Tulio A. Cravo

Inter-American Development Bank, USA

It is a pleasure to contribute to the World of Labor as it is a very interesting instrument to effectively inform policymakers about the latest knowledge on labor market issues and their policy implications

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Labor market specialist, Inter-American Development Bank

Research interest

Labor economics, development economics, entrepreneurship

Past positions

Research Specialist, UNU-WIDER, Finland


PhD Economics, Loughborough University, 2011

Selected publications

  • “Regional growth and SMEs in Brazil: A spatial panel Approach”. Regional Studies 49:12 (2015).

  • “Are small employers more cyclically sensitive? Evidence from Brazil”. Journal of Macroeconomics 33:4 (2011).

  • “SMEs and regional economic growth in Brazil.” Small Business Economics 38:2 (2011) (with B. Becker and A. Gourlay).

  • “A closer look at the recent skilled labor demand increase in Brazil.” Journal of Economic Studies 44:2 (2017) (with P. Jacinto and E. Ribeiro).