Policy work

Promoting in-person attendance for early childhood services after the COVID-19 pandemic using text messages” with Juanita Ruiz, Oscar Iván Pineda-Diaz, Natalia Iriarte-Tovar, Juan Sebastián Cifuentes, María Fernanda Rodríguez-Camacho, and Laura Feliza Vélez. Policy Brief (in Spanish).

Social Protection Responses to Forced Displacement in Colombia” with S. García, M. Cecilia Dedios, A. Guarín, S. Majerowicz, C. Cuéllar-Pizano, M. Martínez-Gómez, and C. Lowe. London: Overseas Development Institute (ODI). [English report] [Spanish report]

How Effective is the Honduran Social Protection System?” with Sergio Membreño-Cedillo. UNDP Working Paper No. 21. UNDP Latin America and the Caribbean (in Spanish). Background paper for the 2021 Regional Human Development Report.

Targeting Social Transfers to Vulnerable Individuals from COVID-19” with Monica Pinilla-Roncancio. Policy Notes No. 1. Report for UNDP Honduras Office. UNDP Latin America and the Caribbean (in Spanish).

Social and Economic Impact of the COVID-19 and Policy Options in Honduras“.  COVID-19 Policy Documents Series. UNDP Latin America and the Caribbean. 

Are there Ethnic Inequality Traps in Education? Empirical Evidence for Brazil and Chile” with Marcelo Bérgolo, Adriana Conconi, and Guillermo Cruces. PMMA Working Paper 2012-05, Partnership for Economic Policy. (Policy Brief here).

Scarring Effects of Youth Unemployment and Informality: Evidence from Argentina and Brazil” with Guillermo Cruces and Mariana Viollaz.

Labor Market Flexibility in Latin America: Past Reforms and Future Perspectives” with Guillermo Cruces. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean Project Document No. 291 (in Spanish).

A Social Protection Floor for Latin America: Fiscal Costs and Social Impact” with Leonardo Gasparini, Facundo Crosta, Francisco Haimovich, Beatriz Alvarez, and Raúl Sanchez. CEDLAS Working Paper Series No. 71, July, National University of La Plata (in Spanish).