Programme
Conference programme: Reducing inequality – the great challenge of our time

Programme for Reducing inequality – the great challenge of our time

Spanish version of the programme here.

*CEC indicates that this session is part of the VII Colombian Economic Congress

Wednesday 5 October

The times in the programme are Bogotá local time, UTC-5

TIME AUDITORIUM ROOM 2 ROOM 3 ROOM 4 ROOM 5
08:00-09:00 Security registration | GROUND FLOOR
Morning coffee | GROUND FLOOR
09:00-09-15 Welcome address

Kunal Sen | Director, UNU-WIDER
CarlosGradín | UNU-WIDER
Marcela Eslava | UNIANDES
09:15-10:30 Keynote 1 | Inequality of opportunity and mobility in Latin America by Francisco H. G. Ferreira | The London School of Economics and Political Science | Presentation

Chair: Rachel Gisselquist | Senior Research Fellow, UNU-WIDER

Discussant: Forhad Shilpi | World Bank (WB) | Presentation
10:30-11:00 Coffee break | LEVEL 5
11:00-12:30 CEC 1.1 | Labour market and inequality: Public policy, migration, and trade (Session in Spanish with English translation)

Chair and presenter: Michael Cardona | EAFIT

Speakers
Adriana Camacho | UNDP, UNIANDES
Cristian Castillo Robayo | Catholic University of Colombia
Yezid Hernandez-Luna | Jorge Tadeo Lozano University
Parallel 1.2 | Markets and inequality | Organized and sponsored jointly with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Chair and presenter: Ana María Ibáñez | Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) | Presentation

Speakers
Julián Messina | University of Alicante | Presentation
Renata Narita | University of São Paulo
Parallel 1.3 | The links among violence, inequality and productivity in Latin America and the Caribbean | Organized jointly with the United Nations Development Programme-Latin America and the Caribbean (UNDP-LAC)

Chair: Juan Fernando Vargas | Del Rosario University

Speakers
Marcela Meléndez | Chief economist, UNDP Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean | Presentation
Ana Arjona | Northwestern University | Presentation
Diana Rodríguez Franco | Bogotá City Secretary for Women | Presentation
Patricia Justino | UNU-WIDER | Presentation
Parallel 1.4 | Growth, poverty and inequality relationships in Africa | Organized and sponsored jointly with the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

Chair and presenter: Finn Tarp | University of Copenhagen, UNU-WIDER | Presentation

Speakers
Yusi Ouyang | University of Tulsa | Presentation
Germano Mwabu | University of Nairobi | Presentation
Special event 1 | Universities, regions, and development: Experiences of Paz y Región (Session in Spanish with English translation)

Chair: Oskar Nupia | UNIANDES

Speakers
Geisler Dayani Rojas Forero | Director, Paz y Región
Maria Ximena Figueroa Olaya | Red de Mujeres Chaparralunas por la Paz
César Vallejo Mejía | Former dean, University of Ibagué,  Former co-director of Banco de la República
Gabriela Vargas | Paz y Región
Beatriz Valencia | Former mayor of Murillo, Tolima
12:30-13:30 Lunch | LEVEL 5
13:30-14:00 Poster session | LEVEL 5
14:00-15:30 CEC 2.1 | Experiments on dual labour markets (Session in English)

Chair and presenter: César Mantilla | Del Rosario University

Speakers
Ferley Rincón | Del Rosario University
Darwin Cortés | Del Rosario University and Alianza EFI
Laura Prada | Del Rosario University
Parallel 2.2 | Social mobility in the Global South | Project

Chair: Francisco H. G. Ferreira | The London School of Economics and Political Science

Speakers
Kunal Sen | UNU-WIDER | Presentation
Forhad Shilpi | World Bank (WB) | Presentation
Anustup Kundu | UNU-WIDER 
Patrizio Piraino | University of Notre Dame du Lac | Presentation
Parallel 2.3 | Inequalities in education

Chair and presenter: Niaz Asadullah | Monash University Malaysia | Presentation

Speakers
Martina Querejeta | National University of La Plata (UNLP) | Presentation
Neha Bailwal | University of Göttingen (GAU) | Presentation
Parallel 2.4 | Inequality and poverty in South Eastern Africa

Chair: Patricia Justino | UNU-WIDER

Speakers
Enilde Sarmento | National Director, Ministry of Economy and Finance | Presentation
David Garcés-Urzainqui | Free University Amsterdam | Presentation
Susmita Baulia | University of Turku | Presentation
Special event 2 | Racial justice, statistical visibility and social and economic inequalities in Afro-Colombian population with Semillero del Pacífico (Session in Spanish with English translation)

Chair: Juan Camilo Cárdenas | University of Massachusetts, UNIANDES

Speakers
Ana Margarita Gonzalez | ILEX Acción jurídica
Leyner Mosquera | Ministry of Financia and Semillero del Pacífico
Kandya Obezo | The London School of Economics and Political Science
15:30-16:00 Coffee break and WIDER Alumni fireside chat | LEVEL 5
16:00-17:30 CEC 3.1 | Public health policy, COVID-19, and inequality  (Parts of the session in Spanish with English translation)

Chair and presenter: Lucas Marín Llanes | UNIANDES

Speakers
Carlos Charris | Catholic University of Brasilia
Mauricio Salazar-Saenz | Pontifical Javierian University
Parallel 3.2 | Inequalities in the labour market | Organized jointly with the International Economic Association (IEA)

Chair: Murray Leibbrandt | IEA Executive Committee

Speakers
Valentina Contreras | The London School of Economics and Political Science |  Presentation
Mohamed Ali Marouani | Research Institute for Development (IRD) | Presentation
Luis Vargas-Montoya | Economic Association of Costa Rica | Presentation
Parallel 3.3 | Education policies

Chair and presenter: Ursula Mello | Barcelona School of Economics | Presentation

Speakers
Noemi Katzkowicz | Hebrew University of Jerusalem | Presentation
Rodrigo Oliveira | UNU-WIDER | Presentation
Parallel 3.4 | Inequality in MENA countries | Organized with the Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Chair and presenter: Rana Hendy | American University of Cairo | Presentation

Speakers
Vladimir Hlasny | UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia in Beirut | Presentation
Paul Makdissi | University of Ottawa | Presentation
Special event 3 | Gender equality: Challenges inside Academia and student perspective (Session in Spanish with English translation)

Chair: Laura Soto | UNIANDES, MÍA UNIANDES

Speakers:
Sofía Charry | Del Rosario University, Épicas 
Juan Felipe Gómez Bossa | UNIANDES, MÍA UNIANDES
María Paula Moreno Mojica | National University, Economista

18:00-20:00 Reception | RECEPTION HALL GROUND FLOOR
Thursday 6 October

The times in the programme are Bogotá local time, UTC-5

TIME AUDITORIUM ROOM 2 ROOM 3 ROOM 4 ROOM 5
08:00-09:00 Morning coffee | GROUND FLOOR
08:30-09:00 Security registration | GROUND FLOOR
09:00-10:30 Keynote 2 | Gender, culture, and the family by Raquel Fernández | New York University | Presentation

Chair: Patricia Justino | Deputy Director, UNU-WIDER

Discussant: Belinda Archibong | Barnard College, Columbia University | Presentation
10:30-11:00 Coffee break | LEVEL 5
11:00-12:30 CEC 4.1 | Drug consumption, production, and armed conflict in Colombia (Session in Spanish with English translation)

Chair and presenter: Steven Riascos | University of Antioquia

Speakers
Wendy D. Sánchez | Sergio Arboleda University
Juan Carlos Angulo | University of Maryland

 

Parallel 4.2 | Technology and labour market inequality | Organized and sponsored jointly with the International Economic Association (IEA)

Chair: Raquel Fernández | IEA Executive Committee

Speakers
Belinda Archibong | Barnard College, Columbia University | Presentation
Estefania Galvan | IECON, University of the Republic | Presentation
Jacob Moscona | Harvard, MIT | Presentation
Nikita Sangwan | Indian Statistical Institute
Parallel 4.3 | Health

Chair and presenter: Javier Romero | Lima School of Economics at University of Piura

Speakers
Urangoo Bulgamaa | Corvinus University of Budapest
Di Yang | University of Pennsylvania

 

Parallel 4.4 | Measuring and understanding African inequality | Organized jointly with the African Centre of Excellence for Inequality Research (ACEIR)

Chair and presenter: Murray Leibbrandt | ACEIR, SALDRU, UNU-WIDER | Presentation
Co-Chair: Carlos Gradín | UNU-WIDER

Speakers
Monica Lambon-Quayefio | University of Ghana, ACEIR | Presentation
Moses Muriithi | University of Nairobi, ACEIR | Presentation
Takwanisa Machemedze | DataFirst, ACEIR | Presentation
Special event 4 | How big is regional inequality? A multidimensional look at the Colombian case (Session in Spanish with English translation)

Chair: Jaime Bonet | Center for Regional Economic Studies (CEER)

Speakers
Karina Acosta | Center for Regional Economic Studies (CEER)
Silvia Otero | Del Rosario University
Daniel Toro | The Technological University of Bolivar (UTB)
Adolfo Meisel and Angela Granger | University of the North
Luis Armando Galvis | Center for Regional Economic Studies (CEER)
12:30-13:30 Lunch | LEVEL 5
13:30-15:00 CEC 5.1 | Improving educational outcomes and reducing disparities (Session in Spanish with English translation)

Chair and presenter: Carlos Enrique Hoyos-Pontón | University of the North

Speakers
Luis Esteban Álvarez | National Planning Department
Catherine Rodríguez | UNDP, UNIANDES
Fabio Sánchez | UNIANDES
Parallel 5.2 | Women's work Project

Chair: Maria Edo ​| University of San Andrés

Speakers
Maria Lo Bue | University of Bari
Sudipa Sarkar | National Law School of India University (NLSIU)
Sarah Khan | University of Goettingen
Manuel Fernández Sierra | UNIANDES
Parallel 5.3 | Causes and consequences of forced migration: Empirical and policy challenges | Organized by the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) and sponsored by UNU-WIDER

Chair and presenter: Ana María Ibáñez | Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) | Presentation

Speakers
Marieke Kleemans | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Presentation
Andrea Velasquez | University of Colorado Denver | Presentation
Parallel 5.4 | Understanding world inequalities: Research based on the World Income Inequality Database (WIID)

Chair: Carlos Gradín | UNU-WIDER

Speakers
Jayash Paudel | Boise State University 
Vito Peragine | University of Bari (UNIBA)
Flaviana Palmisano | Sapienza University of Rome | Presentation
Verónica Amarante | University of the Republic | Presentation
Special event 5 | Economic inequality beyond economics (Session in Spanish with English translation)

Chair: Mauricio García Villegas | De Justicia

Speakers
Leopoldo Fergusson | Director of Center of Studies for Economic Development, UNIANDES
Maria José Álvarez | UNIANDES
15:10-16:40 CEC 6.1 | Structural underpinnings of inequality | Studies in economic development (CEDE) special session | Sponsored jointly between UNU-WIDER and CEC

Chair and presenter: Hernando Zuleta | UNIANDES

Speakers
Andrés Zambrano | UNIANDES
Marcela Eslava | UNIANDES
Manuel Fernandez Sierra | UNIANDES
Parallel 6.2 | Gender inequality in Latin America | Organized jointly with the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA)

Chair: Raquel Fernández ​| New York University

Speakers
Verónica Amarante | University of the Republic | Presentation
Maria Edo | University of San Andrés | Presentation
Mariana Violaz | CEDLAS, National University of La Plata | Presentation
Maira Colacce | University of the Republic | Presentation
Parallel 6.3 | Equality of opportunities

Chair and presenter: Vito Peragine | University of Bari (UNIBA) | Presentation

Speakers
Ercio Munoz Saavedra | World Bank (WB) | Presentation
Gabriela Zapata Román | Diego Portales University (UDP) | Presentation
Parallel 6.4 | The impact of inequality: Findings from the @EQUAL Project | Project

Chair: Rachel Gisselquist | UNU-WIDER

Speakers
Ines Ferreira | University of Copenhagen | Presentation
Finn Tarp | University of Copenhagen, UNU-WIDER | Presentation
David Castells-Quintana | University of Barcelona | Presentation
Parallel 6.5 | Social and ecological sustainability | Organized and sponsored jointly with European Union - French Development Agency (EU-AFD) Research Facility on Inequalities

Chair: Anda David | AFD

Speakers
Jairo Núnez | Fedesarollo | Presentation
Muhammad Hanri | LPEM University of Indonesia | Presentation
Rocío Espinosa | Espinosa Yglesias Study Center (CEEY) | Presentation
Murray Leibbrandt | ACEIR, SALDRU, UNU-WIDER | Presentation
16:40-17:00 Coffee break | LEVEL 5
17:00-18:30 Policy dialogue on SDG 10 – How can we make the world more equal?

Moderator: Sharanjit Leyl | Journalist

Speakers
Santiago Levy | Brookings Institution
Enilde Sarmento | National Director, National Directorate of Economic Policies and Development, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Mozambique
Marcela Eslava | Professor and dean of economics at UNIANDES
José Antonio Ocampo | Minister of Finance and Public Credit Republic of Colombia

Friday 7 October

The times in the programme are Bogotá local time, UTC-5

TIME AUDITORIUM ROOM 2 ROOM 3 ROOM 4 ROOM 5
08:00-09:00 Morning coffee | GROUND FLOOR
08:30-09:00 Security registration | GROUND FLOOR
09:00-10:30 CEC 7.1 | Property rights, victims, and security

Chair and presenter: Lucas Marín Llanes | UNIANDES

Speakers
Arlen Guarín | CESED
Marta Juanita Villaveces | National University of Colombia
Eduard Martínez | UNIANDES
Parallel 7.2 | Gender

Chair and presenter: Hema Swaminathan | Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore | Presentation

Speakers
Kunal Sen | UNU-WIDER | Presentation
Julia Seither | University of Rosario | Presentation Adriana Camacho Gonzalez | UNIANDES | Presentation
Parallel 7.3 | Climate

Chair and presenter: Yasmine Abdelfattah | Universities of Canada | Presentation

Speaker
Nikita Sangwan | Indian Statistical Institute | Presentation
Angela Cindy Emefa Mensah | Colorado State University | Presentation
Parallel 7.4 | Inequality analysis: Lessons from tax administrative data | Project

Chair and presenter: Jukka Pirttilä | UNU-WIDER, University of Helsinki

Speakers
Holguer Xavier Jara Tamayo | University of Essex
Amina Ebrahim | UNU-WIDER
Markus Jäntti | Stockholm University
Parallel 7.5 | Global inequality

Chair and presenter: CarlosGradín | UNU-WIDER | Presentation

Speakers
Miquel Pellicer | University of Marburg | Presentation
Yajna Govind | Copenhagen Business School | Presentation
10:30-11:00 Coffee break | LEVEL 5
11:00-12:30 CEC 8.1 | Governance and inequality: motivation, trust, and crime | Evidence in Governance & Politics (EGAP) special session | Sponsored jointly between UNU-WIDER and CEC

Chair: Santiago Tobón | EAFIT, Medellín

Speakers
Rachid Laajaj | UNIANDES
Chelsea Estancona | University of South Carolina 
Joana Monteiro | Getulio Vargas Foundation
Parallel 8.2 | Addressing group-based inequality | Project

Chair: Rachel Gisselquist | UNU-WIDER

Speakers
Edmund Terence Gomez | University of Malaya | Presentation
Ayabonga Cawe | University of Witwatersrand | Presentation
Simone Schotte | UNU-WIDER | Presentation
Parallel 8.3 | COVID-19

Chair and presenter: Hai-Anh Dang | World Bank (WB) | Presentation

Speakers
Mrinalini Jha | O.P. Jindal Global University | Presentation
Giulia Lotti | Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) | Presentation
Nada Rostom | Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) | Presentation
Parallel 8.4 | Social, fiscal, or other policies to reduce inequality (SOUTHMOD)

Chair: Holguer Xavier Jara Tamayo | University of Essex

Speakers
Rodrigo Oliveira | UNU-WIDER
David Rodriguez | Externado University of Colombia 
Daria Popova | University of Essex
Parallel 8.5 | International tax reforms and investment for development | Organized and sponsored jointly with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Chair: Amelia U. Santos-Paulino | Chief, Investment Issues & Analysis Section, UNCTAD | Presentation

Speakers
Kunal Sen | Director, UNU-WIDER
Luis Ignacio Lozano-Espitia | Director, Economic Policy Studies, Bank of the Republic, Colombia | Presentation
Jukka Pirttilä | UNU-WIDER, University of Helsinki |  Presentation
12:30-13:30 Lunch | LEVEL 5
13:30-14:00 Poster session | LEVEL 5
14:00-15:30 CEC 9.1 | Gender approach to understanding time use and employment decisions (Session in Spanish with English translation)

Chair and presenter: Mauricio Salazar-Saenz | Pontifical Javierian University

Speakers
Helena María Hernández Bonilla | Pontifical Javierian University
Paula Herrera-Idárraga | Pontifical Javierian University
Parallel 9.2 | The changing nature of work and inequality Project

Chair: Mohamed Ali Marouani | Research Institute for Development (IRD)

Speakers
Simone Schotte | UNU-WIDER | Presentation
Sergio Firpo | INSPER | Presentation
Ana Paula Monsalvo | The National University of General Sarmiento | Presentation
Parallel 9.3 | Political equilibrium and income inequality | Organized and sponsored jointly with Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Chair: Ana María Ibáñez | Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Speakers
Leopoldo Fergusson | UNIANDES | Presentation 
Pilar Manzi​ | Northwestern University | Presentation
Mariano Tomassi | San Andrés University | Presentation
Noam Lupu | Vanderbilt University | Presentation
Parallel 9.4 | Redistribution

Chair and presenter: Sandra Viviana Polanía Reyes | University of Navarra

Speaker
Patrizio Piraino | University of Notre Dame du Lac
Alei Fernandes Santos | Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV-EPGE)
Parallel 9.5 | Leaving no one behind

Chair: CarlosGradín | UNU-WIDER

Speakers
Marta Roig | Division for Inclusive Social Development, UNDESA | Presentation
Heriberto Tapia | Human Development Report Office - UNDP | Presentation
Rachel Gisselquist | UNU-WIDER | Presentation
15:30-16:00 Coffee break | LEVEL 5
16:00-16:15 Closing remarks

Kunal Sen | Director, UNU-WIDER
CarlosGradín | UNU-WIDER​
Leopoldo Ferguson | UNIANDES
16:15-17:45 26th WIDER Annual Lecture: In the name of progress: Will technology solve inequality? by Daron Acemoğlu | MIT | Presentation

Chair: Kunal Sen | Director, UNU-WIDER

Discussant: Marcela Eslava | UNIANDES