Angel Melguizo

AT&T DIRECTVLatin America, Colombia

I am thrilled to be part of this initiative. We need projects that help connect the research to the actual policy making. I am confident World of Labor will consolidate as this tool in the area of labor markets, where many challenges are seen both in developed and emerging economies

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Current position

Vice President, External & Regulatory Affairs, AT&T DIRECTVLatin America, Bogota, Colombia

Research interest

Fiscal policy, pensions, economic growth, development, Latin America, emerging economies

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Lead Specialist, Labor Markets and Pensions, Inter-American Development Bank (2012–2014); Advisor, Labor Markets, Pension, Immigration, Economic Bureau of the President, Spain (2007–2008)

Past positions

Head of the Latin American and Caribbean Unit, OECD Development Centre (2014–2018); Instructor, World Economic Outlook, Université Paris X Nanterre, Master 1 Monnaie, Banque Finance, Assurance, and Master 1 Economie Appliquée (2015); Lecturer, Economic Realities and Development in Latin America, Science-Po (IEP – Paris), Master in International Affairs (2011)


PhD Economics, Complutense University, 2006

Selected publications

  • Better Pensions, Better Jobs Towards Universal Coverage in Latin America and the Caribbean. Washington DC: InterAmerican Development Bank, 2013 (with M. Bosch and C. Pages).

  • “Who bears labour taxes and social contributions? A meta-analysis approach.” SERIEs 4:3 (2013): 247–271 (with J. González-Páramo).

  • “Matching pension schemes in Colombia, Mexico and Peru: Experiences and prospects expand coverage?” In: Holzmann, R., R. Hinz, N. Takayama, and D. Tuesta (eds). Matching Defined Contributions Schemes: Role and Limits to Increase Coverage in Low and Middle Income Countries. Washington DC: The World Bank, 2012; pp. 193–213 (with L. Carranza and D. Tuesta).

  • “Moving from pay as you go to privately managed individual pension accounts: What have we learned after 25 years of the Chilean reform?” Pensions: An International Journal 14:1 (2009): 14–27 (with J. Vial).

  • “¿Quién soporta las cotizaciones sociales empresariales y la fiscalidad laboral? Una panorámica de la literatura empírica.” Hacienda Pública Española 188:1 (2009): 125–182.