Universidad del Pacífico, Peru
IZA World of Labor role
Professor of Economics, Universidad del Pacífico, Peru
Labor economics, public finance, applied microeconometrics, family economics, structural econometrics, discrete choice dynamic models, impact evaluation
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Professional Associate at the World Bank, and Assistant Researcher at the Bank of Spain
PhD Economics, Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros, 2012
“Measuring educational inequality in South Africa and Peru." In: Holsinger D. B., and W. J. Jacob (eds). Inequality in Education. Dordrecht: Springer, 2009.
Fear of Labor Rigidities: The Role of Expectations on Employment Growth in Peru. IZA Discussion Papers No. 9592, 2015 (with G. Yamada).
Cognitive and Socioemotional Skills and Wages: The Role of Latent Abilities on the Gender Wage Gap in Peru. Peruvian Economic Association Working Papers, 2014 (with L. Verlade and G. Yamada).
Better information on university quality may reduce underemployment and overeducation in developing countriesAs the number of secondary school graduates rises, many developing countries expand the supply of public and private universities or face pressure to do so. However, several factors point to the need for caution, including weak job markets, low-quality university programs, and job–education mismatches. More university graduates in this context could exacerbate unemployment, underemployment, and overeducation of professionals. Whether governments should regulate the quantity or quality of university programs, however, depends on the specific combination of factors in each country.MoreLess