Publicación del Director de la Maestría en Economía UCEMA en el American Economic Review

Les compartimos que el Dr. Julio Elías, Director de la Maestría en Economía de la UCEMA, ha publicado recientemente el artículo "Economic Development and the Regulation of Morally Contentious Activities" en el volumen 107 del American Economic Review que publica la American Economic Association. El escrito fue elaborado junto con Nicola Laceter y Paola Salardi de la Universidad de Toronto, y Mario Macis de la Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

A continuación, compartimos el abstract del artículo

The regulation of many activities depends on whether societies consider them morally controversial or "repugnant." Not only have regulation and related ethical concerns changed over time, but there is also heterogeneity across countries at a given time. We provide evidence of this heterogeneity for three morally contentious activities, abortion, prostitution, and gestational surrogacy, and explore the relationship between a country's economic conditions and how these activities are regulated. We propose a conceptual framework to identify mechanisms that can explain our findings (including the role of non-economic factors), and indicate directions for future research.