• Jue
    3:15 amSala de Asamblea del DII, en Beauchef #851, 4° piso.

    “Two-Lines: The First Valid Test of U-Shaped Relationships”

    Uri Simonsohn

    Académico de la Escuela de Wharton

    Universidad de Pennsylvania


    El Instituto Sistemas Complejos de Ingeniería, ISCI, les invita a participar en este Seminario de Management Science, que dictará Uri Simonsohn, Académico de la Escuela de Wharton, Universidad de Pennsylvania.



    Many psychological theories predict u-shaped relationships: x is good in low quantities, but bad in high quantities, or vice-versa. These predictions are almost exclusively tested via quadratic regressions; here I show such approach is essentially never valid. I introduce a new test: estimating a regression with two separate lines, one for ‘low’ and one for ‘high’ values of x. A u-shape is present if the two slopes have opposite sign and are individually significant. A procedure to set the breakpoint for ‘low’ vs ‘high’ is proposed and shown to be superior to all alternatives considered, including maximizing fit. The problems with the quadratic and advantages of the two-lines are demonstrated via simulations and examples from published psychological research.

    Pdf: http://opim.wharton.upenn.edu/%7Euws/papers/u_shape.pdf


    Fecha: Jueves 12 de enero.

    Horario: 13:00-14:15 hrs. (almuerzos a partir de las 12:45 hrs. previa inscripción).

    Lugar: sala de Asamblea del DII, en Beauchef 851, 4° piso.

    Rogamos inscribirse a través de este link

    Los esperamos!


  • Mié
    Termas de Jahuel


    This workshop on Time Use, follows the successful events held in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2014, where we had rewarding discussions about time use patterns, its relation with urban forms, time use data, health issues, value of time, modeling issues, the role of technology, individuals’ interactions, and other related themes. As stated in the beginning of these series, we feel that there is a need of observing, studying and understanding time use data in order to search for patterns of behavior at both macro and micro levels. On March 2017, we will hold the fifth workshop on these series, where we want to emphasize the need of improving data collection and modeling methods, as well as empirical and theoretical understandings on the relationships between time use and activity patterns. We expect to receive a variety of contributions along these lines. Please send an abstract by October 1. You will receive an answer regarding acceptance at the workshop by early November.


    Please send your abstract no later than October 1. You will receive an answer regarding acceptance at the workshop by November 1.


    Organizing Committee

    Juan Antonio Carrasco, Universidad de Concepción

    Sergio Jara-Díaz, Universidad de Chile

    Alejandro Tudela, Universidad de Concepción


    International Scientific Committee

    Kay Axhausen, ETH Zürich

    Chandra Bhat, University of Texas at Austin

    Sergio Jara-Díaz, Universidad de Chile

    Hani Mahmassani, Northwestern University

    Eric J. Miller, University of Toronto

    Ram Pendyala, Arizona State University


    Important Dates & General Information

    - Abstract submission deadline: October 1, 2016

    - Abstract length: 1000 words (with references)

    - Abstract submission and information: Juan Antonio Carrasco j.carrasco@udec.cl

    - Acceptance date: November 1, 2016

    - Early registration: January 30, 2017

    - Workshop: March 8 – 10, 2017

    - Location: Termas de Jahuel, Chile. Located at 98 km from Santiago de Chile



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  • Lun
    Enjoy Pucón Gran Hotel


    URBAN DYNAMICS, the set of processes and interactions that gives form and directs the evolution of cities, has received increased interest from geographers, economists, mathematicians and computer scientists. The subject has been approached from theoretical and empirical fronts, where models have played the role of bringing this increasingly complex body of knowledge to practice.

    This will be the third version of the workshop on Urban Dynamics. Previous versions were successful on establishing a bridge between the different disciplines working on urban dynamics and on identifying relevant research questions for the future. On this version we hope to move forward, defining a research agenda on Urban Dynamics for the future.

    Structure & Topics


    The workshop aims to bring out discussion between scientists on:

    1. i) City Dynamics Theory
      ii) Application Models
      iii) Networks.The workshop allocates time for papers presentations, poster sessions and workshop style discussions on open topics that will be proposed to stimulate future research.


    The workshop will be held on March 13-16, 2017 in Pucón, Chile. Pucón is a small lakeside town near the Osorno Volcano, a very popular tourist destination during summer (but very quiet and laid back during the dates of the workshop). Pucón is surrounded by a beautiful natural environment and it's a great place to perform outdoor activities like hiking, rafting, kayaking, climbing and fishing.

    Important Dates & General Information

    Abstract submission deadline: September 15th, 2016
    Acceptance date: October 31st, 2016
    Abstract length: 300 - 500 words
    Early registration: January 31st, 2017
    Workshop dates: March 13 - 16, 2017
    Venue: Enjoy Pucón Gran Hotel, 800 kms. south of Santiago, Chile







  • Vie
    9:00 a 13:00 hrsAuditorio Enrique D’Etigny, Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas de la Universidad de Chile. DIRECCIÓN: Beauchef 851, Santiago (patio central).


    El Instituto Sistemas Complejos de Ingeniería,  junto al Consejo Nacional de Innovación para el Desarrollo (CNID), le invitan al Seminario Ciencia Urbana y Políticas Públicas, que se llevará a cabo el día viernes 17 de marzo de 2017, de 09:00 a 13:00 hrs. en la Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas de la Universidad de Chile.

    *Inscripciones gratuitas enviando un mail a seminarios@isci.cl o llamando al 226894429.

    Descargue el afiche AQUI

  • Jue
    Auditorio del DII, en República 779.

    “Employer-Paid Parking, Mode Choice, and Suburbanization”.

    Jan K. Brueckner

    Chancellor’s Professor, Economics

    University of California, Irvine.


    El Instituto Sistemas Complejos de Ingeniería, ISCI, les invita a participar en este Seminario que dictará Jan K. Brueckner, Chancellor’s Professor, Economics, University of California, Irvine.



    This paper constructs a theoretical model that facilitates analysis of the effects of employer-paid parking on mode choice, road investment and suburbanization. The model simplifies urban space by dividing it into two zones (islands), center and suburbs, which are connected by a congested road and a public-transit line. Each road commuter requires an allotment of CBD land for parking, and because the central zone’s area is fixed, parking land reduces the amount available for central residences and CBD production. The model characterizes optimal resource allocation from the perspective of a social planner. The planning solution can be decentralized, which requires employee- rather than employer-paid parking, congestion tolls, and a tax (subsidy) to offset the road capacity deficit (surplus). The analysis then considers the effect of switching to employer-paid parking, with the burden of parking costs shifting from road users to employers, thus reducing the wage for all workers. This switch inefficiently increases road usage and capacity investment, while spurring an inefficient increase in suburbanization.


    Fecha: Jueves 30 de marzo de 2017. 

    Horario: 13:30 hrs. a 14:30 hrs. (almuerzos a partir de las 13:15 hrs. previa inscripción).

    Lugar: Auditorio del Departamento de Ingeniería Industrial (DII), en República 779. 

    Rogamos inscribirse a través de este link


  • Jue
    13.00 horasSala de Asamblea Beauchef 851.

    Do you like me enough?

    The impact of restricting preferences ranking in a university matching process.

    Nicolás Figueroa, Profesor Asociado de la Pontificia Universidad Católica.
    Ph.D., Universidad de Minnesota
    Coauthored with Jeanne Lafortune and Alejandro Saenz.

    This paper estimates the impact of a policy shift in 2003 where one university within the Chilean deferred-acceptance university matching process started imposing that it would only consider applicants who ranked it amongst the first four options.  We show, theoretically, that this leads to a university being able to capture some better candidates from the “middle” of the distribution.

    We show empirically that this new policy changed the application strategy of potential students and led to a change in the allocation of students to universities in a way consistent with our model.
    Fecha: Jueves 27 de abril de 2017.
    Horario: 13:30 hrs. a 14:30 hrs. (Almuerzos a partir de las 13:00 hrs. Previa inscripción).
    Lugar: Sala Asamblea, ubicada en Beauchef 851, 4° piso.


  • Lun
    TransitData 2017
     3rd International Workshop and Symposium
    Research and applications on the use of passive data from public transport
     22-23-24 May, 2017. Santiago, Chile

    The use of passive data from public transport (e.g. AFC, AVL, APC, etc) has increased in the recent years, presenting an excellent opportunity for

    academic research and also for the development of applied methods. This workshop continues a series that began in Gifu, Japan with the First International Workshop on Utilizing Transit Smart Card Data for Service Planning in 2014, the Second International Workshop Automated Data Collection Systems: A New Foundation for Urban Public Transport Planning and Operations, held in Boston in 2016. The focus of these meetings has been to build an international network of researchers working on these topics, and also to bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss recent

    methodological developments and innovative applications.

    We invite researchers and practitioners to participate in the Third International Workshop and Symposium: Research and applications on the use of passive data from public transport, that will be held in Santiago, Chile. This time we will organize a three-day event. The first part of the program will consist of a scientific workshop, with discussion between specialists who must submit their contributions in advance. The second part of the event will consist of a symposium focusing on applied work. In this symposium we expect to gather a wider audience, attracting public transport operators and regulators from Chile and other Latin-American countries. The topics of the workshop and symposium will include, but are not limited to:

    • Methods for processing automated data for system monitoring and control, demand analysis, understanding customer experience and travel behavior at the disaggregate level.
    • Applications to incident management and operations control, planning, performance measurement, demand management, fare policy
    • Best practices and case studies
    • New technologies for data collection (wi-fi, apps)

  • Jue
    08.30 - 18.00 hrs

    This conference, in collaboration with Universidad de Chile, applies MIT’s expertise in analyzing massive data and optimizing complex systems to unravel the big, complicated underlying problems that plague the healthcare system. MIT brings to bear exciting new analytical tools and its signature strength in systems thinking to address health related problems.

    Join Us!
    The MIT Sloan Latin America Office, in conjunction with
    Universidad de Chile, invites you to join us
    May 25, 2017
    at the Santiago Business & Conference Center for
    Strategic Analytics: Changing the Future of Healthcare
    Among notable speakers from Latin America,
    four MIT experts will join the discussion:
    Dimitris Bertsimas, MIT Sloan School of Management
    Joseph Doyle, MIT Sloan School of Management
    Retsef Levi, MIT Sloan School of Management
    Rosalind Picard, MIT Media Lab
    We hope to see you in Santiago!
    For the most current information on the conference,
    please visit our website.
    Space is limited, so please register.

    Supported by:
  • Vie
    09.30 - 15.00 hrsBeauchef 851, Universidad de Chile

    Vivimos en un mundo de datos. Las nuevas tecnologías (internet, sensores, internet de las cosas, etc.) hacen posible captar más y más datos que "hablan" de nuestro comportamiento.

    Como consecuencia, soluciones de la Inteligencia de Negocios y "Big Data" determinan cada vez más nuestro diario vivir y muchas empresas y organizaciones en nuestro país ya manejan el uso de las herramientas básicas de la minería de datos.

    En este escenario, la Universidad de Chile junto con el Instituto Sistemas Complejos de Ingeniería dan el siguiente paso y presentan los enfoques más avanzados en esta materia.


    En enero del 2018 desarrollaremos la conferencia BAFI 2018; visite: www.baficonference.cl .

    • Fecha:  26 de mayo de 2017
    • Horario: 9 a 13:00 hrs*
    • Lugar: FCFM, Universidad de Chile. Mapa aquí.
    • Idioma: Castellano
    • Consultas e Inscripciones**: info@bafi.cl


    * Se entregará un box lunch posterior al Seminario BAFI, para generar un espacio de networking entre asistentes y expositores.

    ** ENTRADA LIBERADA: Los cupos son limitados y se dará preferencia a inscripciones de profesionales trabajando en empresas privadas o públicas u organizaciones públicas.


  • Jue
    7th Annual Meeting
    AL CAPONE 2017
    America Latina Crime and Policy Network
    Universidad de Chile - Santiago, Chile
    15 - 16 June 2017


    LACEA’s America Latina Crime and Policy Network (AL CAPONE) is pleased to announce a call for papers for the seventh Annual Meeting, to be held in Santiago - Chile, on June 15th and 16th 2017. The deadline for submission is April 1st, 2017.

    We particulary encourage contributions on the following topics:

    • Analysis of ilegal and underground markets
    • Evaluation of crime-related policy interventions
    • Political economy of crime control
    • Consequences of crime and violence on socio-economic outcomes
    • Determinants of crime and violence: guns, enforcement, demography, labor markets, etc.
    • Crime and human capital formation
    • Crime and labor markets
    • Determinants of the perception of violence
    • Criminal justice and recidivism

    Articles on topics relevant to Latin America are particulary welcome!




    The AL CAPONE network brings together economists and other social scientists from Latin America and the Caribbean and other parts of the world doing cutting edge research on the Economics of Crime relevant to Latin America and the Caribbean. AL CAPONE´s goal is to foster research that uses state-of-the-art techniques in order to advance the knowledge on the Economics of Crime in the region. In addition, the network expects to promote discussion and exchange of ideas between policymakers and researchers, in an attempt to generate positive feedbacks between policy and academic research.


    Important Dates & General Information


    • Event dates: June 15th and 16th, 2017
    • Venue: Facultad de Economía y Negocios, Universidad de Chile. Santiago, Chile
    • Deadline submission: April 1st, 2017
    • Notification of acceptance: April 20th, 2017
    • Official language: English


  • Jue
    13:15 hrsBeauchef 851, Piso 4 - Sala de Asamblea

    "Plataformas ridesourcing (tipo Uber y Cabify) en Chile: impactos en movilidad y recomendaciones para su regulación”

    Alejandro Tirachini Hernández

    Departamento de Ingeniería Civil 

    Universidad de Chile


    La aparición de aplicaciones como Easy Economy, Uber y Cabify ha planteado el desafío de su regulación en cientos de ciudades, estados y países alrededor del mundo, cuya legislación en materia tributaria y de transporte no estaba preparada para la irrupción de este tipo de aplicaciones.

    El momento actual se presenta como una gran oportunidad para materializar una regulación que sea beneficiosa para la sociedad en su conjunto, desde la perspectiva de tener patrones de movilidad urbana más sustentables sin dejar de aprovechar los variados beneficios que tales plataformas proveen a sus usuarios.

    En el seminario se discute los efectos en movilidad y externalidades de transporte que tienen tales tecnologías. Se presenta los resultados de una encuesta online a usuarios de Uber realizada en Chile en enero de 2017 (N=1600). Los resultados apuntan a un probable aumento en el número de vehículos-kilómetro recorridos en las calles y a impactos distintos en la movilidad diurna y nocturna. Finalmente, se entrega elementos a considerar y recomendaciones para la regulación de estas tecnologías, tema relevante hoy en que se discute en el parlamento un proyecto de ley para la regulación de estas plataformas.


    Jueves 29 de junio, de 13:15 -14:30 hrs

    Sala Asamblea, ubicada en Beauchef 851,


    Almuerzos previa inscripción desde las 13 hrs

    Inscripciones en: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1I9aiBB7i04WQu7I9w-uMIu7dx43MI2IahAn3pjaozRQ/edit#gid=0

  • Lun
  • Jue
  • Lun
  • Lun
    3:55 amSala Asamblea, ubicada en Beauchef 851 - 4ºpiso

    Inscripciones Aquí -> https://goo.gl/ypKmZ8