Parallel session
Labour market and inequality: Public policy, migration, and trade

CEC 1.1 | Auditorium: Wednesday, 5 October 2022, 11:00-12:30 (UTC-5)

This session will be in Spanish with English translation available. Papers in the session will show evidence of different impacts on labour market, including housing policies, migration, trade, and training.


11:00-12:30 (UTC-5)

Michael Cardona | Chair and presenter

Effects of vocational training on formality 

Michael Cardona-Rodríguez is an Economist from Universidad de Antoquia and M.A in economics from EAFIT University. His researchinterests are economic development and applied microeconomics. He is an associate investigator at in Finance, Economics and Government school of EAFIT University, where he supports research projects focused on labour market, discrimination and impacts of reduction of housing qualitative deficit.

Adriana Camacho-González | Presenter

Evaluación de impacto del ProgramaViviendaGratuita (Impacts of Vivienda Gratuita on households quality of life) 
(co-authors: Jorge Enrique Caputo Leyva, and Fabio Sánchez Torres)

Adriana Camacho-González (PhD, Brown University) is Associate Professor at Uniandes and Senior Economist at UNDP. She works on impact evaluation of public policies, especially on the direct effects of social programs on health and education. In addition, she studies the indirect and unexpected effects of policies regarding the labor market, political participation, and crime, among others. Overall, she has interested in identifying behavioral changes encouraged by social programs.

Cristian Castillo Robayo | Presenter

Impacto de la migración sobre el empleo y la distribución salarial en Colombia (Impacts of migration on employment and wage distribution in Colombia)
(co-authors: Jacobo Campo Robledo and William Prieto Bustos)

Cristian Castillo Robayo is an Economist (Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia), Magister in Development and Publict Policy and PhD in Economics from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He is Professor at Universidad Santo Tomás, Universidad Católica and Universidad la Gran Colombia. He serves as Director of the "40 mil primeros empleos" program in Boyacá, consultant for ORMET Cundinamarca and DESH corporation. He leads experimental economics investigation student programmes. Currently director of ANALFE think tank.

Yezid Hernandez-Luna | Presenter

International trade & wage inequality in Colombia

Yezid Hernandez-Luna holds a Ph.D. in Economics, Aix-Marseille Université; M.A in International Economics and Globalization from Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne Université; M.A in Economics from Universidad del Rosario. Associate Professor at Economics Faculty fromUniversidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano. His areas of interest are international economics, economic geography, globalization (and its relation to welfare).