• Seminars in Santiago, Chile


    Following the workshops in Brazil, I also visited Chile, and I gave a couple of talks at Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Economía y Negocios.

    On Thursday 27, I presented the paper “Road Access and the Spatial Pattern of Long-term Local Development in Brazil” (with Julia Bird), in the regular seminar. Then on Friday 28, I gave a public lecture (in Spanish) entitled “Instituciones electorales, información, y calidad de las políticas económicas“.

    It was also the opportunity to meet again old friends, some of whom I had not seen in more than 15 years, and see some of the changes that the country has been going through in the recent past. This visit was at the invitation of Eduardo Engel, who came back recently from Yale to Chile. On top of academic activities, he is currently doing very interesting work to provide policy advice to the new Chilean government, through the fundation Espacio Público.

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