About LACEA LAMES 2021 .
Latin America is facing trying times. Economies across the region have witnessed an unprecedented increase in unemployment and the incidence of poverty, and gender disparities have widened. The design and implementation of social programs and policies to mitigate the impacts of the pandemic have been at the core of the public policy and academic debates in recent months. The 2021 LACEA-LAMES annual meeting is an ideal forum to reflect and discuss how our region can best navigate these difficult times without losing sight of other significant economic challenges as the pervasiveness of inequality, the effects climate change, and the future of work.
Meet the guests
Professor Abadie's methodological research focuses on statistical methods to estimate causal effects and, in particular, the impact of public policies, such as labor market, education, and health policy interventions.
Prof. Roth recieved the 2012 Nobel Prize “for the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design” (with Pof. Shapley). On addition, professor Roth has made significant contributions to the fields of game theory, experimental economics, and market design.
Professor Miguel’s research focuses African economic development, including work on the economic causes and consequences of violence, the impact of ethnic divisions on local collective action, interactions between health, education, environment, and productivity for the poor.
Professor Molinari’s research interests are in econometrics. Her theoretical work focuses on proposing new methods for statistical inference in partially identified models. Empirically, she studies decisions under risk and uncertainty.
Professor Blau has written extensively on gender issues, wage inequality, immigration, and international comparisons of labor market outcomes.
Gilles Duranton is professor of real estate and holds the Dean’s Chair in Real Estate. He joined Wharton in 2012 after holding academic positions at the University of Toronto and the London School of Economics. A graduate from HEC Paris and Sorbonne University, he obtained his PhD in economics from the London School of Economics and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris.
Professor Angrist’s research interests include economics of education and school reform; social programs and the labor market; the effects of immigration, labor market regulation and institutions; and econometric methods for program and policy evaluation.
Professor Bandiera research focuses on how monetary incentives and social relationships interact to shape individual choices within organizations, how this shapes labor markets, the allocation of talent and, ultimately, living standards.
Professor Goldberg is an applied microeconomist drawn policy-relevant questions in trade and development. She has exploited a broad set of methodological approaches to provide insights into the determinants and effects of trade policies, trade and inequality, intellectual property rights protection in developing countries, exchange rate passthrough, pricing to market, and international price discrimination.