IBBS

The Iberoamerican Brown Bag Seminar (IBBS)

The Iberoamerican Brown Bag Seminar (IBBS) started in the Summer semester of 2022 as a space for young researchers to test their projects related to Ibero-America. It runs under the direction of Prof. Dr. Marcela Ibañez-Diaz, Paúl Elguezabal (PhD student) and a group of students from the Development Economics program. The goal is to promote and enhance the research on Ibero-America conducted in Göttingen.

PhD candidates, master students, and visiting scholars found it a fearless place for a deep and open debate, which help them to improve their research. Furthermore, IBBS has been a fruitful place for the exchange between development and agricultural economist, who have few other spaces to share their research on similar topics on Ibero-America. Finally, IBBS is an inspiring place for Master's students aspiring to pursue a career in academia.


29.02.2024 - The Extrajudicial Executions on State Legitimacy in Colombia, the Case of the “False Positive” Scandal

The next Iberoamerican Brown Bag Seminar is around the corner. This time, we are testing a new after-office format. It will take place at KGH (Kurze Straße 13), accompanied by an Abendbrot. Keep the date, it is on Thursday, 29.02, at 17:00.

Mónica Mahecha is a Pre-Doc working for Prof Sebastian Vollmer at The University of Göttingen. She is presenting her Master thesis: The Extrajudicial Executions on State Legitimacy in Colombia, the Case of the “False Positive” Scandal.
We look forward to seeing you there and enjoying a good discussion on an interesting topic of Development Economics.


24.01.2024 - Financial Issues concerning long-term investments among Costarican Farmers

It was another fascinating and deep discussion in the Iberoamerican Brown Bag seminar at the Göttingen School of Development Economics. We found out that it is a challenge for smallholder farmers to face oil palm replanting.

Main Findings:
1. They consider replanting when they are financially literate and have an active sucessor. It is especially true for large and older plantations.
2. Smallholder farmers get away from credit when it is from the public sector and with a longer credit duration. We were surprised by both findings. They also are less willing to take a loan for large amounts and when the no-payment period is shorter. Interestingly, they assume debt when accompanied by financial training sessions.
3. They become less risk-averse when financially literate and when they have experiences with credit.

The lack of financial options and financial literacy are two main challenges for the oil palm agricultural sector in southern Costa Rica to face the massive replanting required in the following years.

We appreciate the active participation of Professors, as well as PhD and Master students. We are happy to be a place for agricultural economist and development economist to meet and share ideas at the Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät – Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Fakultät für Agrarwissenschaften - Georg-August-Universität Göttingen The University of Göttingen

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22.11.2023 - Economic Shocks and Political Participation: The case of Brazil

Our Iberoamerican Brown Bag Seminar started this semester with a great speaker, Laura Barros, PhD candidate under Prof Krisztina Kis-Katos supervision. We discussed on the impact of economic shocks on political participation in Brazil.

The evidence is robust, individuals after a massive laid off increase their likelihood to enroll in political parties or being candidate to local elections, the effect last and even grow in subsequent electoral cicle. The effect is larger in larger municipalities and for those with unemployment insurance or better education.

We are looking forward to our next session for great research conducted in Göttingen School of Development Economics at The University of Göttingen on iberoamerican issues. Thanks to all participants and Prof Marcela Ibañez for making this space for discussion possible.

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29.02.2024 - The Extrajudicial Executions on State Legitimacy in Colombia, the Case of the “False Positive” Scandal

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24.01.2024 - Financial Issues concerning long-term investments among Costarican Farmers

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22.11.2023 - Economic Shocks and Political Participation: The case of Brazil

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03.07.2023 - Escalating Violence with Peace in Sight

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19.06.2023 - Exposure to Conflict in Early Life

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05.06.2023 - Gender Bias in Parental Care

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08.05.2023 - Did it Work to Fund Mexican Police?

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05.12.2022 - Climate Start Cocoa: Women's Empowerment in Peru

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07.11.2022 - Global Deforestation: The role of Weak Institutions

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22.07.2022 - How Wide is the Strait? Unveiling the Interregional trade Between Spain and Morroco

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