World Bank, USA, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Lead Economist and Program Leader, World Bank, USA
Social protection, human development, labor markets, innovation, and economic growth
Assistant Professor, University of Warwick Economics Department, UK (2004)
PhD Economics, New York University, 2004
Left Behind: Chronic Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean. World Bank, 2016 (with R. Vakis and L. Lucchetti).
Social Insurance, Informality, and Labor Markets: How to Protect Workers While Creating Good Jobs. Oxford University Press, 2014 (with M. Froehlich, D. Kaplan, C. Pages, and D. Robalino).
Economic Mobility and the Rise of the Latin American Middle Class. World Bank, 2013 (with F. H. G. Ferreira, J. Messina, L.-F. Lopez-Calva, M. A. Lugo, and R. Vakis).
“Do middle classes bring about institutional reforms?” Economic Letters 116:3 (2012): 440–444 (with N. Loayza and G. Llorente).
“Development and the interaction of enforcement institutions.” Journal of Public Economics 95 (2011): 79–87 (with A. Dhillon).
Grants and training programs are great complements to social assistance to help people out of povertyJamele Rigolini, October 2016Productive inclusion programs provide an integrated package of services, such as grants and training, to promote self-employment and wage employment among the poor. They show promising long-term impacts, and are often proposed as a way to graduate the poor out of social assistance. Nevertheless, neither productive inclusion nor social assistance will be able to solve the broader poverty challenge independently. Rather, the future is in integrating productive inclusion into the existing social assistance system, though this poses several design, coordination, and implementation challenges.MoreLess