Business and Economics

2019 May 23

Cuba y los nuevos desafíos del sector privado, en el marco de las actuales transformaciones de la nación

(All day)

Location: 

CGIS South, S020 Belfer Case Study Room

Harvard University, pre-LASA 2019 Conference

 

La iniciativa privada constituye una bisoña experiencia en la Cuba actual. Aun cuando persisten un gran número de limitaciones legales, económicas y políticas para su desarrollo, muchos cubanos han decidido apostar por la creación de un negocio propio. Con el desarrollo del sector privado en los últimos años, se ha percibido un aumento de su peso en la economía nacional y su rol como actor social.

El...

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2019 Apr 03

Brazil Studies Program Seminar Series: Aging Poorly? Accounting for the decline in earnings inequality in Brazil, 1995-2012

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Ferreira HeadshotThe Gini coefficient of labor earnings in Brazil fell by nearly a fifth between 1995 and 2012, from 0.50 to 0.41. The decline in earnings inequality was even larger by other measures, with the 90-10 percentile ratio falling by almost 40 percent. Although the conventional explanation of a falling...

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2019 Mar 13

Brazil Studies Program Seminar Series: Education and Long-Term Development in Brazil

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Soares HeadshotThe talk will discuss the results of a project that looked at the historical experience of state-sponsored settlements in the turn from the 19th to the 20th century in state of São Paulo to shed light on the role of education as a determinant of long-run development across municipalities in Brazil.

Speaker:...

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Laura Alfaro

Warren Alpert Professor of Business Administration
2019 Feb 06

Brazil Studies Seminar Series: Political Power, Elite Control, and Long-Run Development: Evidence from Brazil

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

This paper studies the effects of local political concentration on long-run economic development in Brazil. Contrary to what is observed in other contexts and time periods, we document that municipalities with higher levels of political concentration prior to Brazil’s military dictatorship (1964-1985) achieved higher levels of development in the long-run. We argue that the attempts of the military to undermine the power of traditional elites generated positive dynamics in terms of economic development. As evidence of this, we show that the municipalities where power was concentrated in...

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2019 May 03

Frontiers of Clientelism: Linking the Micro and the Macro

9:00am to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-030, 1730 Cambridge Street

Panels will discuss: Clientelism, Linkages and Party Organization, Political Competition, Linkage Strategies, Political Economy

Please note: this event is by invitation only. Please contact Horacio Larreguy (hlarreguy@fas.harvard.edu) if interested.

Presented in collaboration with the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

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2019 Apr 10

Brazil Studies Program Seminar Series: Frames and narratives on Social Inequalities and Class Structure in Brazil

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Lopez Lecture ImageBased on theories and concepts from the cultural sociology, I present the preliminary results of a work in progress to understand frames and repertoires the Brazilians resort to explain or justify social inequalities in the country. Additionally, I show how the different world views relates to perceived positions...

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Aluisio Araujo

Aloiso Pessoa de Araujo

Full Professor and Researcher of Scientific Information at National Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics - IMPA
CAPES Visiting Professor at Department of Economics - Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 2013-2014
Aloisio Pessoa de Araújo graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro with an undergraduate degree in Economics and a degree in Statistics...
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2018 Nov 13

Tuesday Seminar Series: Lawyers, Guns, and Money: Brazilian State Formation in Comparative Perspective

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Anthony Pereira, Director, King's Brazil Institute, King's College London 

The Brazilian state in the 21st century appears to be a curious combination of high and low capacity. For example, it collects roughly 35 percent of GDP in tax revenue and coordinates the commanding heights of the economy in the service of domestic industry and export promotion. It also has sophisticated agencies at the central level to administer social policy, and robust accountability institutions. But it appears to be a low capacity state when it comes to the...

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2018 Sep 27

Brazil Studies Program Seminar Series: Political Appointments in Brazil

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Felix Lopez, Researcher, Institute of Applied Economic Research (Ipea)

Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

The lecture presents general results from different research questions about political appointments -- the appointee’s yearly turnover and survival, the role of the President and the role of the political parties in filling the top-level positions -- and connects these results with a discussion about the prospects for a more efficient...

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DRCLAS Announces 2018-19 Visiting Scholars and Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professors

June 11, 2018

 

Each year, the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) welcomes a group of academics and professionals who study Latin America for a semester or two of research and writing at Harvard. The Visiting Scholars hail from across the globe, and their fields of study are wide-ranging, with political scientists studying direct...

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Economia nueva

Book review in OnCuba magazine covers the launch of “The Cuban Economy in a New Era"

May 29, 2018

Durante el Congreso de LASA, celebrado en Barcelona, tuvo lugar el día 24 de mayo la presentación del libro The Cuban Economy in a New Era. An Agenda for Change Toward Durable Development, editado por Jorge Domínguez, Omar Everleny y Lorena Barbería.

El libro es el cuarto de una serie...

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Honorands Group

Harvard awards seven honorary degrees

May 24, 2018

John Robert Lewis

Doctor of Laws, 2012
Principal Commencement Speaker

One of the foremost leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, John Lewis has represented Georgia’s fifth district in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1987. The son of Alabama sharecroppers, he is a graduate of both the American Baptist Theological Seminary and Fisk University. Devoted to the philosophy of nonviolence, he organized sit-ins at segregated lunch counters, participated in the Freedom Rides, and chaired the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee from 1963 to 1966....

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2018 May 24

LASA Book Presentation: The Cuban Economy in a New Era: An Agenda for Change Toward Durable Development

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

AC Hotel Barcelona Forum, Sala Barcelona, Passeig del Taulat, 278, Barcelona, Spain

Cuban Economy Front Cover

Introductory remarks by Alejandro de la Fuente, Chair of the Cuba Studies Program, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics and Director of the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at Harvard University.

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