Racial disparities in labor outcomes: The effects of hiring discrimination over the business cycle (2024), Economic Analysis and Policy (with F. Kuhn).
Published Paper |
About: We investigate how labor outcomes are affected by hiring discrimination over the business cycle. While evidence suggests that discrimination in hiring can create disparities in unemployment rates between discriminated and non-discriminated groups (e.g., racial unemployment gap), there is limited understanding of how such disparities may be exacerbated during a recession. Our approach aims to shed light on this issue.
Crime under-reporting in Bogotá: a spatial panel model with fixed effects (2023), Empirical Economics (with
S. Kumbhakar and L. Sandoval).
Published Paper |
Working Paper |
About: We propose a novel spatial autoregressive stochastic frontier model with fixed effects and use a rich database of police-reported crimes in Bogotá to study whether living near neighborhoods with high crime rates may affect crime reporting.
The effect of crop insurance in Ecuadorian rice farming: a technical efficiency approach (2023), Agricultural Finance Review (with A. Reyes, A. Villegas, M. Castro)
About: We estimate the technical efficiency of a massive and economically important crop in Ecuador and conduct a comparison between groups of farmers with and without insurance.
Export Diversification Dynamics in Latin America (2015), in Handbook on Trade and Development (edited by Morrissey, O., López, R. A., and Sharma, K. Elgar Publishing) (with Manuel Agosin).
About: In this chapter, we construct a set of export diversification measures in order to give a detailed view of the export diversification dynamics in Latin America.
Spillovers, efficiency, and human capital in rice farming production in Ecuador: a semiparametric smooth coefficient spatial autoregressive approach
About: The relevance of the connection between human capital and spillovers raises important questions, like to what extent a farmer’s output and efficiency can be associated with its neighboring farmers’ actions. In this paper, we research efficiency spillovers among Ecuadorian rice farmers and study whether human capital affects spillovers. We combine a novel semiparametric smooth coefficient spatial autoregressive stochastic frontier model with a rich microeconomic dataset obtained from a nationally representative survey of an important crop production in a developing country, rice in Ecuador.
A Violent Crime Index with a Non-Zero Probability of Underreporting
About: We propose an approach to aggregate different violent crime variables into one crime index. We implement the proposed index to a detailed database of police-reported crimes in Bogota, Colombia, over 2010-2018.
(Additional resources: chks)
Transformed Nonparametric Estimation for Partially Linear Functional-Coefficient Panel Models with Interactive Effects, with Qiankun Zhou.