Jesko Hentschel

World Bank, USA, and IZA, Germany

I am very happy to contribute to the IZA World of Labor series—this project makes a core contribution in assembling pertinent and evidence-based information on employment and development. It convinces through a very rigorous selection process of topics and strong editorial oversight

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Country Director, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay, World Bank, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Research interest

Development economics, human development theory, welfare economics

Past positions

Deputy Director, World Development Report 2013: “Jobs”; Lecturer, University of Potsdam, Germany (2001–2003)


PhD, International Economics, University of Konstanz, 1991

Selected publications

  • From Occupations to Embedded Skills: A Cross-Country Comparison. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6560, 2013 (with C. Aedo, M. Moreno, and J. Luque).

  • Live Chances in Turkey. Directions of Development. Washington, DC: World Bank, 2010 (with M. Aran, R. Can, F. Ferreira, J. Gignoux, and A. Uraz).

  • “Bundling of basic public services and household welfare in developing countries: An empirical exploration for the case of Peru.” Oxford Development Studies 35 (2007): 329–346 (with A. Chong and J. Saavedra).

  • “Using rapid city surveys for the analysis of municipal social policy—An application in Cali, Colombia.” Habitat International 29 (2005): 667–688.

  • “Combining census and survey data to study the spatial dimensions of poverty.” World Bank Economic Review 14 (2000): 147–165 (with P. Lanjouw, J. Lanjouw, and J. Poggi).