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Otros eventos

Workshop WAPLAC: Welfare and policies in LAC: advances and challenges ahead

Fecha: 10 de mayo 2024

Política social y fiscal en Costa Rica: aportes de los modelos de microsimulaciones. Salvador Barrios (European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Belgium) & personas expertas de Costa Rica.

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Agriculture and Water Quality: Better Results Require Better Policy

Fecha: 1 de marzo 2024


James Shortle

With a long career at Penn State University, emeritus professor James Shortle focused his research on environmental externalities associated with agriculture production  ( His presentation will be informed by experiences on international regulation and inspired by his most recent book “Water Quality and Agriculture” (

Water pollution control has been a top high priority of environmental policy makers for decades, and a focus of significant regulation and public and private spending. Yet, significant water quality problems remain, and trends for some pollutants are in the wrong direction. A key reason for the lack of progress in high-income and emerging economies is failure to adequately control pollution from agricultural production, now generally the leading cause of water quality problems in these places.  This presentation describes how common policy approaches to reduce agricultural pollution in countries with advanced institutions for water quality protection fall short of what is needed to achieve water quality goals. The presentation describes areas of needed policy reform and draws lessons for key elements of policy that are effective and efficient.

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Regulation Innovation and Corporate Responsibility

Fecha: 9 de febrero 2024

Expositor: Dra. Carla Guadalupi

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) advocates for responsible product development, including assessing the potential risk of a product. We analyze whether an innovator's investment in CSR is efficient under different regulatory regimes, including withdrawal, ex-ante approval, and strict liability. Moreover, a regulator can acquire information if there is uncertainty about the product's harm after market entry.

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