Inter-American Development Bank, USA
IZA World of Labor role
Lead Economist, Labor Market and Social Security Unit, Inter-American Development Bank, USA
Labor economics, applied econometrics, development economics, public policy
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
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).
Does unemployment insurance offer incentives to take jobs in the formal sector?
Unemployment insurance can protect against income loss and create formal employmentMariano Bosch, October 2016Unemployment insurance can be an efficient tool to provide protection for workers against unemployment and foster formal job creation in developing countries. How much workers value this protection and to what extent it allows a more efficient job search are two key parameters that determine its effectiveness. However, evidence shows that important challenges remain in the introduction and expansion of unemployment insurance in developing countries. These challenges range from achieving coverage in countries with high informality, financing the scheme without further distorting the labor market, and ensuring progressive redistribution.MoreLess