Past projects

Sustainable Development, Fiscal Policy and Natural Resources Managment. Bolivia, Chile and Peru in the Nordic countries’ mirror . Financed by the Swedish Research Council (3 years).

I was the co-lead researcher of a project comprised by historians, economists and economic historians from Bolivia, Chile, Norway, Peru, Sweden and Spain. The aim of the project was to identify and compare the development and performance of natural resource policy in selected Latin American (Bolivia, Chile and Peru) and Nordic countries (Finland, Norway and Sweden). The project addresses the historical development of the countries’ natural resources policy and seeks to identify lessons learned and success stories that are relevant to current policy in low and middle income countries with significant reserves of natural resources.

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The Fiscal and Monetary History of Bolivia, 1960-2015. Financed by the Becker-Friedman Institute, University of Chicago.

This project was part of a broader initiative which studied the fiscal and monetary policies of eleven Latin American countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. The Bolivian case was initially studied by Timothy Kehoe and Carlos Gustavo Machicado, whom invited me to join the project. The analysis identifies the causes and effects of fiscal instability in Bolivia (a country that suffered one of the worst hyperinflation processes in world economic history), and aims to evaluate the fiscal sustainability of present-day fiscal policies.

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The Biological Standard of Living in Bolivia, 1880s-1920s.

This project seeks to analyze the evolution of the biological standard of living in Bolivia. It offers information for the evolution of average heights in La Paz. It takes part of a broader project that studies the evolution of standards of living in Latin America.

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