Erick Ariel Gonzales Rocha

Erick Ariel Gonzales Rocha
Kobe University | Shindai · Department of Economic Development and Policies

Economics Ph.D.

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Introduction
Additional affiliations
August 2018 - May 2020
United Nations Organization
Position
  • Manager
April 2016 - August 2018
Kwansei Gakuin University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
October 2015 - present
Kobe University
Position
  • Research Associate
Education
July 2014 - August 2014
The London School of Economics and Political Science
Field of study
  • Summer School, The Political Economy of Development: China in Comparative Perspective
October 2012 - September 2015
Kobe University
Field of study
  • Economic Development
July 2012 - August 2012
Harvard University
Field of study
  • The Intersection of Business, Finance, and Government in Asian Economies

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Publications (19)
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Using a novel dataset, this article studies the spatial distribution of human capital constraints across 339 municipalities in Bolivia. In particular, five human capital constraints are evaluated: chronic malnutrition in children, non-Spanish speaking population, secondary dropout rate of males, secondary dropout rates of females, and inequality in...
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One way to accelerate the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 is through more effective management of the commitments, knowledge, experience, and resources of all non-government stakeholders supporting disaster risk reduction and resilience building. While governments have the primary responsibility to preve...
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Using a novel municipal-level dataset and spatial clustering methods, this article studies the distribution of human capital constraints across 339 municipalities in Bolivia. In particular , the spatial distribution of five human capital constraints are evaluated: chronic malnutrition in children, non-Spanish speaking population, secondary dropout...
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The resilience of communities and nations is a necessary condition for sustainable development. Building resilience, however, is not always a straightforward process and requires joint efforts, an all-of-society approach. Thus, the commitment, goodwill, knowledge, experience, and resources of all stakeholders contributing to disaster risk reduction...
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Este estudio recopila y analiza propuestas de políticas públicas en una muestra de jóvenes bolivianos que quieren estudiar en el exterior. El análisis es principalmente descriptivo y combinó un método de evaluación manual con uno computarizado aplicando un algoritmo de medición de frecuencias en textos. Los resultados sugieren que este segmento de...
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Using a novel dataset, this article studies the spatial distribution of human capital constraints across 339 municipalities in Bolivia. In particular, five human capital constraints are evaluated: chronic malnutrition in children, non-Spanish speaking population, secondary dropout rate of males, secondary dropout rates of females, and inequality in...
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This study collected and analyzed public policy preferences using a sample of young Bolivians who are interested in studying abroad. The analysis is mainly descriptive and includes a manual evaluation combined with a computerized procedure based on an algorithm that measures frequencies in texts. Results suggest that this segment of the population...
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University students in Latin America need to increase their exposure to the outputs and practice of academic research. This article shares some notes about the practice of research in economic development from a personal experience in the context of academia and international development organizations. These notes are presented under a structure of...
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Reducing vulnerability and enhancing the resilience of communities and nations are necessary conditions for reaching the goals of global agendas on sustainable development, disaster risk reduction, climate change, financing for development and urbanization. In other words, development and economic growth need to be risk-informed to be sustainable b...
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This article compares the distribution dynamics of two commonly used TFP estimation frameworks: the control function approach of Levinsohn and Petrin (2003) (LP for short) and the corrected control function approach of Ackerberg et al. (2015) (ACF for short). Using Brazilian firm-level data for the textile and furniture sectors, we estimate the tra...
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METODOLOGÍAS DE INVESTIGACIÓN: CASOS REALES DE INVESTIGADORES BOLIVIANOS es una recopilación de experiencias de investigadores bolivianos que realizaron publicaciones científicas a nivel nacional e internacional. La inspiración de los capítulos tiene origen en las experiencias que tuvieron los autores al publicar sus investigaciones. Los capítulo...
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Actualmente, en Bolivia, muchos estudiantes de pre y posgrado experimentan limitaciones teóricas y/o metodológicas para realizar investigaciones científicas de calidad. En ese sentido, los estudiantes recurren a libros metodológicos o artículos publicados en revistas nacionales que se caracterizan por la ausencia de aspectos prácticos o una visión...
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Large productivity dispersion within narrowly defined sectors is widely documented. However, across studies, several statistics are used to assess dispersion and there is not enough discussion about differences among them. Using firm-level data for the textile and furniture sectors in Brazil over the 2003-2009 period, we estimated different TFP mea...
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La iniciativa del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia de organizar el primer encuentro de científicos radicados en el exterior es destacable. Considero importante procurar contribuir al éxito de las iniciativas que se plantean independientemente de estar, en general, a favor o en desacuerdo con el trabajo de la actual administración gubernamental. Tal...
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Roncken & Chacin (2014) (de aquí en adelante R&C) analizan la correspondencia de la acción comunicativa con la orientación y el alcance de las políticas públicas implementadas en materia de seguridad ciudadana durante la administración del Presidente Evo Morales desde el 2006 en Bolivia. La investigación de los autores es relevante porque contribuy...
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This note provides an overview of updated and expanded data for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Country Indicators (MSME-CI) in 155 economies. It presents detailed statistics for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME) definitions and data. Based on an analysis of the data, the most widely used variable for defining an MSME is the number of...
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Please read the “Description Note on the MSME Country Indicators 2014” along with the country specific comments in the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Country Indicators (MSME-CI) MS Excel workbook before using the data. MSME-CI presents secondary data collected by various institutions (statistical institutes, ministries, international organiza...
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According to the study Voices of the Poor from the World Bank, poor people expect to escape poverty through “income from their own business or wages earned in employment”. A streamlined business environment supporting the sustainable development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) may contribute to improve the living conditions of low income hou...

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