nep-lam New Economics Papers
on Central and South America
Issue of 2007‒12‒19
two papers chosen by
Maximo Rossi
University of the Republic

  1. ESTRATEGIAS LABORALES DE HOGARES NUCLEARES Y RECOMPOSICIÓN DE INGRESOS DESPUÉS DE UN SHOCK. ARGENTINA, 1995-2003 By Jorge A. Paz
  2. An Interview with Avinash Dixit By Oswald, Andrew J

  1. By: Jorge A. Paz
    Abstract: Este artículo se ocupa de evaluar la efectividad del uso de los activos laborales de los hogares para enfrentar choques adversos al bienestar. En particular se analiza si los hogares que implementaron estrategias consistentes con el uso de la fuerza laboral de reserva (FLR) en Argentina tuvieron resultados diferentes, en términos de bienestar, comparados con aquellos otros hogares que no implementaron ese tipo de estrategias. También se analiza si del conjunto de hogares que experimentaron descensos en sus ingresos, el grupo que implementó la movilización de su FLR pudo recomponer su situación de bienestar, comparado con el resto de hogares. English: This paper evaluates the response of the households labor supply when facing adverse shocks in their well-being. In particular, it is analyzed if the Argentinean households that implemented consistent strategies in the use of the secondary labor force (SLF), had performed —in well-being terms— differently than those that did not. Also the paper tests if the households that mobilized its SLF confronted to negative income shocks, could recompose its situation of well-being, compared with the rest of households.
    JEL: J22 O12
    Date: 2007–12
    URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:cem:doctra:360&r=lam
  2. By: Oswald, Andrew J (Department of Economics, University of Warwick)
    Abstract: In this interview, which was recorded in 2007 to celebrate the receipt of an honorary doctorate from Warwick University, Avinash Dixit of Princeton University discusses why he is an economist and how he approaches economic research. He argues, among other things, for doing what you enjoy rather than what you feel you ought to do.
    Date: 2007
    URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:wrk:warwec:830&r=lam

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