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I am a professor of economics at the Toulouse School of Economics, Arqade. My work revolves around the impact of physical and institutional infrastructure issues on the process of economic development. I also retain from 10 years of my life in Paraguay, some of which I recall in the book Frontières, a particular interest for that beautiful country in the heart of Latin America’s Southern cone. [...] Read more

  • Inequality pre- and post taxes and transfers in Paraguay

    Categorie : economics paraguay


    I just love the following figure, which basically shows that in Paraguay, in sharp contrast with other countries in Latin America, taxes and transfers fail to improve the situation of [...] Read more…

  • El desafio de la infraestructura de transporte en el cono sur

    Categorie : economics paraguay

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    Dos artículos publicados unos meses atrás en El País ilustran los obstáculos que representa la deficiencia de la infraestructura de transporte para exportar la producción agrícola. Viajando en primer lugar [...] Read more…

  • The Brasilia experiment: World Bank Policy Research working paper

    Categorie : economics


    My paper with Julia Bird on the long-term impact of road construction in Brazil is now online as World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Number WPS6964. The paper stemmed from [...] Read more…


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