December 8-9, 2016, PEP researcher, Vanessa Sanchez, presented her team’s findings on the impact of minimum wage rises on the Bolivian labor market during the 7th Bolivian Conference on Development Economics, held in La Paz, Bolivia.
The team’s paper, selected for presentation at Bolivia’s largest economic conference, presents their findings that Bolivia’s minimum wage policy has introduced biases into the labor market that have negative effects on vulnerable workers, particularly women. Based on their findings, the research team recommends implementing enforcement action to guarantee wage increased for women and social security for Bolivian workers. Find out more in PEP policy brief 164.
Bringing together approximately 300 people from 10 countries including local and international economists, professionals from various fields, and key policymakers, the conference was deemed a great success.
The 7th Bolivian Conference on Development Economics was jointly organized by the Society of Bolivian Economists (SEBOL), the Institute for Advanced Development Studies (INESAD), the Bolivian Academy of Economic Sciences (ABCE) and Universidad Privada Boliviana (UPB).