Mauricio Ruiz-Vega

Mauricio Ruiz-Vega
International Monetary Fund

Master in Economics

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November 2010 - present
Inter-American Development Bank
Position
  • Researh Fellow
July 2006 - present
Los Andes University (Colombia)
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
July 2008 - July 2010
Los Andes University (Colombia)
Field of study
  • ECONOMICS
January 2003 - July 2008
Los Andes University (Colombia)
Field of study
  • ECONOMICS

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Publications (11)
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An influential literature argues that corruption behaves as a self-fulfilling prophecy. Its central claim is that the individual returns to corruption are a function of the perceived corruptibility of the other members of society. Empirically, this implies that if one were to exogenously increase beliefs about societal levels of corruption, willing...
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Sensitive survey techniques (SSTs) are frequently used to study sensitive behaviors. However, existing strategies for employing SSTs lead to highly variable prevalence estimates and do not permit analysts to address the question of whether the use of an SST is actually necessary. The current article presents a survey questioning strategy and corres...
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Gains from government crime-reducing programs are not always visible to the average citizen. The media overexpose crime events, but the absence of crime rarely makes the news, increasing the risk that citizen may have inaccurate perceptions of security. Through a survey experiment carried out in Bogota, Colombia, a city that experienced a substanti...
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Gains from government crime-reducing programs are not always visible to the average citizen. Episodes of crime are overexposed by the media, who exploit the adverse selection in the market for news in order to capture more audience. This information asymmetry creates misled perceptions of high levels of insecurity in the population. In this paper,...
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Crime has tangible economic costs. It also has less understood and likely sizable intangible costs. In particular, widespread crime has the potential to weaken trust between citizens and institutions, undermine government reform efforts, and become an obstacle to development. Yet, the impact of crime on trust remains relatively unexplored in the li...
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En el transcurso de la historia económica moderna, los salarios reales han sido un buen indicador del nivel de vida material de la clase trabajadora. Este documento presenta series de salarios reales para diferentes sectores y épocas en Colombia. Apoyándonos en datos compilados por varios autores, nuestra principal conclusión es que a lo largo de l...
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Real wages have been a good indicator of the standard of living of the working class. This document presents real wage series for different types of workers for three periods in modern Colombia. The data presented leads to the conclusion that in the last 170 years, real wages have increased less than GNP per capita. This can be one of the causes of...
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A lo largo de la historia econ�mica moderna, los salarios reales han sido un buen indicador del nivel de vida material de la clase trabajadora. Este documento presenta series de salarios reales para diferentes sectores y �pocas en Colombia. Apoy�ndonos en datos compilados por varios autores, nuestra principal conclusi�n es que a lo largo de los �lt...
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This document offers a long-run overview of the labor market in Colombia analyzing the effects of payroll taxes and minimum wage on the unemployment rate, unemployment duration and labor informality. The estimations indicate that the increase of payroll tax generates a rise in informality, unemployment and its duration. It is shown that rise in non...
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A lo largo de la historia econ�mica moderna, los salarios reales han sido un buen indicador del nivel de vida material de la clase trabajadora. Este documento presenta series de salarios reales para diferentes sectores y �pocas en Colombia. Apoy�ndonos en datos compilados por varios autores, nuestra principal conclusi�n es que a lo largo de los �lt...

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