Mariana Viollaz

CEDLAS-FCE-UNLP, Argentina, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor is a way of informing both society and decision‐makers in labor‐related questions. I’m thrilled to be part of a project that intends to allow science to play a full part in the political debate

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Senior Researcher at Centro de Estudios Distributivos, Laborales y Sociales (CEDLAS) Argentina

Research interest

Labor, development, gender economics

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Consultant to the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, and United Nations


PhD in Economics, Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP), Argentina, 2014

Selected publications

  • “Automation in Latin America: Are women at higher risk of losing their jobs?” Technological Forecasting and Social Change 175 (2022) (with M. Bustelo, P. Egaña del Sol, L. Ripani, and N. Soler).

  • “Does the internet reduce gender gaps? The case of Jordan.” Journal of Development Studies 58:3 (2022): 436–453 (with H.J. Winkler),.

  • “Who on earth can work from home?” World Bank Research Observer 36:1 (2021): 67–100 (with D. Garrote Sanchez, N. Gomez Parra, C. Ozden, B. Rijkers, and H. Winkler).

  • “Intra-household exposure to labor market risk in the time of Covid-19: Lessons from Mexico.” Review of Economics of the Household 19 (2021): 327–351 (with C. Peluffo).

  • “ICT adoption in micro and small firms: Can internet access improve labor productivity?” Development Policy Review 37 (2019): 692–715.