An International Conference

Mexico, 3-4 June 2005


 Room: Auditorio Santa F
Friday June 3
8:30 - 9:00


9:00 - 9:10

Opening. Enrique Cabrero, CIDE

9:10 - 10:00

Keynote Address


Oded Galor

. Natural Selection and the Evolution of Life Expectancy

Chair: Alejandro Villagmez, CIDE

10:00 - 11:30      

Plenum Session 1


Wen Hai

. Development Strategy with References to China and other Developing Countries

Andrs Rodrguez Clare

. R&D Shortfalls in LDCs

Chair: Victor Carren, CIDE

11:30 - 11:45


11:45 - 13:45

Parallel Sessions 1-5

13:45 - 14:45

Lunch at: Auditorio Cuajimalpa

15:00 - 17:00

Parallel Sessions 6-10

17:00 - 17:15


17:15 - 18:45

Plenum Session 2


Bjarne S. Jensen

. General Equilibrium Dynamics and the Reallocation and Evolution of Factor Endowments

Gernot Klepper

. Emissions Trading, CDM and The Climate Strategy of the EU

Erich Gundlach

. DEGIT - Review and Future: the DEGIT Virtual Reseach Center

Chair: Rodolfo Cermeo, CIDE



Saturday June 4
9:00 - 11:15

Plenum Session 3


Henry Wan Jr

. Chinese Trade Expansion and Development and Growth in Today's World

Pietro F Peretto

. Corporate Taxes, Growth and Welfare in a Schumpeterian Economy

David Mayer-Foulkes

. Development and Underdevelopment in the Globalizing Economy

Chair: Rodrigo Garca Verd, Banco de Mxico

11:15 - 11:30


11:30 - 13:30

Parallel Sessions 11-15

13:45 - 14:45

Lunch at: Saln de Profesores

14:45 - 16:45

Plenum Session 4. Policy Round Table: The Future of China and its Impact on Latin America and other Countries


Wen Hai

. China Center for Economic Research, Assistant President, Peking University.

Henry Wan Jr

. Cornell

Ral Feliz


Jos Lpez Crdova


Chair: Lorenza Martnez, ITAM

16:45 - 17:00





Conference Dinner


Parallel Session Schedule

All rooms are equipped with slide and digital overhead projectors and computers for the presentations.

DEGIT-X Parallel Sessions

(Presenter first)

(Contact Author)
Friday June 3, 11:45-13:45
Session 1. Trade and Growth Models; Friday June 3, 11:45-13:45Room 101

Gundlach, Erich (Chair)

Kiel Institute for World Economics

Trade and Growth Across Cones

Ohta, Hiroshi

Dept. of International Economics, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan

The Simplest Possible 2x2x2 CGE Diagranomics: Revisiting the H-O, S-S Orthodoxies

Seater, John

Economics Department, North Carolina State University

Trade, Growth and Technology Transfer

Teixeira, Arilton Burgarin, Mirta; Ellery, Roberto and Gomes, Vctor

Department of Economics, IBMEC

From Miracle to Disaster: the Brazilian Economy in the Last 3 Decades

Session 2. Growth Issues I; Friday June 3, 11:45-13:45Room 102

De Hek, Paul A. (Chair)

Department of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam

On Taxation in a Two-Sector Endogenous Growth Model with Endogenous Labor Supply

Palokangas, Tapio

Department of Economics, University of Helsinki

Optimal Technology Policy in an Economy with Imitation and Creative Destruction

Straathof, Bas

ECIS - Eindhoven University of Technology


Schooling Inequality and the Rise of Research

Session 3. Estimates on Trade and Inequality; Friday June 3, 11:45-13:45Room PB1

Saam, Marianne (Chair)

Department of Economics, University of Frankfurt

Trade Liberalization as a Determinant of the Elasticity of Substitution between Capital and Labor

Cermeo, Rodolfo y Sirenia Vazquez

Divisin de Economa, CIDE

Technological Backwardness in Agriculture: is it Due to Lack of R&D Expenditures, Human Capital and International Trade?

Csar Guerrero Luchtenberg y Aurora Gmez Galvarriato

Divisin de Economa, CIDE

Impatience, International Competitiveness, and Political Constraints

Chanda, Areendam and Dalgaard, Carl-Johan

Department of Economics, Louisiana State University

Wage Inequality and the Rise of Services

Session 4. Productivity Change; Friday June 3, 11:45-13:45Room PB2

Hafner, Volkswirt Kurt (Chair)

University of Bamberg

International Patent Pattern and Technology Diffusion

Isgut, Alberto E. and Fernandes, Ana M.

Wesleyan University

Learning by Doing, Learning by Exporting, and Productivity: Evidence from Colombia

Meza Gonzlez, Liliana and Mora Yague, Ana Beln

Economics Department, Universidad Iberoamericana

Trade and Private Investment in R&D in Mexico

Session 5. Macro Policy and Trade; Friday June 3, 11:45-13:45Room PB3

Heinrich, Tobias (Chair)

University of Muenster and University of Paderborn

A Critical Note on Growth Regressions

Loayza, Norman

World Bank

Openness Can Be Good for Growth: the Role of Policy Complementarities

Yatawara, Ravi

Department of Economics, University of Delaware

Stabilization and Trade Policy

Zuleta, Hernando and Gracia, Orlando


The Free Trade Agreement between Colombia and USA: what Can Happen to Colombia?

Friday June 3, 15:00-17:00
Session 6. North South Trade Models; Friday June 3, 15:00-17:00Room 101

Aguiar, Alvaro and Afonso, Oscar (Chair)

Faculdade de Economia, Universidade do Porto

North-South Diffusion of a General Purpose Technology

Kolda, Gilles

ERASME-Laboratoire d'conomie, Ecole Centrale Paris

Northern and Southern Patent Novelty Requirements Harmonization, Growth and Trade

Maseland, Robbert and De Vaal, Albert

Radboud University Nijmegen Faculty of Management Department of Economics

On Trade and Poverty-Induced Comparative Advantage

Stryszowski, Piotr

Department of Economics, Tilburg University

Imitation or Divergence: Intellectual Property Rights and National R&D Subsidy Policies in a Two-Country Schumpeterian Framework

Session 7. Growth Issues II; Friday June 3, 15:00-17:00Room 102

Ang, Alvin (Chair)

Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University

A Theoretical Reexamination of Privatization: Assessing its Welfare and Distributional Impacts

Angelopoulos, Konstantinos and Economides, George

Department of International and European Economic Studies, Athens University of Economics and Business

Rent Seeking, Policy and Growth: Under Electoral Uncertainty: Theory and Evidence

Ortega Daz, Araceli

Centro de Investigacin en Finanzas, ITESM

Channels through which Income Inequality Influences Growth: Fiscal and Political Instability Approaches

Salgado Banda, Hctor

Direccin de Estudios Econmicos, Direccin General de Investigacin Econmica, Banco de Mxico

Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth: an Empirical Analysis

Session 8. Migration and Employment; Friday June 3, 15:00-17:00Room PB1

Ahsan, Quamrul (Chair)

Department of Economics University of Bergen

Micro-Credit, Risk-Coping and the Incidence of Rural-to-Urban Migration

Carrillo Huerta, Mario Altamirano Ogarrio, Aniel and Cern Vargas, Jos A.

Universidad de las Amricas-Puebla/El Colegio de Tlaxcala

Sectorial Economic Growth and Employment in Mexico, 1996-2001

Metcalf, Hugh and Marques, Helena

Economics Unit, Business School, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Sectorial Impact of Free Intra-EU Migration in the Presence of Unemployment Benefits

Rodrguez Arana, Alejandro

Department of Economics, Universidad Iberoamericana

Endogenous Growth and Comparative Standards of Living between Mexico and the US

Session 9. Efficiency Estimation; Friday June 3, 15:00-17:00Room PB2

De Boer, Paul (Chair)

Econometric Institute, Erasmus University Rotterdam

The Expenditure System of CDES Indirect Utility Functions

Fossati, Federica Mantero, Rafael and Olivella, Virginia

Universidad de la Repblica Oriental del Uruguay (UDELAR)

Growth Determinants in Uruguay: 1955-2003 a Total Factor Productivity Analysis

Van Dijk, Michiel and Szirmai, Adam

Eindhoven Centre for Innovation Studies (ECIS), Eindhoven University of Technology

Are Indonesian Pulp and Paper Mills Approaching World Best Practice? An International Comparison of Firm Level Efficiency Using Longitudinal Micro-Level Datasets

Fonseca Galvis, ngela Mara and Echeverry Garzn, Juan Carlos

Facultad de Economa, Universidad de los Andes

The Social Impact of the Banking Sector in Colombia, 1995-2002

Session 10. Financial Development and Economic Growth; Friday June 3, 15:00-17:00Room PB3

Gaytn Gonzlez, Alejandro (Chair)

Banco de Mxico

Banks, Liquidity Crises and Economic Growth

Gustavo del ngel M.

Divisin de Economa, CIDE

Networks, Discipline and Idiosyncratic Risks in Mexican Banks. 1950-1980

Monter, Rosario

HEC- University of Lausanne and University Claude Bernard Lyon 1

Valuing Foreign Default Risk: a Pricing Formula and its Empirical Results for the Mexican External Debt

Venegas-Martnez, Francisco

Finance Research Center, ITESM

Temporary Stabilization and the Real Option of Waiting when Consumption Can Be Delayed: an Extreme Vale Approach

Saturday June 4, 11:30-13:30
Session 11. Foreign Direct Investment; Saturday June 4, 11:30-13:30Room 101

Arabi U (Chair)

Department of Economics Mangalore University

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Flows and Sustained Growth: a Case Study of India and China

Nunnenkamp, Peter and Mayer-Foulkes, David

Kiel Institute of World Economics

The Impact of US Foreign Direct Investment on Convergence and non-Convergence

Tanna, Sailesh and Topaiboul, Kitja

Business School, Coventry University

Human Capital, Trade, FDI and Economic Growth in Thailand: what Causes what?

Tung, An-Chi and Liu, Bih Jane

Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica

Export Outsourcing, FDI and Productivity: Evidence from Taiwanese Exporting Firms

Session 12. Structural Change and Growth; Saturday June 4, 11:30-13:30Room 102

Galiani, Sebastin Heymann, Daniel; Dabus, Carlos and Tohme, Fernando (Chair)

Universidad de San Andrs

Land-Rich Economies, Education and Economic Development

Montes Sylvan, Artemisa

Department of Politics, University of Bristol

New Ways of Looking at the Mexican Crisis of the 1980s and Further Transformations

Villarreal, Hctor and Chavas, Jean-Paul

ITESM Campus Monterrey, Escuela de Graduados en Administracin Pblica y Polticas Pblicas (EGAP)

Household's Capital Accumulation and the Presence of Poverty Traps in Mexico

Session 13. Natural Resources; Saturday June 4, 11:30-13:30Room 103

Carren-Rodrguez, Vctor and Roselln, Juan (Chair)

Divisin de Economa, CIDE

Incentives for Supply Adequacy in Electricity Markets: an Application to the Mexican Power Sector

Gaitn, Beatriz and Roe, Terry L.

Economics Department, University of Hamburg

Natural Resource Abundance and Economic Growth in a Two Country Model

Iza, Amaia

Departamento de Fundamentos del Anlisis Econmico II, Facultad de Ciencias Econmicas y Empresariales

Growth in an Oil Abundant Economy: the Case of Venezuela

Papyrakis, Elissaios and Gerlagh, Reyer

Institute for Environmental Studies

Natural Resources, Innovation and Growth

Session 14. Public Infrastructure; Saturday June 4, 11:30-13:30Room PB1

Antonini, Massimo (Chair)

St Peter's and Department of Economics, University of Oxford

Public Capital, Fiscal Deficit and Growth

Caldern, Csar and Servn, Luis

Economic Research Division, Central Bank of Chile

The Effects of Infrastructure Development on Growth and Income Distribution

Garca Verd, Rodrigo

Direccin de Estudios Econmicos, Direccin General de Investigacin Econmica, Banco de Mxico

Factor Shares from Household Survey Data

Fontenla, Matas and Noriega, Antonio E.

Divisin de Economa, CIDE

Public Infrastructure and Economic Growth in Mexico: an Empirical Analysis