nep-lam New Economics Papers
on Central and South America
Issue of 2007‒10‒06
four papers chosen by
Maximo Rossi
University of the Republic

  1. Pobreza Multidimensional Relativa. Una Aplicación a la Argentina By Adriana Conconi; Andres Ham
  2. Metodología para el Análisis de la Pobreza Rural By Leopoldo Tornarolli
  3. Diferenças de Renda Emprego e Desigualdade Entre os Municípios Brasileiros no Período de 1991 a 2000 By João Carlos R. Magalhães; Raquel A. Rabelo
  4. A Small Open Economy as a Limit Case of a Two-Country New Keynesian DSGE Model: A Bayesian Estimation With Brazilian Data. By Marcos Antonio C. da Silveira

  1. By: Adriana Conconi (Centro de Estudios Distributivos, Laborales y Sociales (CEDLAS) - Universidad Nacional de La Plata); Andres Ham (Centro de Estudios Distributivos, Laborales y Sociales (CEDLAS) - Universidad Nacional de La Plata)
    Abstract: La pobreza multidimensional es un tópico que ha recibido gradualmente mayor atención dentro la literatura distributiva. Esta disciplina ampliada cuenta con escasa investigación en América Latina y el Caribe. El propósito exploratorio de este trabajo consiste en definir operativamente el concepto, realizar un análisis de su asociación con la pobreza tradicional y, dada su naturaleza relativa, proponer una estrategia de medición para una sociedad determinada en base a functionings esenciales delineados por Sen y a un trabajo previo de Poggi (2004). Se aplica la metodología a la Argentina para el período 1998-2002, donde los datos permiten estimar pobreza mediante cuatro dimensiones: laboral, vivienda, educación e ingresos.
    Keywords: pobreza multidimensional relativa, dimensiones fundamentales, functionings, medición, Argentina
    JEL: D30 I30
    Date: 2007–08
  2. By: Leopoldo Tornarolli (Centro de Estudios Distributivos, Laborales y Sociales (CEDLAS) - Universidad Nacional de La Plata)
    Date: 2007–09
  3. By: João Carlos R. Magalhães; Raquel A. Rabelo
    Abstract: This paper describes the differences between Brazilian municipalities in per capita income, participation of salaries in total income, participation of transferences in total income, percentage of working population, income inequality inside the municipality and poverty tax, using data from the 1991 and 2000. This description reviews great economic and social differences between Brazilian municipalities and the increase in the territorial salaries differences. The estimation of correlation coefficients reveals that the most correlated variable with the decrease in the poverty tax was the increase in per capita income, meanwhile the increase in the participation of government transfers in the municipality income was negatively correlated with the decrease in the poverty tax.
    Date: 2006–12
  4. By: Marcos Antonio C. da Silveira
    Abstract: We build a two-country version of the DSGE model in Gali & Monacelli (2005), which extends for a small open economy the new Keynesain model used as tool for monetary policy analysis in closed economies. A distinctive feature of the model is that the terms of trade enters directly into the new Keynesian Phillips curve as a new pushing-cost variable feeding the inflation, so that there is no more the direct relationship between marginal cost and output gap that characterizes the closed economies. Unlike most part of the literature, we derive the small domestic open economy as a limit case of the two-coutry model, rather than assuming exogenous processes for the foreign variables. This procedure preserves the role played by foreign nominal frictions in the way as international monetary policy shocks are conveyed into the small domestic economy. Using the Bayesian approach, the small-economy case is estimated with Brazilian data and impulse-response functions are build to analyse the dynamic effects of structural shocks.
    Date: 2006–12

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