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    • La protección jurídica del eslogan publicitario en el derecho comparado 

      Bugallo Montaño, Beatriz (Universidad de Montevideo, Facultad de Derecho, 2005)
    • Getting polluters to yell the truth 

      Caffera, Marcelo; Dubra, Juan (Universidad de Montevideo, Facultad de Ciencias Empresariales y Economía, Departamento de Economía, 2006)
      We study the problem of a regulator who must control the emissions of a given pollutant from a series of industries when the firms’ abatement costs are unknown. We develop a mechanism in which the regulator asks firms to ...
    • On the viability of a multilateral trade agreement: a political-economy approach 

      Trupkin, Danilo (Universidad de Montevideo, Facultad de Ciencias Empresariales y Economía, Departamento de Economía, 2010)
      The big picture issue this paper intends to address is on the incentive aspects of a multilateral trade liberalization. The paper builds on a framework originally introduced in Grossman and Helpman’s The Politics of ...
    • Pobreza, educación y salarios en América Latina 

      Borraz, Fernando; Cabrera, José María; Cid, Alejandro; Ferrés, Daniel; Miles, Daniel (Universidad de Montevideo, Facultad de Ciencias Empresariales y Economía, Departamento de Economía, 2010)
    • Continuity and completeness under risk 

      Dubra, Juan (Universidad de Montevideo, Facultad de Ciencias Empresariales y Economía, Departamento de Economía, 2010)
    • Violencia: caracterización de la población adolescente de instituciones educativas de la región Oeste de Montevideo en relación a la situación de violencia en la que viven 

      Fernández, Alicia; Giménez, Andrea; Lewy, Esther; Lozano, Fernanda; Olivera, Virginia; Cabrera, José María; Cid, Alejandro; Salas, Fernando; Hackembruch, Cecilia (Universidad de Montevideo, Facultad de Ciencias Empresariales y Economía, Departamento de Economía, 2010)
      Todos los días en las páginas de los periódicos nacionales y en las noticias televisivas, leemos y escuchamos sobre actos de violencia que tienen como protagonistas a niños, niñas y adolescentes ya sea como víctimas o ...
    • The impact of parental drinking on children's use of health care 

      Balsa, Ana Inés; French, Michael T. (Universidad de Montevideo, Facultad de Ciencias Empresariales y Economía, Departamento de Economía, 2011)
      Objective: Alcohol misuse by parents can affect the demand for children’s health care in a number of different ways. The primary objective of this study is to estimate the impact that high intensity drinkers have on their ...
    • Family structural influences on children's education attainment: evidence from Uruguay 

      Cid, Alejandro; Stokes, Charles E. (Universidad de Montevideo, Facultad de Ciencias Empresariales y Economía, Departamento de Economía, 2011)
      As the developed world has experienced a shift away from the traditional two biological parent family, scholars have sought to understand how children are faring in non-traditional homes. Debate has arisen over assertions ...
    • Justification of physical and verbal aggression in uruguayan children and adolescent 

      Fares, Natalia E.; Ramírez, Martín J.; Cabrera, José María; Salas, Fernando (Universidad de Montevideo, Facultad de Ciencias Empresariales y Economía, Departamento de Economía, 2011)
      This study examines the justification of aggressive acts in Uruguayan children and adolescents in different social situations as a function of age and sex, as well as the effect of differences in socioeconomic status ...
    • Giving a second chance: an after-school program in a shantytown interacting with parents´ type 

      Cid, Alejandro; Rossi, Martín A. (Universidad de Montevideo, Facultad de Ciencias Empresariales y Economía, Departamento de Economía, 2011)
      Most discussion of after-school programs in shantytowns has centered on estimating mean impacts of programs, and results are not conclusive. Previous literature provides some explanations for these mixed results but this ...
    • How far do shocks move across borders? examining volatility transmission in major agricultural futures markets 

      Hernández, Manuel A.; Ibarra, Raúl; Trupkin, Danilo (Universidad de Montevideo, Facultad de Ciencias Empresariales y Economía, Departamento de Economía, 2011)
      This paper examines the level of interdependence and volatility transmission in global agricultural futures markets. We follow a multivariate GARCH approach to explore the dynamics and cross-dynamics of volatility across ...
    • Fecundidad e ingresos en Uruguay 

      Cabrera, José María (Universidad de Montevideo, Facultad de Ciencias Empresariales y Economía, Departamento de Economía, 2011)
      En este artículo trato de identificar y estimar el efecto de la fecundidad en los ingresos familiares. La endogeneidad de la decisión de tener un segundo hijo la analizo con una muestra de mellizos en el primer nacimiento ...
    • The relationship between inflation and growth: a panel smooth transition regression approach for developed and developing countries 

      Ibarra, Raúl; Trupkin, Danilo (Universidad de Montevideo, Facultad de Ciencias Empresariales y Economía, Departamento de Economía, 2011)
      This paper studies the existence for a set of countries of an inflation threshold above which its effect on economic growth is negative, considering the speed of transition from one inflation regime to the other. Using a ...
    • Free to punish? The american dream and the harsh treatment of criminals 

      Di Tella, Rafael; Dubra, Juan (Universidad de Montevideo, Facultad de Ciencias Empresariales y Economía, Departamento de Economía, 2011)
      We describe the evolution of selective aspects of punishment in the US over the period 1980-2004. We note that imprisonment increased around 1980, a period that coincides with the “Reagan revolution” in economic matters. ...
    • Lessons from participation in a web-based substance use preventive program in Uruguay 

      Balsa, Ana Inés; Gandelman, Néstor; Lamé, Diego (Universidad de Montevideo, Facultad de Ciencias Empresariales y Economía, Departamento de Economía, 2011)
      We analyzed individual and program characteristics associated with participation in an ICT-based substance use preventive intervention in Uruguay, South America. The intervention was directed at nine- and ten-grade students ...
    • The problem of prevention 

      Benoit, Jean Pierre; Dubra, Juan (Universidad de Montevideo, Facultad de Ciencias Empresariales y Economía, Departamento de Economía, 2011)
      Many disasters are foreshadowed by insu¢ cient preventive care. In this paper, we argue that there is a true problem of prevention , in that insu¢ cient care is often the result of rational calculations on the part of ...
    • Apparent overconfidence 

      Benoit, Jean Pierre; Dubra, Juan (Universidad de Montevideo, Facultad de Ciencias Empresariales y Economía, Departamento de Economía, 2011)
      It is common for a majority of people to rank themselves as better than average on simple tasks and worse than average on difficult tasks. The literature takes for granted that this apparent misconfidence is problematic. ...
    • Joint-liability vs. individual incentives in the classroom. Lessons from a field experiment with undergraduate student 

      Cid, Alejandro; Cabrera, José María (Universidad de Montevideo, Facultad de Ciencias Empresariales y Economía, Departamento de Economía, 2012)
      We evaluate the impact of joint-liabilityincentives in the classroomusing a randomized field experiment.The instructor designsgroups of three studentsin the classroom and providesa premiumto their ...
    • Impact evaluation of a privately managed tuition-free middle school in a poor neighborhood in Montevideo 

      Balsa, Ana Inés; Cid, Alejandro (Universidad de Montevideo, Facultad de Ciencias Empresariales y Economía, Departamento de Economía, 2012)
      Using a randomized trial, we evaluate the impact of afreeprivately-managed middle schoolin a poor neighborhood. The research comparesovertimeadolescents randomly selectedto enterLiceo-Jubilarand thosethat were notdrawn in ...
    • The effectiveness of prenatal care in a low income population: a panel data approach 

      Balsa, Ana Inés; Triunfo, Patricia (Universidad de Montevideo, Facultad de Ciencias Empresariales y Economía, Departamento de Economía, 2012)
      This paper analyzes the impact of prenatal care on the likelihood of low birth weight and prematurity using panel data on births taking place between 1995 and 2008 in the largest maternity ward in Uruguay. The use of ...