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Dusan Paredes
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
21Publications
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108Citations
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#1Alberto Díaz Dapena (University of Oviedo)H-Index: 2
#2Fernando Rubiera-Morollón (University of Oviedo)H-Index: 5
Last.Dusan ParedesH-Index: 2
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The β-convergence model is based on the neoclassical framework in which the spatial level of analysis is not relevant. These levels will result in decreasing returns. However, local processes of agglomeration, spillover effects, or other forces could operate differently depending on the level of spatial disaggregation. The primary objective of this article is to observe whether different local, regional, and national convergence behaviors are possible in the European Union (EU). To capture the d...
#1Dusan ParedesH-Index: 2
#2Juan SotoH-Index: 2
Last.David A. Fleming (Motu Economic and Public Policy Research)H-Index: 1
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The fly‐in/fly‐Out (FIFO) or, drive‐in/drive‐out (DIDO) labour system is a long‐distance commuting work arrangement to attract workers towards remote mineral or fossil fuel extraction areas, where they work in shifts and then return to their usual place of residence located in a different region. Along with more and cheaper transportation alternatives, the use of FIFO/DIDO systems have importantly increased in last decades around the world, which has translated to FIFO/DIDO systems operating eve...
#1Mauricio Oyarzo (UdeC: University of Concepción)
#2Dusan ParedesH-Index: 6
Abstract Chilean mining municipalities collect a mineral tax to compensate for the negative externalities associated with resource extraction. Although this implies a positive marginal impact on local finance, there is not enough empirical evidence to support that this improves the quality of life in these communities. This article attempts to bridge this knowledge gap via a unique experimental framework, specifically, the Chilean tax system and a mining law that allows certain municipalities ab...
#1Dusan ParedesH-Index: 2
#2Scott Loveridge (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 13
Using electric cooperative service area data at the zip code level, we estimate the county-level share of electricity produced by locally owned electric cooperatives. We then estimate the impact of this share on county level 2010–14 growth while controlling for rurality and other factors. We find that electric cooperative share is positively related to county level wage growth in rural areas. The estimated parameter is small but positive and statistically significant. The results imply that rura...
#1Scott Loveridge (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 13
#2Dusan ParedesH-Index: 2
Rural leaders can point to low housing costs as a reason that their area should be competitive for business attraction. To what extent do rural housing costs offset transportation and other locational disadvantages in cost structures? The United States lacks information to systematically answer the question. We adapt a strategy employed by The Economist in exploring purchasing power parity: the Big Mac index. We gather information on Big Mac prices with a random sample of restaurants across the ...
#1Dusan ParedesH-Index: 6
#2Nathaly M. Rivera (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 1
Fiscal regimes to the mining industry facilitate the revenue-raising task of resource-dependent economies as they reduce the local tax burden of their residents. Whether these fiscal arrangements translate into a higher allocation of public goods in these economies remains yet unclear. We analyze the effects that local mineral taxation has on the provision of public goods in mining communities using Chile as a case study. We examine the effects of a non-distortionary tax on local concessions usi...
#1Hector M. Nuñez (CIDE: Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas)H-Index: 4
#2Dusan ParedesH-Index: 6
Last.Rafael Garduño-Rivera (CIDE: Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas)H-Index: 2
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Since Roback (1982)’s seminal work, the literature has evaluated the role of the amenities to equilibrate the regional differentials of nominal wages and prices. While these studies generally find evidence for traditional amenities and disamenities in developed countries, it still exists a scarce exploration on how those characteristics assessed, like violence, affect the equilibrium in less developed countries. In this paper, we explore violence as amenity or disamenity for the case of Mexico a...
In this paper, we estimate the size of the wage premium necessary to compensate for remoteness incurred by workers compared to the city size productivity effects. We construct five urban hierarchy tiers for cities in Chile based on their level of remoteness from the urban system. We then contrast the effect generated by these variables on worker wages. We report a positive gradient of wages the higher the size of the urban tier and a loss in wages that can reach 35 percent for more remote cities...
#1Dusan ParedesH-Index: 6
#2Victor IturraH-Index: 5
Last.Marcelo LufinH-Index: 1
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Paredes, D., Iturra, V. and Lufin, M. A spatial decomposition of income inequality in Chile, Regional Studies. Previous literature identifies the high and persistent income inequality of Chile, but the geographic heterogeneity of the inequality is still unexplored. This lack of discussion encourages spatially blind policy that ignores the interaction between individual and spatial inequality. To evaluate its magnitude, a spatial decomposition at the regional, provincial and county levels is prop...
#1Laura H. Atuesta (CIDE: Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas)H-Index: 3
#2Dusan ParedesH-Index: 6
This paper attempts to identify the existence of displacement in Mexico caused by drug-related violence. We identify two types of migrants: (i) migrants moving from nonviolent to violent states, driven by better economic opportunities and less expensive cost of living at destination and (ii) migrants moving from violent to nonviolent states: they still migrate even if the cost of living at destination is more expensive and economic opportunities are lower. Our hypothesis is that for the second t...
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