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Microeconomic adjustments during an export boom: Argentina, 2003-11 (2018)
Journal Article
Albornoz, F., García Lembergman, E., & Juarez, L. (2018). Microeconomic adjustments during an export boom: Argentina, 2003-11. World Economy, 41(8), (2129-2148). doi:10.1111/twec.12653. ISSN 0378-5920

This paper examines Argentine exports at the firm level between 2003 and 2011, a period of exceptional and sustained export growth. While at the product level, the pattern of specialisation barely changed, exporters exhibit new dynamics in internatio... Read More

Immigrant children’s school performance and immigration costs: evidence from Spain (2018)
Journal Article
Albornoz, F., Cabrales, A., Calvo, P., & Hauk, E. (2018). Immigrant children’s school performance and immigration costs: evidence from Spain. Economics Letters, 170, (27-30). doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2018.05.015. ISSN 0165-1765

This note provides evidence on how immigration costs affect school performance of immigrant children exploiting the information provided by the CDI; a standardized exam for all students enrolled in the last year of Primary education in the Madrid reg... Read More

Training to teach science: experimental evidence from Argentina (2018)
Journal Article
Albornoz, F., Anauati, V., Luzuriaga, M., Furman, M., Podesta, M. E., & Taylor, I. (in press). Training to teach science: experimental evidence from Argentina. World Bank Economic Review, ISSN 0258-6770

We evaluate the learning impact of different teacher training methods using a random controlled trial implemented in 70 state schools in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A control group receiving standard teacher training was compared with two alternative tr... Read More

The golden hello and political transitions (2017)
Journal Article
Aidt, T. S., Albornoz, F., & Gassebner, M. (2018). The golden hello and political transitions. Journal of Comparative Economics, 46(1), doi:10.1016/j.jce.2017.03.004. ISSN 0147-5967

We analyze the influence of IMF and World Bank programs on political regime transitions. We develop an extended version of Acemoglu and Robinson’s [American Economic Review 91, 2001] model of political transitions to show how the anticipation of new... Read More

Motivation, resources and the organization of the school system (2017)
Journal Article
Albornoz, F., Berlinski, S., & Cabrales, A. (2017). Motivation, resources and the organization of the school system. Journal of European Economic Association, 16(1), doi:10.1093/jeea/jvx001. ISSN 1542-4766

This paper studies a model where student effort and talent interact with parental and teachers' investments, as well as with school system resources. The model is rich, yet sufficiently stylized to provide novel implications. It can show, for example... Read More

Intergenerational field transitions in economics (2017)
Journal Article
Facundo, A., Cabrales, A., Hauk, E., & Warnes, P. E. (in press). Intergenerational field transitions in economics. Economics Letters, doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2017.02.001. ISSN 0165-1765

This note documents trends of socialization and intergenerational mobility across research networks (fields) in economics. Using data on advisor-advisee pairs, we find that intergenerational field similarity is more prevalent in larger and successful... Read More

Market distortions and government transparency (2014)
Journal Article
Albornoz, F., Esteban, J., & Vanin, P. (2014). Market distortions and government transparency. Journal of European Economic Association, 12(1), doi:10.1111/jeea.12052. ISSN 1542-4766

In this paper, we investigate how government transparency depends on economic distortions. We first consider an abstract class of economies in which a benevolent policy maker is privately informed about the exogenous state of the economy and contempl... Read More