roberto alvarez
Observatorio de la Economía Latinoamericana

 


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Economía de Chile

 

ROBERTO ALVAREZ E.
110 Westwood Plaza
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Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481
Office Phone: (310) 825-8207
Home Phone: (310) 398-1209
E-mail: ralvarez@anderson.ucla.edu
http://personal.anderson.ucla.edu/roberto.alvarez/
 

                        
EDUCATION
Second Year Student, Ph.D. in Management, Anderson School of Management, UCLA, 2001-Present

M. A., Economics, specialization in Economic Growth and International Economics, University of Chile. 1997
    Dissertation: “Benefits and Costs for Chile from a Free Trade Agreement with European Union”

B. A., Economics, University of Chile. 1996


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Instructor Professor, Department of Economics, University of Chile. 1996 - 2001.

Assistant Researcher, Department of Economics, University of Chile. 1994 - 1996


FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION

International Trade, Productivity Growth and Technological Innovation


PUBLICATIONS


ARTICLES IN JOURNALS
“The Impact of Licenses on a "Late Starter" LDC: Chile in the 1990s”, World Development, Vol. 30 (8), August 2002, pp. 1445-1460, (with Gustavo Crespi and Joseph Ramos).

 “Determinants of Technical Efficiency in Small Firms: Evidence from the Chilean Manufacturing Industry”, forthcoming in Small Business Economics, (with G. Crespi).

“Productivity and Openness in Chile: 15 Years Later”, forthcoming in El Trimestre Económico, (with R. Fuentes), in Spanish.

“Sources of Technological Innovation in Chilean Manufacturing Industry”, Estudios de Economia, Vol. 28, N 1, June 2001, pp. 53-68.

 “An Analysis of Chilean Exports Diversification in the 90’s”. Estadistica y Economía, N 21, December 2001, pp. 85-100, (with A. Lemus), in Spanish.

“The Presence of Small and Medium Size Firms: An Analysis of Its Determinants in the Chilean Manufacturing Industry”, Cuadernos de Economía, 115, December 2001, pp. 347-365, (with G. Crespi), in Spanish.

“Exporter Performance and Promotion Instruments: The Chilean Empirical Evidence”, Estudios de Economia, Vol 27 (2), December 2000, pp. 225-241, (with G. Crespi).

“Impact of Export Promotion Policies on Chilean Export Growth”, El Trimestre Económico, Nº 268, LXVII (4), October – December 2000, pp. 557-577, (with G. Crespi), in Spanish.

“Impact of Liquidity Constraints on Small and Medium Size Firms Performance”, Estadística y Economía, N 18, December 1999, pp. 85-100, (with G. Crespi, D. Naschelsky and M.G. Sepúlveda), in Spanish.

 “Economic Benefits from a Reduction in Atmospheric Pollution in Santiago de Chile”, Investigación Económica, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 59 (227), January-March 1999, pp. 143-169, (with E. Figueroa and S. Valdés), in Spanish.

 “Chile: Effects of Free Trade Agreement with Mercosur”, Comercio Exterior, Vol. 47 (11), November 1997, pp. 899-906, (with R. Fuentes), in Spanish.

"Is the Extension of NAFTA Convenient for Latin American Countries?", Revista de Economía Política, N° 26, July - December 1994, pp. 275-291, (with M. Agosin), in Spanish.


BOOK CHAPTERS
“Information Technologies and “Grassroots Tourism”: Protecting Native Cultures and Biodiversity in a Global World”, in F. Di Castri and V. Balaji (Eds.): Tourism, Biodiversity and Information, 2002, Chapter 21, pp. 349-380, (with Eugenio Figueroa).

"Sustentabilidad Ambiental del Sector Exportador Chileno", in  O. Sunkel (ed): Sustentabilidad Ambiental del Crecimiento Económico Chileno. Programa de Desarrollo Sustentable del Centro de Análisis de Políticas Públicas. Universidad de Chile. Enero 1996 (with E. Figueroa, G. Donoso, G. Lagos and J. Muñoz).

"Capacitación Ambiental para el Sector Público", in E. Figueroa (ed): Políticas Económicas para el Desarrollo Sustentable de Chile. CENRE. December 1994 (with E. Figueroa and R. González)


WORKING PAPERS
“Determinants of Firm Export Performance in a Less Developed Country”.

“Exports and Innovation: Evidence from Chile and Mexico” (with R. Robertson).

“Foreign Direct Investment in Chile and its Impact on Firm’s Productivity” (in spanish).


FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
Scholarship granted by Government of Chile to finance studies in the Ph. D. in Management, UCLA. 2001-present.
 
Award to the best professor in undergraduate courses, Department of Economics, University of Chile, 1998.

Scholarship granted by University of Chile to finance studies in M. A. Program in Economics, 1995-1996.

Award to the best paper in undergraduate courses, School of Economics and Management, University of Chile, 1993.  

 
RESEARCH GRANTS
Ford Foundation - Fund for Analysis of Public Policies in Chile, “Entry and Exit of Exporter Firms and Export Promotion Instruments”, 2000-2001.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE
University of Chile
Undergraduate courses in International Economics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics. 1996-2001.

Southern University of Chile
Graduate courses (MBA) in Macroeconomics and Microeconomics.1999-2000.


REFEREEING
Referee for Estudios de Economía and Journal of Applied Economics.


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