World Bank, USA
IZA World of Labor role
Consultant Economist, The World Bank, Colombia
Skills development, labor economics, education, behavioral economics
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Analyst for the Social Protection and Labor Practice of The World Bank; Junior Policy Analyst at the OECD Development Centre
MA International and Development Economics, Université Paris Dauphine, 2011
Skills for a Modern Ukraine. Washington, DC: World Bank Publications, 2017 (with X. Del Carpio and O. Kupets).
Minds and Behaviors at Work. Washington, DC: World Bank Publications, 2016 (with W. Cunningham and P. Acosta).
Cognitive skills are more relevant in explaining earnings, socio-emotional skills in determining labor supply and schoolingCommon proxies, such as years of education, have been shown to be ineffective at capturing cross-country differences in skills acquisition, as well as the role they play in the labor market. A large body of research shows that direct measures of skills, in particular cognitive and socio-emotional ones, provide more adequate estimations of individuals’ differences in potential productive capacity than the quantity of education they receive. Evidence shows that cognitive skills in particular are quite relevant to explain wages, while socio-emotional skills are more associated with labor force and education participation decisions.MoreLess