Lima School of Economics – LimaSE – is an initiative of the Department of Economics at Universidad de Piura, UDEP.
LimaSE promotes high quality research in the field of microeconomics, with a special focus on applications to the Peruvian context that can potentially inform local and international policy design and implementation. LimaSE also promotes advanced learning through graduate and undergraduate international programs.
The LimaSE International Exchange Program at Universidad de Piura offers prospective students from all around the globe the opportunity to explore topics in international development, environmental policy and finance in one of the most dynamic economies in South America. The program faculty is composed by researchers and practitioners in close contact with the critical challenges related to economic development in the developing world, and who have also been instructors at world class academic institutions such as NYU, Oxford, UBC and Virginia Tech.
The program is organized in four courses, two of them will take place in Lima (capital of the country) and the other two in Piura (one of the most important cities in Northern Peru). All courses in the program will be taught in English.
Start of classes:
Lima Campus: August 13th to September 30th, 2018
Piura Campus: October 1st to December 1st, 2018
Mergers and Acquisitions
This course analyzes the various models of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) strategies available to firms to create and capture economic value. The objectives of the course are (1) to equip students with a set of quantitative and qualitative tools to assess the drivers and consequences of different types of M&As, especially in advanced economies such as the U.S. and Europe, and (2) to develop a conceptual framework and a set of practice-oriented guiding policies focusing on the Peruvian business landscape for M&A transactions and Peruvian firms in general.
Professor: Dr. Gabriel Natividad, PhD. In Management UCLA
Poverty and Inequality Measurement and Analysis:
Poverty and inequality reduction are central issues in public policy in developed and developing
economies. This course introduces students to the main empirical and theoretical concepts related to poverty and inequality measurement and analysis, such as: distributive analysis; unidimensional and multidimensional poverty measures; leaking and undercoverage analysis; focalization mechanisms and pro-poor growth policy. Each module in the course covers the main theory and STATA applications using real databases.
Professor: Dr. Paola Ballón, PhD in Econometrics University of Geneva
Development and Environmental Economics:
In the first part of this course we will explore the role of agriculture, trade and industrialization in the process of economic development, as well as the role of the deep determinants of long run development: institutions, culture and geography. In the second part of the course we will explore several models related to the optimal management of renewable and nonrenewable resources (particularly forest and minerals). We will also study the main causes of and potential solutions to environmental pollution problems. Applications to the Latin American context will be explored in detail.
Professors: Dr. Marcos Agurto, PhD in Economics UBC and Luis Rizo Patrón, MSc. in Mineral and Energy Economics Colorado School of Mines.
Development Policy Impact Evaluation:
In this course we will study the main methodologies used in the empirical literature to evaluate policy interventions in the developing world, such as Randomized Control Trials (RCTs), Instrumental Variables, Regression Discontinuity Designs and Differences in Differences. We will set special emphasis on impact evaluation studies applied to the context of Peru and other Latin American countries. The course may include field visits to rural areas in order to obtain a better understanding of the impact evaluation context in developing countries.
Professor: Dr. Marcos Agurto, PhD in Economics UBC.
How to apply
- Interested students must first contact their International Office and check for their internal international exchange application deadlines.
- All information related to application requirements, deadlines and procedures for international exchange students interested in Universidad de Piura is available at http://udep.edu.pe/international/
- If you need additional information email Patricia Lopez, our Director of International Mobility-Incoming, at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Students with exceptional academic backgrounds can apply to Research Assistantships during the duration of the program.
- RAs will work with Peruvian and international researchers currently working on development and finance related projects.
- A limited number of RA assistantships will be offered. Students interested in this option should email Lima SE Director: Dr. Marcos Agurto (email@example.com) before March 31st, 2018.