Mariano Bosch

Inter-American Development Bank, USA

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Lead Economist, Labor Market and Social Security Unit, Inter-American Development Bank, USA

Research interest

Labor economics, applied econometrics, development economics, public policy

Past positions

Senior Specialist at the Labor Market and Social Security Unit at the Inter-American Development Bank, USA (Jun. 2011–Aug. 2013); Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Alicante (Sept. 2007–June 2011); Junior Professional Associate at the Chief Economics Office for Latin America, World Bank, Washington DC, USA (2002–2004)


PhD in Economics, London School of Economics, 2007

Selected publications

  • Jobs For Growth. Inter-American Development Bank, 2015 (with V. Alaimo, C. Pagés, D. Kaplan, and L. Ripani).

  • Better Pensions, Better Jobs: Towards Universal Coverage in Latin America and the Caribbean. Inter-American Development Bank, 2013 (with A. Melguizo and C. Pagés).

  • “Rental housing discrimination and the persistence of ethnic residential segregation.” SERIEs: Journal of the Spanish Economic Association (Forthcoming) (with L. Farre and M. Angeles Carnero).

  • “Better pensions, better jobs: Status and alternatives toward universal pension coverage in Latin America and the Caribbean.” Journal of Pension Economics and Finance (Forthcoming) (with A. Melguizo and C. Pages).

  • “Labor market effects of introducing unemployment benefits in an economy with high informality.” European Economic Review 75:C (2015): 1–17 (with J. Esteban-Pretel).