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MATÍAS COCIÑA
!Department of Sociology, Updated: October 2014
http://matiascocina.net
mcocina@ssc.wisc.edu
Office: +1 (608) 262 81 60
Mobile: +1 (608) 358 55 09
University of Wisconsin–Madison,
8128 Social Sciences Bldg.
1180 Observatory Dr.,
Madison, Wisconsin 53706
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Education
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University of Wisconsin-Madison, Sociology Ph.D. Program.
Current status: PhD. candidate (expected completion Spring 2015)
Dissertation:
“Top-incomes concentration and state revenue volatility”
Committee:
Joel Rogers (Chair); Erik O. Wright; Timothy Smeeding;
Alberto Palloni, Andrew Reschovsky.
Prelim. Exams: Economic Sociology (approved with distinction);
Social Stratification.
Universidad de Chile, M.S. in Applied Economics, 2007.
Thesis: Determinantes de la lectura en Chile [Determinants of Reading Habits in Chile]
Thesis Committee: Patricio Meller (Chair), Alejandra Mizala; Felipe Balmaceda;
Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel
Universidad de Chile, B.S. and professional degree in Engineering (Industrial) 2002.
Research and Teaching Areas
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Social stratification, economic inequality, quantitative methods, economic sociology, labor
markets, theories of equality and justice, elites and conservatism.
Academic Publications
WORK IN PROGRESS
The ideological transformation of Chilean conservatism: the making of a conservative
democracy.
I explore the ideological transformation of Chilean conservatism since the years previous to
1973 until today. The aim of the paper is to shed light on the ways Chilean conservative
thinkers and politicians have negotiated the ideological transition from a nationalist economic
project, centered in the state, and built on a traditionalist (mainly agrarian) catholic base; to a
Chilean version of neo-conservatism marked by the embracing of a neoclassical approach to
the role of the market and the state, and by an ultra-conservative approach to religion (mostly
catholic) and social/moral issues.
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Do the super-rich matter? Top income concentration and fiscal stability in the U.S.
(dissertation project)
I examine one of the possible effects of the increased concentration of income at the very top
of the U.S. income distribution: its effect on the stability of fiscal revenue and social spending at
the state level. The study of the impact of rising income inequality and concentration at the top
on state and local government finances is a potentially fruitful, and neglected, area of research. I
expect that a higher share of income going to the top 1% of earners in a state will be positively
correlated with higher volatility in state revenues, and that an increased volatility in state
revenues should be positively correlated with increases in volatility in state spending.
Inequality, Mobility, and Health Outcomes in the U.S. (with James A. Yonker, and Alberto
Palloni)
Making use of new data on intergenerational economic mobility in the United States, we re-visit
the well-documented controversy about the potential relationship between economic inequality
and health outcomes. We introduce the idea that, above and beyond the possible effects of
inequality, economic mobility might have a measurable effect on health outcomes at the local
level. We use Commuting-zone (CZ) level measures of economic mobility form the Equality of
Opportunity Project, and construct CZ-level measures of life expectancy by age group and
other health outcomes in order to assess our hypotheses.
Against Meritocracy: critiques to a political consensus
I summarize and elaborate on theoretical and empirical critiques to the idea of meritocracy,
especially when applied to the social structure as a whole. After summarizing the across-theboard political consensus around the benefits of meritocracy, and some of its theoretical
underpinnings, I elaborate on a systematic critique of the possibility and desirability of a
meritocratic society.
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
2009
“Los Think Tanks y su rol en la arena política chilena.” [Think Tanks and their Role in Chile's
Political Arena] pp. 98–126 in Mendizabal, Cristobal and Kristen Sample (eds.) Dime a quién
escuchas... Think Tanks y Partidos Políticos en América Latina. Lima, Perú: Overseas Development
Institute. (with Sergio Toro). English-language overview: http://www.idea.int/publications/
thinking_politics/
2009
“El nuevo espíritu del capitalismo y las tensiones entre economía y política. Una introducción”
[The New Spirit of Capitalism: tensions between economics and politics. An introduction.] In
Rojas, Eduardo (ed.) ¿Un nuevo Espíritu del Capitalismo? Lecturas sobre la teoría y la crítica de nuestro
tiempo, Santiago, Chile: Saber Colectivo.
2008
“Mercados Laborales. Soportes o amenazas para la cohesion social Latinoamericana?” [Labor
Markets: Support or threat to Latin America’s social cohesion?]. In Tironi, Eugenio (ed.) Redes,
Estado y Mercados. Soportes de la cohesión social latinoamericana. Santiago, Chile: Uqbar editores.
(with Patricio Meller, Paola Bordon, and Elizabeth Rivera).
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OTHER ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS
2014
Raise the Floor Wisconsin - Minimum Wage Edition. Madison, WI: Center on Wisconsin Strategy.
(with Laura Dresser, Jody Knauss, and EPI).
2014
The State of Working Wisconsin 2014. Part 1. Madison, WI: Center on Wisconsin Strategy. (with
Joel Rogers, and Laura Dresser).
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2013
Wisconsin’s Extreme Racial Disparity. Madison, WI: Center on Wisconsin Strategy (with Michele
Mackey, and Laura Dresser).
2012
The State of Working Wisconsin 2012. Madison, WI: Center on Wisconsin Strategy. (with Joel
Rogers, Laura Dresser, Edo Navot).
2012
The State of Working Wisconsin 2012 Technical Note: Comparing CES and QCEW Sector Dynamics in
Wisconsin. Madison, WI: Center on Wisconsin Strategy. (with Laura Dresser).
2012
Toward College Success for Working Adults: The Pipeline to Credentials in the Wisconsin Technical College
System. Madison, WI: Center on Wisconsin Strategy. (with Jayson Chung and Laura Dresser).
2011
“El Fenómeno del Plagio en Documentos Digitales: Un Análisis de la Situación Actual en el
Sistema Educacional Chileno.” [Plagiarism of digital documents: an analysis of the current
situation in the Chilean school system] Revista de Ingeniería de Sistemas XXV. (with Francisco
Molina, Juan D. Velásquez, Sebastián Ríos, and Paulina Calfucoy).
2007
“Determinantes de la Lectura en Chile” [Determinants of Reading Habits in Chile]. M.Sc. in
Applied Economics. Thesis. Universidad de Chile. Advisor: Patricio Meller.
2005
“Desafiando la competitividad: Transformación organizacional, innovación y desarrollo
directivo” [Challenging Competitiveness: Organizational transformation, Innovation and
Leadership Development]. Trend Management, May (special edition: Management made in Chile),
109-114. Santiago, Chile. (with S. Spoerer, C. Vignolo y S. Depolo).
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POPULAR PRESS (selected publications)
2013
“Los super-ricos de Chile: mucho más que una cancha dispareja.” Sentidos Comunes.
2013
“¿Vida digna para todos o para los más aptos? Caminos alternativos a la Meritocracia.”
CIPER Chile.
2013
“Cinco argumentos contra la Meritocracia.” CIPER Chile.
2013
“¿Cree usted que la meritocracia es buena?” CIPER Chile.
2007
“Lectura en Chile (Ojos desde la economía)” [Reading habits in Chile (views from
economics)]. Ojos. Chilean Independent Editors Magazine. Santiago, Chile.
2006-2013
Permanent contributor and editor at delaRepublica.cl.
Teaching Experience
LECTURER, UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL
2007–2008 “Final Dissertation Workshop,” Industrial Engineering Department, Univ. Chile.
Chair in the following project:
Arancibia, Demián. 2008. "Un Nuevo Proceso de Implementación para Software de Gobernabilidad
TI en Chile.”
Committee member for the following projects:
G. León, “Cultura de servicio en una red privada de salud” / M. F. Canales, “Propuesta de Plan de
Intervención de Fomento del Turismo en el Barrio Puerto de Valparaíso” / C. Gandini, “Desarrollo
de un Plan de Negocios para un Operador Turístico en la Industria Vitivinícola Nacional” / A.
Méndez, “Análisis de un método de evaluación de riesgo psicosocial en el ambiente laboral, para el
caso de una organización chilena” / R. Cercós, “Diseño y construcción de un web warehouse para
almacenar información extraída a partir de datos originados en la web.”
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2007–2008
“Workshop: Introduction to Dissertation project,” Industrial Engineering Dept., Univ. Chile.
2004
“Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management,” Industrial Engineering
Department, Univ. Chile.
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TEACHING ASSISTANT, GRADUATE LEVEL
2008
“Workshop in Applied Economics”. Applied Economics Master’s program. Universidad de
Chile (Prof. Alejandra Mizala and Pilar Romaguera).
2007
“Economics Applied to Management”. Globalization Management Master’s program,
Universidad de Chile (Prof. Felipe Balmaceda).
2004
“Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management”. MBA program, Universidad
de Chile (Prof. Cristian Binimelis).
TEACHING ASSISTANT, UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL
1998 to 2002 “Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management”; “Introduction to Industrial
Engineering”; “Operations Research” (grader); “Economics I” (grader). Industrial
Engineering Department, Univ. Chile.
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Research and Professional Experience
RESEARCH
2014
Research Assistant. Prof. Erik Olin Wright and Joel Rogers, for the second edition of their
book “American Society: How It Really Works” (W. W. Norton & Co., 2014)
2009–present Research assistant. Center on Wisconsin Strategy, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison.
2009
Research assistant. Prof. Mara Loveman, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, for her book
“National Colors: Racial Classification and the State in Latin America” (Oxford University
Press, 2014)
2008
Research assistant. Chile's Presidential Commission for Labor and Equity. Data analysis
for the Encuesta Nacional de Trabajo y Equidad (National survey on labor and equity).
2006–2008
Junior research fellow. Corporación de Estudios para Latinoamérica, CIEPLAN. Main
projects: “A New Socio-Economic Agenda for Latin America” (IADB, UNDP, AECI);
Social Cohesion in Latin America” (EU)
2004–2005
Researcher. Project “Systematization, Critical Analysis, and Socialization of the
Organizational Change Process in BancoEstado”. Leadership Skills Development Program,
Industrial Engineering Department, University of Chile.
CONSULTING
2005–2006 Consultant. Project “Design of staff positions to support formation activities”. Client:
Community Development Office (DIDECO), Municipalidad de Maipú. Private Consulting
Project.
2005
Consultant. Project “Development of resources and learning contents in e-learning format,
learning modules for the SABER system”. Client: Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades
(Chilean Municipalities Association). KMT Consulting group.
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2001–2006
Programa de Habilidades Directivas [Leadership Skills Development Program], Industrial
Engineering Department, Universidad de Chile. Main responsibilities:
Consultant. Project “Diagnostic for the Strategic Development of the Copper Studies
Center,
CESCO”. Client: Centro de Estudios del Cobre, CESCO. (2005-2006)
Consultant. Project Design of a Research, Development and Industrial Intelligence Unit for the
Salmon Industry Cluster. Client: Salmon Producers Association-SalmonChile. (2005)
Administrative manager for the Program. (2003)
Executive Assistant and coordinator, Organizational Transformation Program, ENAP.
Client: Chilean National Oil Company, ENAP. (2002)
Coordinator and trainee consultant, Intermediate Supervisors Training Program. Client:
Dirección del Trabajo (Government bureau for the enforcement of labor laws). (2002)
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Coordinator and online-course tutor, Program for Organizational Strengthening. Preparation for
the management of the 2002 National Census. Client: National Statistics Bureau. (2001)
Honors and Awards
2014
A. Eugene Havens Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
2011–2014
Graduate Research Fellow. Institute for Research on Poverty. Univ. Of WisconsinMadison.
2009
Gerald and Barbara E. Marwell Graduate Student Award. UW-Madison Foundation.
2008–2012
Chilean National Scholarship Program for Ph.D. Studies (Beca Presidente de la República).
2005–2006
National Commission for the Scientific and Technologic Research (Conicyt) scholarship
for Master’s degree studies.
2001/2000/
1999/1998
Distinguished student award, Engineering school/Industrial Engineering Department,
Universidad de Chile.
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Academic and Professional Affiliations
American Sociological Association (ASA); Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP Graduate Research Fellow); Red de Estudios para la profundización Democrática (RED)
Non-academic Publications
2007
“Catorce/Quince” (poetry). Editorial Foro de Escritores. Santiago, Chile. Several authors.
2004
CD Anthology. Poetas-Chile Siglo XXI, Vol. 7. Anthology: poetry readings. Rayentru
Collection, Santiago, Chile. Several authors.
2003
"Treinta Jóvenes Poetas" (poetry). Universidad de Playa Ancha. Several authors.
1999
"Cuanto / Grosso modo" (poetry). Ediciones del Temple. Santiago, Chile.
Other Awards and Recognitions
2002
Poetry Writing Workshop Fellowship. Pablo Neruda Foundation.
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Work and Professional Activities in Other Areas
2000– 2010 Owner and editor, Ediciones del Temple (Chilean poetry publishing company).
2004–2005
Member, Board of Directors, “Editores de Chile A.G.”, Chilean Publishers Association, Chile.
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Languages
Spanish (native), English (proficient).
Software
Stata (programming), Tableau.
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Joel Rogers
Professor of Law, Political Science, Public Affairs, and Sociology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
7122 Social Science Building
1180 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706
+1 (608) 262-4266
jrogers@ssc.wisc.edu
Assistant: Michelle Bright
mbright@cows.org
Erik Olin Wright
Professor of Sociology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
8112c Sewell Social Sciences
+1 (608) 262-0068
wright@ssc.wisc.edu
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Patricio Meller
Professor of Economics
Departamento de Ingeniería Industrial,
Universidad de Chile
República 701
Santiago, Chile
+56 (2) 2798-4076
pmeller@dii.uchile.cl
Economist
Corporación de Estudios para Latinoamérica CIEPLAN
Dag Hammarskjöld 3269 - Piso 3
Vitacura, Santiago, Chile
+56 (2) 2796-5660
patricio.meller@cieplan.org
Timothy Smeeding
Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs
La Follette School of Public Affairs
Director
Institute for Research on Poverty
University of Wisconsin-Madison
3420 Social Science Building
1180 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706
+1 (608) 890-1317
smeeding@lafollette.wisc.edu
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