Lucas Ronconi

Centro de Investigacion y Accion Social (CIAS), Argentina, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor is an excellent effort to build a strategic bridge: between research and policy

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Director of Research, Centro de Investigacion y Accion Social (CIAS), and Professor of Economics, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Research interest

Compliance, enforcement, informal labor, labor law, low-wage labor markets

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Consultant to Argentine Ministry of Labor, the Inter-American Development Bank, the International Labour Organization, the United Nations Development Programme, and the World Bank


PhD Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley, 2007

Selected publications

  • "Enforcement matters: The effective regulation of labor." International Labor Review 157:3 (2018): 331–356 (with R. Kanbur).

  • "U.S. free trade agreements and enforcement of labor law in Latin America." Industrial Relations 57:1 (2018): 35–56 (with S. Dewan).

  • The Impact of Labor Inspections and Labor Sanctions on Registered Employment. Empirical Evidence for Argentina Using Administrative Data. International Labour Organization Working Paper Series No. 24, 2018 (with M. Ohaco).

  • "Labor inspections in the developing world: Stylized facts from the enterprise survey." Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society 55:3 (2016): 468–489 (with R. Almeida).

  • "Labor exclusion and the erosion of citizenship responsibilities.” World Development: 74 (205): 453—461 (with S. J. Rodrigo Zarazaga).