The Director of the Center for Economics and Social Policies, Claudia Sanhueza ,and the researcher Aldo Madariaga, won two projects of the Contest to support the formation of international networks between research centers 2019, organized by the International Cooperation Program (PCI) of CONICYT.
The contest is aimed at fostering the creation of international research alliances in science and technology, which can boost the research of national academics.
The project in which Claudia Sanhueza participated was entitled “Tax-Benefit Model (CHILMOD)”, an investigation that seeks to build a microsimulation model of tax benefits for Chile that allows identifying the budgetary and distributional impact of changes in the system of tax, the pension system and social benefits programs. The network that will collaborate with the project is made up of institutions such as the Center for Conflict and Social Cohesion Studies, the Millennium Core in Social Development, Institute for Social and Economic Research (University of Essex) and the Institute of Fiscal Studies.
The second winning project corresponds to “When and how do employers invest in skills? Understanding business participation in technical education in Latin America”, where researcher Aldo Madariaga participated; This research addresses the problem of future challenges that Latin American nations will face in terms of robotization, climate change and development of artificial intelligences, with the aim of creating a network of researchers who will study the key aspects of skills training in Latin America.
The institutions that will form this network are: the Faculty of Education (Universidad Alberto Hurtado), the Department of Social and Political Sciences (Universidad Católica of Uruguay), Department of Political Sciences and International Relations (Technological Institute of Higher Studies of Monterrey), and Institute of Philosophy and Human Sciences (Federal Fluminense University).