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Senior Economist

The World Bank

Research Fellow

Institute for the Study of Labor(IZA)

Global Labor Organization (GLO)

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I am an applied microeconomist who understands macro. My main interests are applied econometrics, impact evaluation, labor economics, fiscal policy, and international macroeconomics. I work as a Poverty and Equity Senior Economist at the World Bank. In addition, I am a member of the Bolivian Academy of Economic Sciences, an Honorary member of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA), a Senior Research Associate (affiliated) at Georgia State University and affiliated professor at Universidad Privada Boliviana, and a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) and the Global Labor Organization (GLO). I hold a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Economics from Georgia State University, an Advanced Studies Certificate in International Economic Policy Research from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, and a B.A. (Licenciatura) in Economics from Universidad Católica Boliviana.

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Recent Publications

Journal Articles

"Fiscal Incidence on the Island: Grenada’s Fiscal System and Its Incidence" with Guillermo Gomez, Fernando Rios, Ran Li, Chevanne Britton and Silvia Granados Social and Economic Studies (Forthcoming)

"The Effects of Crises on Fiscal and Political Re-Centralization" with Pablo Evia Salas and Jorge Martinez-Vazquez. Public Finance Review (Forthcoming)

 "Recovering income distribution in the presence of interval-censored data" with Fernando Rios-Avila and Flavia Sacco Capurro. Journal of Economic Inequality (2024)

"Crime Variability, Peer Effects, and Economic Inequality in Social Networks" with Mateo Velasquez and Alex Lundberg. Vol 1. Journal of Economic Criminology(2023)

"When do tax amnesties work?" with Huascar Eguino, Soraya Roman and Lorena Heller. Vol. 207. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (2023)


"Haiti's Untapped Potential: An assessment of the barriers to gender equality" with Isis Gaddis, Olive Nsababera, Paola Buitrago, Erin K. Fletcher, Marlen Cardona, and Melissa Badio. World Bank (2023) 

Working Papers

"Beyond the Usual: Understanding the Multidimensional Nature of Job Quality in Bolivia's Labor Market" with Ronald Cueva and María Dávalos. World Bank Research Working Paper 10702  (2024) Revise and Resubmit

 "Household Vulnerability and Preparedness for Disasters in Haiti" with Naraya Carrasco, Marlen Cardona Botero and Olive Nsababera. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 10699 (2024) Revise and Resubmit

"Digitalization and Employment Gender Gaps During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence from Latin America and the Caribbean"  with Yuanchen Yang, Manuk Ghazanchyan and Silvia Granados-Ibarra. IMF Working Paper 24/12 (2024) Revise and Resubmit

 "Medium and Long Run Economic Assimilation of Venezuelan Migrants to Peru" with Javier Beverinotti and Javier Torres. IDB Working Paper 1561 (2024)