2:30 – 3:25: Contributed 4: Federico H. Gutierrez (Vanderbilt University) “Difference-in-Differences when the Treatment Status is Observed in Only One Period

3:25 – 4:20: Contributed 5: Cristine Pinto (Sao Paulo School of Economics – FGV) “Inference in Differences-in-Differences with Few Treated Groups and Heteroskedasticity

4:20 – 4:40: Coffee break

4:40 – 5:35: Contributed 6: Carlos Cañón (Banco de México) “Distributional Policy Effects with Many Treatment Outcomes: The Assessment of a Government Intervention in Mexico

5:35 – 6:30: Contributed 7: Gregorio Caetano (University of Rochester) “Identifying Dynamic Spillovers of Crime: An Empirical Approach to Model Selection

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Saturday, March 12th

8:00 – 8:55: Contributed 8: Antonio F. Galvao (University of Iowa) “Measurement Errors in Quantile Regression Models

8:55 – 9:50: Contributed 9: Hugo Jales (Syracuse University) “Measuring the Effects of the Minimum Wage on Employment, Formality and the Wage Distribution: A Structural Econometric Approach

9:50 – 10:45: Contributed 10: Pedro H. C. Sant’Anna (Vanderbilt University) “Treatment Effects with Right-Censored Data

10:45 – 11:05: Coffee break

11:05 – 12:00: Contributed 11: Carolina Caetano (University of Rochester) “Identifying Multiple Marginal Effects with a Single Binary Instrumentor by Regression Discontinuity

12:00 – 1:25: Keynote Speaker 2: Matías Cattaneo (University of Michigan) “Recent Developments in the Analysis and Interpretation of Regression Discontinuity Designs

1:25 – 1:30: Closing remarks

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Registration

There is no registration fee, but places will be subject to availability. We will confirm participation upon registration. If you wish to attend, please complete the form in http://goo.gl/forms/t59IA94uUr.

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Venue

The Workshop will take place at the Facultad de Ciencias Sociales-UDELAR. Constituyente 1502, Room L5.

Currency

The Uruguayan Peso ($U) is the official currency in Uruguay.

30 $U  are equivalent to 1 USD

32 $U are equivalent to 1€

There are no restrictions for currency exchange and currency exchange stores do not charge any extra fee. If you need to exchange dollars you can either do it at the airport or at the currency exchange stores located in the city center (identified as CAMBIO).

Transfer from and to the Airport (Carrasco)

At the airport you will find taxis and vans services that will drive you to Montevideo.

The cost of a taxi ride from the airport to the city center will be approximately 1300 $U, and around 1000$U to Pocitos. Please take into account that taxis are allowed to take only up to 4 passengers.

The vans take a minimum of 5 passengers and a maximum of 12 passengers. The cost per person is about 350 $U. The van drives passengers to be dropped off at their respective destination. To ask for a van to go to the airport a minimum of 5 people are required and the service must be booked in advanced by phone (Phone 2604 0323).

For more information please check www.taxisaeropuerto.com

Another way to go to the airport is to hire a remise. The cost of a remise from the airport to the city center will be approximately 900 $U Suggested remises are:

Remises La Española (Phone 2622 2323)

Remises de las Carretas (Phone 2711 6983)

Aba Transportes (Phone 2200 5176)

Transportation within the city 

Public transportation is safe enough in Montevideo. A bus ticket costs 26 $U, a taxi ride from the city center to the neighborhood of Pocitos should not cost more than 180 $U and from the city center to Ciudad Vieja the cost should be around 100 $U. You can search addresses and public transportation at:

www.montevideo.gub.uy/aplicacion/como-ir.

Taking a taxi in the street is also safe enough but you can also ask for a taxi by calling to Radio Taxiservices. Suggested Radio Taxis services are:

Radio Taxi Patronal, Phone 141

Radio Taxi Celeritas, Phone 1919

Weather

By the time when the conference will be celebrated we will be at the end of summer. In this season the maximum temperatures can reach the 26 degrees C and the minimum are on average 16 degrees C.

Security

Montevideo is a fairly safe city, like the rest of the country. However, we recommend that you to take the following advice:

  1. leave your passport, air ticket and other important documents or valuable belongings at the security box of     your hotel;
  2. carry just the necessary amount of cash, and a card and and carry a photocopy of your passport rather than     the original; finally
  3. look after your hand luggage and pay special attention to your laptop.

Electrical network

AC current is 220V at 50Hz. Power plugs extendedly used are three in a row. A universal adapter is

recommended for some foreign connectors.

volver arriba

Accommodation

We have negotiated rates with the following hotels. In order to get the conference rates, please mention that you are coming to the Workshop in Econometrics of the Econometric Society, organized by Universidad de la República and Universidad de Montevideo

Hotel Cala di Volpe (10’ by taxi, 5-6 USD)

Agente de Reservas: Ignacio Pettinari

E-mail: reservas@hotelcaladivolpe.com.uy

Web Site: www.hotelcaladivolpe.com.uy

 

Hotel Embajador (10’ walking distance)

Agente de Reservas: Manuela Agra

E-mail: reservas@hotelembajador.com

Web-site: www.hotelembajador.com/

 

Hotel Esplendor (15’ walking distance)

Agente de Reservas: Pedro Antón

E-mail: ventas@esplendormontevideo.com

Web-site: www.esplendormontevideo.com

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Sponsorship

logos

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