Universidad del Pacífico, Peru, Banco Central de Reserva del Perú, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Dean of Economics and Finance, Universidad del Pacífico, Peru
Labor economics, development economics, economics of education, poverty and income distribution
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Counselor, Consejo Nacional de Educación del Perú, 2008–2020; Director, Banco Central de Reserva del Perú, 2013–2016; Vice-minister, Ministerio de Trabajo y Promoción Social del Perú, 1996–1998
Senior Economist and Acting Chief, Sustainable Development Department, Poverty and Inequality Unit, Inter-American Development Bank, 1999–2003; Fiscal Economist, International Monetary Fund, 1998–1999; Professor and Researcher, Universidad del Pacífico, 1994–1998
PhD Economics, Columbia University, 1993
“Labor market discrimination in Lima, Peru: Evidence from a field experiment.” World Development 58 (2014): 83–94 (with F. Galarza).
“What holds the job in the public sector: An exploratory study of the meaning of organizational values in the public sector in Peru.” Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology 29 (2013): 15–20 (with R. Bavel and S. Dolan).
“Declining higher education quality affects postsecondary choices: The Peruvian case.” International Higher Education 68 (2013): 26–28 (with J. F. Castro).
“Returns to higher education in the labor market: The case of Peru.” El Trimestre Económico 302 (2009): 485-511.
“Education attainment, growth and poverty reduction within the MDG framework: Simulations and costing for the Peruvian case.” The Journal of Economic Policy Reform 12 (2009): 57–73 (with J. F. Castro).
Better information on university quality may reduce underemployment and overeducation in developing countriesGustavo A. Yamada, July 2015As the number of secondary school graduates rises, many developing countries expand the supply of public and private universities or face pressure to do so. However, several factors point to the need for caution, including weak job markets, low-quality university programs, and job–education mismatches. More university graduates in this context could exacerbate unemployment, underemployment, and overeducation of professionals. Whether governments should regulate the quantity or quality of university programs, however, depends on the specific combination of factors in each country.MoreLess