Journals and Book Chapters 

Innovation ​​​​​​​​​​​​​

2017 “A Toolkit for R&D Policy Choice with an Application to Chilean Mining.” International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development . Also published as Knowledge Intensive Mining Services in Chile: Challenges and Opportunities for Future Development. Inter American Development Bank Working Paper IDB-BP 418. With Leonardo Muñoz.

2016 “Collaboration in Clusters and Technology Consortia: The Case of Chile” J. M. Benavente, C Bravo-Ortega, D. Goya, and A. Zahler in TWO TO TANGO. Public-Private Collaboration for Productive Development Policies. E. Fernández-Arias, C. Sabel, E. Stein and A. Trejos editors. Inter American Development Bank, Washington, DC.

2016 “Product Mix Changes and Performance in Chilean Plants.” (with Roberto Álvarez and Lucas Navarro. Industrial and Corporate Change, 25(6):1001-1017. Also Working Paper N 366 · pp. 1 - 36, Department of Economics, Universidad de Chile.

2015. "Innovation in the Services Sector," D. Aboal & C. Bravo-Ortega & G. Crespi, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, vol. 51(3), pages 537-539, May.

2015 “Innovation and Productivity in Services: Evidence from Chile”  (with Roberto Alvarez and Andres Zahler). Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, 51:593–611. Also Working Paper N 384 · pp. 1 – 52, Department of Economics, Universidad de Chile.

2014 “Innovation, Exports and Productivity: Learning and Self selection in Chile” (with Benavente, Jose Miguel; González, Álvaro) Emerging Markets Finance and Trade 50(1), January-February. Also Working Paper N 371, Department of Economics, Universidad de Chile.

2012 “Exploring the interaction between Intellectual Property Rights, Human Capital and R&D Expenditures: Are there implications for developing countries?” International Journal of Technology Learning, Innovation and Development. Vol. 5, No. 3. Previously as ”Intellectual Property Rights, Human Capital and the Incidence Of R&D Expenditures” (with Daniel Lederman). Working Paper Nº 277, Department of Economics, Universidad de Chile. World Bank  Policy Research working paper, WPS 5217.

2012 “The Emergence and Consolidation of the Chilean Wine Industry” in Export Pioneers in Latin America,  Sabel, Fernandez-Arias, Hausman, Rodriguez-Clare and Stein eds, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, IADB published by Harvard University Press.

2011 "Productivity and Innovation: The Chilean case." (with Roberto Alvarez and Lucas Navarro). CEPAL Review 104:135-160..

2011 “R&D and Productivity. A two way Avenue?” World Development. 39(7):1090-1107 Also as  “Exploring the Relationship between R&D and Productivity: A Country-Level Study” (with Alvaro García Working Paper Nº 282, Department of Economics, Universidad de Chile.

Economic Growth and Development

2009 "Agriculture and National Welfare Around the World: Causality and International Heterogeneity since 1960."  (with Daniel Lederman). Trimestre Económico.78(3). (World Bank working paper 3499, February 2005)

2006, "The Relative Richness of the Poor? Natural Resources, Human Capital and Economic Growth." in Neither Curse Nor Destiny: Natural Resources and Development. Edited by Daniel Lederman and William F. Maloney. Stanford University Press.(with Jose De Gregorio). (World Bank working paper 3484, January 2005).

2005 "Agricultural Productivity and its Determinants: Revisiting International Experiences." (With Daniel Lederman). Estudios de Economía 31(2):133-163.

April, July, October 1997, and January, April, July, October 1998. Informe sobre la Coyuntura Económica Chilena. Revista Situación Latinoamericana. Cedeal, Spain. (With different coauthors in different opportunities: Jaime Hurtubia, Pablo Cabezas, Patricio Meller).


2012 “Determinants of Export Diversification around the World: 1962-2000” (with Manuel Agosin and Roberto Alvarez). The World Economy 35(3), March. Also as Working Paper Nº 309, Department of Economics, Universidad de Chile.

2007 “Trade Liberalization in Chile: A historical Perspective.” In FTA and Structural Changes: Experiences and Implications. Edited by MoonJoong Tcha. Korean Development Institute, Seoul Korea.

2006 "Remoteness and Real Exchange Rate Volatility." (with Julian di Giovanni) IMF Staff Papers, September. (IMF working paper 05/01, January 2005)

2005 “Macroeconomic Dimensions of Integration and Trade: A comment,” in Issues Papers Second Annual Conference, Euro-Latin Study Network on Integration and Trade. Published by INTAL, ITD, and SOE of the Inter American Development Bank.

2004 “Multinationals and Linkages. An Empirical Investigation: A comment," in Economía, LACEA and Brookings Institution eds., Spring, volume 4 number 2.

Political Economy

2017 “What do women want? Female suffrage and the size of government,” Forthcoming Economic Systems. Also Working Paper Vol. 386 · pp. 1 – 38, Department of Economics. With Paredes, Valentina and Nicolas A. Eterovic.

Working Papers
2017 “Knowledge Intensive Mining Services in Chile: A Regional Approach for their Development.” Working Paper No. 448, pp. 1 – 45, Department of Economics, Universidad de Chile. With Leonardo Muñoz. Revise and resubmit to Resources Policy.

2016. "Faraway or nearby? domestic and international spillovers in patenting and product innovation," Policy Research Working Paper Series 7828, The World Bank. With Ana Cusolito and Daniel Lederman. About to Submit to Journal of Development Studies.

2016 “Female-male participation in the Parliament. Are we ever going to converge to Scandinavia?” Working Paper No. 419, pp. 1 - 34, Department of Economics, Universidad de Chile. With Paredes, Valentina and Nicolas A. Eterovic. About to submit to Gender and Politics

2015. "Empirical Evidence on R&D Targeting and Transitions," Working Papers 402, Department of Economics, University of Chile. With Roberto Alvarez and Dan Poniachik. About to submit to World Development.

2015. "A Historical Perspective of a Hundred Years of Industrialization. From Vertical to Horizontal Policies in Chile," Working Papers wp399, Department of Economics, University of Chile. With Nicolas Eterovic.

2014. "Public-Private Collaboration on Productive Development in Chile," IDB Publications (Working Papers) 85078, Inter-American Development Bank. With Andrés Zahler, Daniel Goya and José Miguel Benavente.

2013. “The Emerging Opportunities for Innovation in Natural Resource-based Industries in Latin America: Only Potential or Being Realised?”. Technological Learning and Industrial Innovation Working Paper Series, v. 1, p. 1-20. With Dantas, Eva ; Marin, Anabel ; Paulo N Figueiredo .

2009 “Do Multilateral Trade Linkages Explain Bilateral Real Exchange Rate Volatility?”  Working Paper Nº 304, Department of Economics, Universidad de Chile.

2009 “The Emergence of New Successful Export Activities in Latin America: The Case of Chile.” Latin American Research Network Working Paper R-552, Inter-American Development Bank. Also published as Working Paper Nº 236, Department of Economics, Universidad de Chile, May 2007.  (with  Manuel Agosin).

2007” Cerrando la brecha innovativa latinoamericana: ¿Qué podemos aprender de Corea, Israel y Finlandia?” Serie Estudios Socio Económicos Nº35, CIEPLAN, Santiago, Chile.

2005 Does Asymmetric Information Cause the Home Equity Bias?. World Bank working paper 3495.

2005 Trade Costs and Real Exchange Rate Volatility: The Role of Ricardian Comparative Advantage (with Julian di Giovanni)  IMF working paper No. 05/5r.

1998, “Análisis Historiográfico de la Literatura Económica Chilena”, coauthor Patricio Meller. Documentos de Trabajo, Serie Economía. Centro de Economía Aplicada, Departamento de Ingeniería Industrial, Universidad de Chile.

1998, “Análisis Descriptivo del Tamaño Relativo del Gasto de Gobierno”, coauthors: Eduardo Engel y Patricio Meller. Documentos de Trabajo, Serie Economía. Centro de Economía Aplicada, Departamento de Ingeniería Industrial, Universidad de Chile.

Work in Progress

1.- “Worker, Seller, Manager, Driver: Experimental Evidence on What Training Can Do for Small Entrepreneurs.” With Claudia Martinez and Tomas Rau

2.- “Do women in parliament shape public expenditure composition.” With Nicolas Eterovic and Valentina Paredes.

3.- “Intellectual Property Development Strategies in Mining Companies and their Suppliers.” With Juan J. Price.
4.- "On the impact of horizontal cooperation on innovation." With Heinz Doebbel

5.- "Natural Resources, Institutions and Economic Growth." With Jose Luis Nolazco 

6.- "Productivty and its determinants" With Roberto Alvarez