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Tulane University

XIV Meetings of the LACEA/ IADB/ WB/ UNDP Research Network on Inequality and Poverty

April 9th, 2010

Location
Stone Center for Latin American Studies
Greenleaf Conference Room
100A Jones Hall

Schedule

9:00 – 9:15 Welcome
Ludovico Feoli and Nora Lustig (Tulane University)

9:15-10:45 Session I
  • Chair: Nora Lustig (Tulane University)
  • ‘€œPermanent effects of economic crises on household welfare: Evidence and projections from Argentina´s downturns‘€ Guillermo Cruces (Cedlas), Pablo Gluzmann (Cedlas) and Luis Felipe López-Calva (UNDP)
  • Discussant: Werner Hernani (ARU Foundation)
  • ‘€œThe permanent effects of recessions on child health: Evidence from Peru‘€ Jorge Aguero (UCR) and Martín Valdivia (GRADE)
  • Discussant: Adriana Camacho (UNIANDES)

10:45-11:00 Break

11:00-12:30 Session II
  • Chair: Jaime Saavedra (WB)
  • “The effect of Ecuador´s economic crisis on child health and cognitive development‘€ Melissa Hidrobo (UC Berkeley)
  • Discussant: Eduardo Rodríguez-Oreggia (ITESM-CSF)
  • ‘€œBuying less, but shopping more: The use of non-market labor during a crisis‘€ Ernesto Schargrodsky (UTDT) and David McKenzie (WB)
  • Discussant: Luis Felipe López-Calva (UNDP)
12:30-1:30 Key Note Speaker: Santiago Levy (Vice President of Sectors and Knowledge of the Inter American Development Bank)
  • Chair: Miguel Jaramillo (GRADE)

1:30-3:30 Lunch

3:30-5:30 Session III
  • Chair: Laura Ripani (IADB)
  • ‘€œThe effects of income shocks on child labor and conditional cash transfer programs as an insurance mechanism for schooling‘€ Monica Ospina (Universidad EAFIT)
  • Discussant: Daniel Ortega (CAF)
  • ‘€œIncentivos bajo el nuevo pilar solidario de pensiones en Chile‘€ Eduardo Fajnzylber (Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez)
  • Discussant: Rafael Pleitez (Fusades)
  • ‘€œLabor insertion assessment of conditional cash transfer programs: A dose-response estimate for Mexico´s Oportunidades‘€ Juan Villa (IADB) and Pablo Ibarrarán (IADB)
  • Discussant: Ernesto Schargrodsky (UTDT)

This event is being sponsored by the Tulane University‘€™s Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR). Admission is free of charge and open to the public. For more information please contact 862-3141.

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Latin American Writers Series: Alberto Barrera Tyszka

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Ecuadorian writer and Tulane Visiting Scholar Gabriela Alemán interviews Venezuelan writer Alberto Barrera Tyszka about his life, interests, and influences. Their discussion will be followed by an open Q&A and an informal reception. This event will be held in Spanish.

About the Latin American Writers Series

This series brings together Latin America’s most representative creative voices and the editorial entrepreneurs that publish them. By way of interviews conducted by renowned Ecuadorian writer Gabriela Alemán and presentations of various editorial missions, the guests will shed light on a literary world shaped by the contemporary issues of the continent. Moving forward, their conversations will comprise the centerpiece of a digital archive that introduces their ideas to a global audience.

Este serie reúne a los autores más representativos de la escritura continental y los editores que los publican. A través de entrevistas con la reconocida escritora ecuatoriana Gabriela Alemán y presentaciones de proyectos editoriales, los invitados explorarán los vínculos entre el mundo literario y la realidad continental. Sus conversaciones se convertirán después en el eje de un archivo digital que busca llevar estas ideas a un público global.

About the Author

Born in Caracas, Alberto Barrera Tyszka has published over a dozen works of poetry, short story, chronicle, novel, and biography. His most recent publications include the novels Patria o Muerte (2015) and Rating (2011), the poetic anthology La inquietud (2013), the collection of chronicles Un país a la semana (2013), and the short story collection Crímenes (2009). In 2005, he collaborated with Cristina Marcano to write the definitive biography of Hugo Chávez, Hugo Chávez sin uniforme: una historia personal (2005). Patria o muerte won the 2015 Premio Tusquets de Novela, and his novel La enfermedad, translated into English as The Sickness (2010), received the 2006 Herralde Award. Barrera also writes for television and has scripted soap operas for Venezuelan, Mexican, Colombian, and Argentinian networks.