IARIW-IBGE Conference on Income, Wealth and Well-being in Latin America, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 11-14, 2013

Programme (as of September 5, 2013)

For more information on the Conference, see http://eventos.ibge.gov.br/en/iariw


7:00-9:00 — Reception (Everest Rio Hotel)


9:00-9:30 — Opening Remarks:

Dra. Wasmália Bivar (President, IBGE) and Barbara Fraumeni (Chair, IARIW)

9:30-10:30 — Keynote Address: Inequality Trends in the World: How Different is Latin America?

François Bourguignon (Paris School of Economics, France)

10:30-11:00 — Break

11:00-12:30 — Panel Discussion: Perspectives on Regional and Global Inequality


Chair: Barbara Fraumeni (IARIW)

1. Francisco H. G. Ferreira (World Bank), “Opportunity-Sensitive Poverty Measurement”

2. Branko Milanovic (World Bank), “Global Inequality of Opportunity: How Much of Our Income is Determined at Birth?”

3. Luis Felipe López-Calva (World Bank), “Inequality Reduction and Mobility into the Middle Class”

12:30-2:00 — Lunch


2:00-3:30 — Parallel Sessions:

Session 1: Inequality Dynamics

Chair: Branko Milanovic (World Bank)

1. Pedro H. G. F. Souza (Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada, Brazil) and Marcelo Medeiros (Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada, Brazil), “The Decline in Inequality in Brazil, 2003 – 2009: The Role of the State”[Abstract]

2. Verónica Amarante (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean), “Income Inequality in Latin America: A Factor Component Analysis” [Abstract]

3. Adan Silverio Murillo (University of Minnesota, USA), “Social Interactions and Optimal Consumption Under Conditional Cash Transfer Programs” [Abstract]

Discussant: Pedro Olinto (World Bank)

Session 2: Output, Consumption and Price Statistics

Chair: Roberto Luis Olinto Ramos (IBGE, Brazil)

1. Leonardo S. de Oliveira (IBGE, Brazil), Débora F. Souza (IBGE, Brazil), Luciana A. dos Santos (IBGE, Brazil), Marta Antunes (IBGE, Brazil), Nícia C. H. Brendolin (IBGE, Brazil) and Viviane C. C. Quintaes (IBGE), “Construction of a Consumption Aggregate Based on Information from the Brazilian Consumer Expenditure Survey 2008-2009 and its Use in the Measurement of Welfare, Poverty, Inequality and Vulnerability of Families” [Abstract]

2. Victor Pina Dias (Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil), Érica Diniz Dias (Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil) and João Victor Issler (Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil), “Non-Durable Consumption and Real-Estate Prices in Brazil: Panel-Data Analysis at the State Level” [Abstract]

Discussant: Barbara Fraumeni (IARIW and University of Southern Maine)

3:30-4:00 — Break

4:00-5:30 — Parallel Sessions:

Session 3: Taxation and Redistribution I

Chair: Andrew Sharpe (IARIW)

1. Sean Higgins (Tulane University, USA), Nora Lustig (Tulane University, USA), Whitney Ruble (Tulane University, USA) and Timothy Smeeding (University of Wisconsin at Madison, USA), “Comparing Taxation, Transfers, and Redistribution in Brazil and the United States” [Abstract]

2. Werner L. Hernani-Limarino (Fundación ARU, Bolivia) and Ahmed Eid (Fundación ARU, Bolivia), “Unravelling Declining Income Inequality in Bolivia: Do Government Transfers Matter?” [Abstract]

3. Ricardo Politi (Federal University of ABC, Brazil) and Enlinson Mattos (Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil), “Intergovernmental Transfers and Fiscal Equalization across Regions: A Standardized Analysis for Brazilian Municipalities” [Abstract]

Discussant: Luis Felipe López-Calva (World Bank) (to be confirmed)

Session 4: Race and Ethnicity

Chair: Marta Antunes (IBGE, Brazil)

1. Mauricio Reis (Instituto de Pesquisa Economica Aplicada, Brazil), “Fields of Study and the Earnings Gap by Race in Brazil” [Abstract]

2. Carla Canelas (Paris School of Economics, France) and Silvia Salazar (Paris School of Economics, France), “Gender and Ethnicity in LAC Countries: The Case of Bolivia and Guatemala” [Abstract]

3. Carlos Gradín (Universidade de Vigo, Spain), “Race, Ethnicity and Living Conditions in Costa Rica” [Abstract]

Discussant: Paola Salardi (University of Sussex, UK)


9:00-10:30 — IBGE Panel Discussion: Income Measurement: From Household Surveys to National Accounts

Chair: Roberto Luis Olinto Ramos (IBGE, Brazil)


1. Cimar Azeredo Pereira (IBGE, Brazil), “The Income Investigation in the Integrated System of Household Surveys”

2. Leonardo Santos de Oliveira (IBGE, Brazil), “Comparing Income Results: Simplified POF Pilot Test vs POF-2008/2009”

3. Katia Namir Machado Barros (IBGE, Brazil) and João Hallak Neto (IBGE, Brazil), “Use of Income and Employment Statistics for Estimating National Accounts Aggregates”

10:30-11:00 — Break

11:00-12:30 — Parallel Sessions:

Session 5: Health, Education and Subjective Well-being

Chair: Marco Andreazzi (IBGE, Brazil)

1. Betina Fresneda (IBGE, Brazil), “Educational Opportunities in the Brazilian Upper Secondary Education” [Abstract]

2. Mauricio Apablaza (University of Oxford, UK), Florent Bresson (Université d’Orléans, France) and Gaston Yalonetzky (University of Leeds, UK), “When More Does Not Necessarily Mean Better: Health-related Illfare Comparisons with Non-monotone Welfare Relationships” [Abstract]

3. Mariano Rojas (FLACSO-México and UPAEP, Mexico), “The Role of Household and Intra-household Arrangements in Income Comparisons: A Happiness Approach” [Abstract]

Discussant: Fábio D. Waltenberg (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil)

Session 6: Inequality of Opportunity

Chair: Barbara Cobo (IBGE, Brazil)

1. Márcia de Carvalho (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil), Luis Fernando Gamboa (Universidad del Rosario, Colombia) and Fábio D. Waltenberg (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil), “Equality of Educational Opportunity Employing PISA Data: Taking Both Achievement and Access into Account” [Abstract]

2. Florian Wendelspiess Chávez Juárez (University of Geneva, Switzerland), “Measuring Inequality of Opportunity with Latent Variables” [Abstract]

3. Isidro Soloaga (Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico) and Florian Wendelspiess Chávez Juárez (University of Geneva, Switzerland), “Scale vs. Translation Invariant Measures of Inequality of Opportunity when the Outcome is Binary” [Abstract]

Discussant: Francisco Ferreira (World Bank)

Session 7: Labour Markets

Chair: Cimar Azeredo Pereira (IBGE, Brazil)

1. Andres Zambrano (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia), “Endogenous Employment and Incomplete Markets”[Abstract]

2. Paola Salardi (University of Sussex, UK), “The Evolution of Gender and Racial Occupational Segregation across Formal and non-Formal Labor Markets in Brazil – 1987 to 2006” [Abstract]

3. Lia Chitolina (University of São Paulo, Brazil), Miguel Nathan Foguel (Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada, Brazil) and Naércio Menezes-Filho (University of São Paulo, Brazil), “The Impact of the Expansion of the Bolsa Família Program on the Time Allocation of Youths and Labor Supply of Adults” [Abstract]

Discussant: Roxana Maurizio (Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Argentina)

12:30-2:00 — Lunch


2:00-3:30 — Parallel Sessions:

Session 8: Multidimensional Poverty

Chair: Leonardo Santos de Oliveira (IBGE, Brazil)

1. Sabina Alkire (University of Oxford, UK), Mauricio Apablaza (University of Oxford, UK), Satya Chakravarty (Indian Statistical Institute, India) and Gaston Yalonetzky (University of Leeds, UK), “Measuring Chronic Multidimensional Poverty: A Counting Approach” [Abstract]

2. Barbara Cobo (IBGE, Brazil), Leonardo Athias (IBGE, Brazil) and Gilson Gonçalves de Mattos (IBGE, Brazil), “Multidimensional Poverty in Brazil through Fundamental Social Rights Compliance: An Analytic Proposal” [Abstract]

3.Svenja Flechtner (University of Flensburg, Germany), “40 Years after Hirschman’s Tunnel Parable: Income Inequality, Economic Development and Aspirations Failures in Latin America” [Abstract]

Discussant: François Bourguignon (Paris School of Economics, France)

Session 9: Vulnerability and Impoverishment

Chair: Marco Antonio Carvalho Natalino (Ministry of Social Development, Brazil)

1. Víctor Hugo Pérez (University of Essex, UK) and Isidro Soloaga (Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico), “Poverty Transitions and Vulnerability: Mexico 2006-2010”’ [Abstract]

2. Sean Higgins (Tulane University, USA) and Nora Lustig (Tulane University, USA), “Measuring Impoverishment: An Overlooked Dimension of Fiscal Incidence” [Abstract]

3. Eduardo Rodríguez-Oreggia (EGAP, Tecnológico de Monterrey), Bruno López-Videla (EGAP, Tecnológico de Monterrey) and Daniel Prudencio (EGAP, Tecnológico de Monterrey), “Labor Vulnerability and the Evolution of the Working Poor in Mexico” [Abstract]

Discussant: Mauricio Reis (Instituto de Pesquisa Economica Aplicada, Brazil)

Session 10: Income Distribution in Latin America

Chair: Marcia Maria Melo Quintslr (IBGE, Brazil)

1. Facundo Alvaredo (Paris School of Economics, France) and Juliana Londoño (Paris School of Economics, France), “High Incomes and Personal Taxation in a Developing Economy: Colombia 1993-2010” [Abstract]

2. Fabio Clementi (University of Macerata, Italy) and Francesco Schettino (Second University of Naples, Italy), “Income polarization in Brazil, 2001–2011: A Distributional Analysis using PNAD Data” [Abstract]

3. Roxana Maurizio (Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Argentina), “Income Distribution and Labour Market in Latin America In Times of Economic Growth” [Abstract]

Discussant: Pedro E. Moncarz (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina)

3:30-4:00 — Break

4:00-5:30 — Parallel Sessions:

Session 11: Taxation and Redistribution II

Chair: Francisco H. G. Ferreira (World Bank)

1. Pedro E. Moncarz (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina), “Implicit Redistribution within Argentina’s Social Security System: A Micro-simulation Exercise” [Abstract]

2. Carla Canelas (Paris School of Economics, France), François Gardes (Paris School of Economics, France) and Silvia Salazar (Paris School of Economics, France), “A Microsimulation on Tax Reforms in LAC Countries: A New Approach Based on Full Expenditures” [Abstract]

3. Rozane Bezerra de Siqueira (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil) and José Ricardo Bezerra Nogueira (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil), “Taxation, Inequality and the Illusion of the Social Contract in Brazil”[Abstract]

Discussant: Verónica Amarante (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean)

Session 12: Distribution Dynamics

Chair: Andrew Sharpe (IARIW)

1. Raúl Fuentes (Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile), Javier Scavia (Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile) and Tapas Mishra (Swansea University, UK), “On the Distributional Impact of Embodied Technological Progress in Developing Countries” [Abstract]

2. Stephen Klasen (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany), Carlos Villalobos-Barría (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany) and Sebastian Vollmer (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany), “Distribution Dynamics of the Per Capita Income in Mexico, 1990-2010: Convergence across Municipalities” [Abstract]

3. Pedro Olinto (World Bank), Jaime Saavedra (World Bank) and Gabriel Lara-Ibarra (World Bank), “Accelerating Poverty Reduction in a Less Poor World: The Roles of Growth and Inequality” [Abstract]

Discussant: Carlos Gradín (Universidade de Vigo, Spain)

Session 13: Distributions in Space

Chair: Barbara Fraumeni (IARIW)

1. Abhimanyu Dadu (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research) and Namrata Gulati (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research), “Inequality, Neighbourhoods and Variation in Prices” [Abstract]

2. Juan Mauricio Ramirez (Fedesarrollo, Colombia), Yadira Diaz (University of Essex, UK) and Juan Guillermo Bedoya (Fedesarrollo, Colombia), “Decentralization in Colombia: A Search for Equity in a Bumpy Economic Geography”[Abstract]

3. Guilherme França dos Santos Paiva (IBGE, Brazil), Denise Britz do N. Silva (IBGE, Brazil) and Carmem Aparecida Feijó (Fluminense Federal University, Brazil), “Consumption and Socioeconomic Classification in Brazil: a Study Based on the Brazilian Family Expenditure Survey” [Abstract]

Discussant: Branko Milanovic (World Bank)

8:00 — Farewell Dinner – Porcão Rio’s


All Day — Excursion