Senior Development Economist
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Current work interests
- Economic effect of labour laws and institutions
- Development and labour markets
- Distribution, growth and employment
- In Defense of Labour Market Institutions: Cultivating Justice in the Developing World, (edited volume with D. Kucera), Palgrave MacMillan, 2008.
- Meeting the Employment Challenge: Argentina, Brazil and Mexico in the Global Economy (with C. Ernst and P. Auer), 2006, Boulder, CO: Lynne Reinner (English edition); México, DF: Plaza y Valdés, 2006 (Spanish edition).
- Miracle for Whom? Chilean Workers under Free Trade, 2005, New York: Routledge Press.
- “Policymaking gone awry: The labour market regulations of the Doing Business indicators,” Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal, July 2008 (with S. Cazes).
- “Employment Challenges and Policy Responses in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico,” CEPAL Review, April 2007 (with C. Ernst and P. Auer).
- “Is a Stable Workforce Good for the Economy: Insights into the Tenure-Employment-Productivity Relationship,” International Labour Review, 144 (3), 2005. (with P. Auer and I. Coulibaly).
- “Political-Economic Regime and the Wage Curve: Evidence from Chile, 1957-1996,” International Review of Applied Economics, 18 (2), April 2004. (with D. Contreras)
- “Local Government Tax Policy: Measuring the Efficiency of NYC’s Tax Mix, FYs 1984-1998,” Journal of Public Budgeting and Finance, Summer 2000. (with J.T. Marlin and F. Heydarpour).
Articles in books
- “Income-led growth as a crisis response: Lessons from Brazil,” in The Global crisis: Causes, responses and challenges, ILO, 2011.
- “Laws or Luck: Understanding Rising Formality in Brazil in the 2000s,” in S. Lee and D. McCann, eds., Regulating for Decent Work: New Directions in Labour Market Regulation, Palgrave MacMillan and ILO, 2011.
- “Labour Institutions in the Developing World: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives” in In Defense of Labour Market Institutions: Cultivating Justice in the Developing World, J. Berg and D. Kucera, eds., Palgrave MacMillan and ILO, 2008. (with D. Kucera)
- “The Origins of Unemployment Insurance: Lessons for Developing Countries” in In Defense of Labour Market Institutions: Cultivating Justice in the Developing World, J. Berg and D. Kucera, eds., Palgrave MacMillan and ILO, 2008. (with M. Salerno)
- “Technology v. Trade v. Social Institutions: Understanding Rising Wage Inequality in the Chilean Cosmetics Industry,” in W. Milberg, ed., Labour and the Globalisation of Production: Causes and Consequences of Industrial Upgrading, Houndmills, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
- “External Liberalization, Economic Performance and Social Policy,” in Lance Taylor, ed., External Liberalization, Economic Performance and Social Policy, New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. (with L. Taylor)
- ILO, Brazil: An innovative income-led strategy, ILO/IILS: Geneva, 2011. (Contributing author).
- ILO, A Decent Work Profile for Brazil, ILO: Brasilia, 2009. (Co-author with J. Ribeiro).
- ILO and Carnegie Endowment, Brazil in the Global Economy: Measuring the Gains from Trade, Geneva and Washington: ILO and Carnegie Endowment, 2009. (Contributing author).
- ILO, World Employment Report 2004-2005, Geneva: ILO, 2004. (Principal author of chapter, “A stable workplace? A mobile workforce? – What is best for increasing productivity?” )
- UNDP, Making Global Trade Work for People, New York: UNDP, 2003. (Wrote chapters on “Anti-Dumping” and “Subsidies.”)
Previous work experience
Employment Specialist, ILO Office, Brasilia, Brazil, 2008-2011.
Labour Economist, Economic and Labour Market Analysis Department, ILO, Geneva, 2002-2008.
Visiting Scholar, UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Santiago, 2000-2001.
Research Fellow, Center for Economic Policy Analysis, The New School, New York, 1999 – 2000.
Economist, Office of the Comptroller, The City of New York, 1996-1999.
Ph.D., Economics, The New School for Social Research, New York, USA, 2002.
M.A, Economics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, 1995.
B.A., Economics and History, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA, 1992.