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Department of Resource Economics
College of Natural Resources
and the Environment
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
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Departamento de Desarrollo
Rural y Regional
Facultad de Estudios Ambientales y Rurales
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota

Economic and Policy Analysis of Local Governance
in Latin America

Workshop 2004

“Methods for studying interactions between economic and ecological
systems and their institutions”
Workshop in Colombia August 2 –4 2004
Edificio Fernando Barón. Salón 209
Transversal 5 No 39-00

Monday, August 2

8:00 – 8:30 Opening
From Javeriana University: Jairo Humberto Cifuentes Madrid vice –president of the University
From Umass University: Cleve Willis - Dean of College of Natural Resources and the Environment
From The American Embassy: Linda Gonzalez- Acting Cultural Affairs Officer

8:30- 9:30
Tom Stevens: “A Meta-Analysis of Hypothetical Bias in Stated Preference Valuation”

9:30 9:45 Discussant: Katja Vinha

9:45-10:00 Questions

10:00-10:20 Break

Olga Lucia Castillo: "David vs. Goliath. The Struggle between the Civil Society and the International Financial Institutions in the case of the HIPC Initiative for the External Debt Relief”

11:00-11:15 Discussant: Luis Guillermo Baptiste

11:15- 11:30 Questions

11:30- 12:10
Maria Claudia Lopez: "Experimental Economics and participative methodologies: looking for theoretical and methodological bridges to analyze the collective action in common use resources management"

12:10 – 12:25 Discussant: Olga Lucia Castillo

12:25- 12:40 Questions

6:00 Coctail

Tuesday, August 3

8:00 - 8:40
John Stranlund: “Enforcing Market-Based Environmental Policies: An Experimental Analysis”

8:40 – 8:55 Discussant: Alejandro Vivas

8:55- 9:10 Questions

9:10- 9:50
Cesar Ortiz: “The environmental conflict in La Mojana“

9:50-10:05 Discussant: Daniel Castillo

10:05-10:20 Questions

10:20-10:40 Break

10:40 –11:20
Daniel Castillo: “Simulation of common pool resource field experiments: a behavioural model of collective action”

11:20-11:35 Discussant: Guillermo Cepeda

11:35- 11:50 Questions

Juan Camilo Cárdenas: “Bringing the lab to the field: more than changing subjects”

12:30- 12:45 Discussant: Maria Alejandra Velez

12:45-1:00 Questions

Wednesday, August 4

8:00 - 9:00
Maria Alejandra Velez: “Institutional Effects on Individual Behavior in the Commons: Experimental Evidence from the Field. Dissertation Prospectus”

9:00-9:15 Discussant: Juan Camilo Cárdenas

9:15-9:30 Questions

9:30 – 10:10
Tom Stevens: “Valuation of visibility loss in wilderness areas: a case study with implications for electricity deregulation”

10:10-10:25 Discussant: Elcy Corrales

10:25-10:40 Questions

10:40- 11:00 Break

11:00- 11: 40
Luis Guillermo Baptiste: “Biodiversity saturation” in Colombia?: cost –benefit vs. multicriterial implications for natural resource management in complex ecosystems"

11:55 – 12:10 Discussant: Norman Offstein

12:10- 12:25 Questions

Final Comments: Cleve Willis

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University of Massachusetts Amherst.