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Dec 2015
Author(s): Ronconi, Lucas; Kawamura, Enrique
This paper describes the share of investment in fixed capital and working capital financed by retained earnings using a harmonized dataset from the World Bank Enterprise Survey. The sample includes…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Ronconi, Lucas
This paper provides new measures of labor law enforcement across the world. The constructed dataset shows that countries with more stringent de jure regulation tend to enforce less. While civil law…
Mar 2015
Author(s): Ronconi, Lucas; Zarazaga, Rodrigo
This paper shows that workers who do not receive legally mandated benefits due to employer noncompliance have a negative view not only of their employers, as has been documented, but also of the…
Nov 2014
Author(s): Dewan, Sabina; Ronconi, Lucas
This paper analyzes whether Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) signed between the United States and Latin American countries during the last decade produced higher enforcement of labor regulations. The…
Jul 2012
Author(s): Anchorena, José; Ronconi, Lucas
This paper uses datasets from six surveys to describe entrepreneurship in Argentina. While the quantity of entrepreneurship in Argentina is high, its quality is low, given the high proportion of…
Dec 2011
Author(s): González Rozada, Martín; Ronconi, Lucas; Ruffo, Hernán
This paper takes advantage of several reforms that provide time and cross sectional variation to identify the effects of unemployment insurance and severance payments on the duration of unemployment…
Oct 2011
Author(s): Ronconi, Lucas; Colina, Jorge
This paper describes the reforms aimed at simplifying the administrative procedures for labor registration and the payment of social security contributions that were carried out in Argentina in 2005…
Jan 2010
Author(s): Gandelman, Néstor; Gandelman, Eduardo; Castillo, Marco; Cárdenas, Juan Camilo; Bravo, David; Sethi, Rajiv; Sanhueza, Claudia; Soruco, Ximena; Ñopo, Hugo R.; Rossi, Máximo; Elías, Víctor; Elías, Julio; Gaviria, Alejandro; Chong, Alberto E.; Polanía, Sandra; Petrie, Ragan; Piani, Giorgina; Torero, Máximo; Ronconi, Lucas; Rothschild, Julie; Urzúa, Sergio; Candelo, Natalia; Moro, Andrea
This book presents a set of studies on contemporary discrimination in Latin America that takes advantage of these new tools by focusing on social interactions that range from cooperation, group…
Aug 2007
Author(s): Elías, Julio; Elías, Víctor; Ronconi, Lucas
The objective of this paper is to better understand peer popularity during adolescence and detect discrimination. The paper subsequently explores how student's characteristics affect their…
Jan 2005
Author(s): Murillo, Maria Victoria; Urízar H., Carmen; Saavedra-Chanduví, Jaime; Menezes-Filho, Naercio Aquino; Ravina, Renato; Fachola, Gabriela; Sanguinetti, Juan; Pazello, Elaine; Kuhn, Peter; Lée, Sigfrido; Cassoni, Adriana; Torero, Máximo; Zegarra, Eduardo; Márquez, Gustavo; Ronconi, Lucas; Zylberstajn, Helio; Tommasi, Mariano; Labadie, Gastón J.; Chahad, Jose Paulo; Johnson, Susan
The subject of labor unions in Latin America provokes a variety of diverse and strongly held views. While some see unions as a way to protect workers' rights and ensure an equitable…
Sep 2002
Author(s): Murillo, Maria Victoria; Tommasi, Mariano; Ronconi, Lucas; Sanguinetti, Juan
This paper considers the effects of trade unions on the education sector in Argentina and the channels of union influence on the performance of this crucial sector. The authors find that those…