Jorge Puig

Researcher

Jorge Puig is a researcher at the Center for Distributive, Labor and Social Studies (CEDLAS) of the National University of La Plata (UNLP). He is Ph. D. in Economics from UNLP and Ordinary Full Professor at the same University. His work focuses on public economics, fiscal policy, and income distribution. He has published in national and international journals such as the Journal of International Money and Finance, Energy Economics, El Trimestre Economico, Revista Economica, Estudios Economicos, and Latin American Journal of Economic Development, among others. He was visiting economist at the Inter-American Development Bank (2017) and secretary of the Argentine Association of Political Economy during 2017-2019.

  • Public Economics
  • Income distribution
  • Macro-Public Finance
2018 Ph.D. in Economics, Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP), Argentina.
2014 M.A. in Economics, Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP), Argentina.
2011 B.A. in Economics, Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP), Argentina.
  • Researcher and Full Professor, Department of Economics, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, since 2014.
  • Researcher at CEDLAS (2011- present). http://www.cedlas.econo.unlp.edu.ar/wp/en/jpuig/
  • Visiting Economist at IADB (2017)
  • Consultant for the World Bank (2012 – 2019)
  • Consultant at Programa SUMAR. Ministry of Health of Argentina (2011- 2015).
  • Research Assistant at World Bank. Research Assistant of Professors Carlos Vegh (University of Maryland & NBER) and Guillermo Vuletin (Colby College). Project related to macroprudential policies in developing countries. (2012).
  • Consultant in Quantitative Impact Evaluation. Research department. Ministry of Economy of the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina (2011- 2014).
  • Research Assistant, Department of Economics, Universidad Nacional de La Plata (September 2010-2012).

Publications

  • “Growth-friendly fiscal rules? Safeguarding public investment from budget cuts through fiscal rule design”, with Martín Ardanaz, Eduardo Cavallo and Alejandro Izquierdo, Journal of International Money and Finance, Volume 111, 2021. See here
  • “Distributional effects of reducing energy subsidies: Evidence from recent policy reform in Argentina”, with Fernando Giuliano, Maria Ana Lugo and Ariel Masut. Energy Economics, Volume 92, 2020. See here
  • “Cambios en precios relativos y bienestar en Argentina. Una estimación en base a características distributivas”, with Sabrina Lozano and Diego Fernández Felices. Forthcoming at Revista Económica. 2021. See here
  • “Incidencia distributiva del sistema tributario argentino”. Revista Estudios Económicos, VOL. XXXIII, N° 67, 2016. See here
  • “El Impuesto al Valor Agregado en Argentina. Consideraciones sobre su incidencia distributiva y propuestas de reforma”. Revista Actualidad Económica, Vol. 26, Núm. 90 (2016). See here
  • “Multiplicador del gasto público en Bolivia: una primera aproximación”. Latin American Journal of Economic Development, (24), pp. 47-78. November 2015. See here
  • “El Empleo Público en América Latina. Evidencia de las encuestas de hogares” with Leonardo Gasparini, Pablo Brassiolo, Malena Arcidiacono, Laura Carella and Pablo Gluzmann. El Trimestre Económico, Fondo de Cultura Económica, vol. 0(328), pp.749-784, October 2015. See here
  • “Multiplicador del gasto público en Argentina”. Revista Económica, Vol. LX: 188-210. December 2014. See here

Working Papers

  • “Can Automatic Government Spending Be Procyclical?,” with Luciana Galeano & Alejandro Izquierdo & Jorge P. Puig & Carlos A. Vegh & Guillermo Vuletin, 2021. NBER Working Papers 28521, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  • “Fiscal Rules and the Behavior of Public Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean: Towards Growth-Friendly Fiscal Policy?: The case of Argentina,” with Artana, Daniel & Moskovits, Cynthia Templado, Ivana, 2021. IDB Publications (Working Papers) 11049, Inter-American Development Bank.
  • “Tobacco taxes in Argentina: Toward a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis”, with Guillermo Cruces and Guillermo Falcone. CEDLAS, Working Papers, CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata. 2020. See here
  • “La Incidencia Distributiva del Gasto Público Social y su Financiamiento en la Provincia de Buenos Aires,” with Leonardo Gasparini. CEDLAS, Working Papers 0258, CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata. 2020.
  • “Growth-friendly Fiscal Rules?: Safeguarding Public Investment from Budget Cuts through Fiscal Rule Design,” with Cavallo, Eduardo A. , Izquierdo, Alejandro and Ardanaz, Martín. IDB Publications (Working Papers) 10159, Inter-American Development Bank. 2020.
  • “Is the Public Investment Multiplier Higher in Developing Countries? An Empirical Investigation,” with Alejandro Izquierdo, Ruy E. Lama, Juan Pablo Medina, Daniel Riera-Crichton, Carlos A. Vegh and Guillermo Vuletin. NBER Working Papers 26478, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc. 2019.
    • Also at IMF Working Papers 19/289, International Monetary Fund. 2019.
  • “Fooled by the Cycle: Permanent versus Cyclical Improvements in Social Indicators,” with José Andrée Camarena, Luciana Galeano, Luis Morano, Daniel Riera-Crichton, Carlos Vegh, Lucila Venturi and Guillermo Vuletin. NBER Working Papers 26199, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc. 2019.
  • “Effects of Food Prices on Poverty: The case of Paraguay, a food exporter and a non-fully urbanized country “, with Santiago Garriga and Maria Ana Lugo. CEDLAS Working paper Nº 231. July 2018.
  • “The incidence of subsidies to residential public services in Argentina: the subsidy system in 2014 and some alternatives”, with Christoph Lakner, Maria Ana Lugo, Leandro Salinardi and Martha Viveros. CEDLAS Working paper Nº 201. August, 2016.
  • “Reforma tributaria en Argentina” with Daniel Artana, Isidro Guardarucci, Pablo Lavigne and Nuria Susmel. Fundación de Investigaciones Económicas Latinoamericanas (FIEL) Working paper Nº 123. August, 2015.
  • “Argentina y los Subsidios a los Servicios Públicos: Un Estudio de Incidencia Distributiva” with Leandro Salinardi. CEDLAS, Working paper Nº 188. Mayo, 2015.
  • “Una aproximación a la focalización de los subsidios a los servicios públicos en Argentina”. with Manuel Lombardi, Carlos Mongan y León Salim Ministry of Economy of the Province of Buenos Aires. Working paper DPEPE N° 09/2014. February de 2014.
  • “Incidencia distributiva del gasto público en educación de la provincia de Buenos Aires”. with con Nicolas Epele. Ministry of Economy of the Province of Buenos Aires. Working paper DPEPE N° 05/2013. May de 2013.
  • “Incidencia del gasto público en educación: nueva evidencia para la provincia de buenos aires en base a la encuesta anual de hogares urbanos”. With Isidro Guardarucci y Leandro Salinardi. CEDLAS, Working paper Nº 139. Diciembre, 2012.
  • “Exportaciones en el Mercosur: Evidencia empírica sobre sus determinantes bajo el enfoque de las elasticidades del comercio exterior”. with Isidro Guardarucci (UNLP). Red Sudamericana de Economía Aplicada (RED MERCOSUR), Working paper N° 3. September 2012.

Books and Chapters

Books

  • “Effects of the Business Cycle on Social Indicators in Latin America and the Caribbean” (con Carlos A. Vegh & Guillermo Vuletin & Daniel Riera-Crichton & Jorge Puig & José Andrée Camarena & Luciana Galeano & Luis Morano & Lucila Venturi). World Bank Other Operational Studies 31483, The World Bank, 2019. Washington, DC.

https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/31483/9781464814136.pdf?sequence=6

Chapters in books

  • “Public Spending: From Bigger to Better” (with Alejandro Izquierdo, Daniel Riera-Crichton and Guillermo Vuletin). In Izquierdo, Pessino and Vuletin (Eds). Better Spending for Better Lives: How Latin America and the Caribbean Can Do More with Less. Development in the Americas, DIA 2018, Inter-American Development Bank, pp, 1-22.
  • “Spending and the Cycle” (with Alejandro Izquierdo, Daniel Riera-Crichton and Guillermo Vuletin). In Izquierdo, Pessino and Vuletin (Eds). Better Spending for Better Lives: How Latin America and the Caribbean Can Do More with Less. Development in the Americas, DIA 2018, Inter-American Development Bank, pp, 23-48.
  • “Better Institutions: The Key to Better Public Spending” (with Alejandro Izquierdo, Carola Pessino and Guillermo Vuletin). In Izquierdo, Pessino and Vuletin (Eds). Better Spending for Better Lives: How Latin America and the Caribbean Can Do More with Less. Development in the Americas, DIA 2018, Inter-American Development Bank, pp, 264-300.

 

Undergraduate

  • Principles of Economics, B.A. in Economics, UNLP. Since 2017
  • Macroeconomics of tourism, B.A. in Tourism, UNLP. Since 2019
  • Assistant Professor. Public Economics II, B.A. in Economics, UNLP. 2016-2018
  • Teaching Assistant. Public Economics II, B.A. in Economics, UNLP. 2013-2016
  • Teaching Assistant. Public Economics I, B.A. in Economics, UNLP. 2010-2011

Graduate

  • Professor at Master in Public Economics, UNLP. Applied Topics of Computational Economics. Since 2016.
  • Invited Professor at Master in Public Policy. Topics of Public Economics. Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. 2018.
  • Professor at Master in Public Economics, UNLP. Economics and Income Distribution. 2014-2015.
  • Teaching Assistant at Master in Economics, UNLP. Course Macroeconomics of Imperfect Markets. 2013.
  • Annual Award for Economic Research, organized jointly by the Municipal Bank Foundation and the School of Economics and Statistics. Universidad Nacional de Rosario, 2014.
  • Award to the top 5 GPA in the Departments of Economics in 2011, Universidad Nacional de La Plata.
  • Award in Annual Economic Research “Premio Casa de la Independencia 2011” Universidad de Tucuman. Category University Students for the work: “Procyclicality of Public Expenditure in Argentina and Implications for the Design of Fiscal Federalism Policy”. With Nicolas Gatti.
  • Award for young economists in Red Mercosur 2011. Category of regional integration and Mercosur challenges. Research project to develop: Exports in Mercosur: empirical evidence on their determinants under the approach of trade elasticities. With Isidro Guardarucci.
  • Board member at AAEP. Present
  • Presentation of papers at the International Conference on Public Economics, organized by the National University of Córdoba. Since 2011.
  • Referee for Revista Economica. FCE, National University of La Plata.
  • Referee for International Journals: The Journal of Economic Surveys, The Quarterly Review Of Economics and Finance, The Journal of Economic Inequality, and the Southern Economic Journal.
  • Referee for Regional Meeting of Agriculture Economics, organized by the Argentinean Association of Agrarian Economy. 2013 and 2014 editions

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