Alejandra Cox Edwards is Professor of Economics at California State University Long Beach.
She has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree from the Catholic University of Chile.
From 1993 through 1996 she was a Senior Labor Economist at the World Bank. During this period she worked on labor market issues in a number of countries, including Bolivia, Iran, Indonesia and Argentina.
She occasionally works as consultant on labor market issues. Her consulting work has dealt with gender, legislation, social security, training, compensation and other labor market issues around the world.
She is a frequent speaker at academic and professional meetings. She presented, “The Impact of Chile’s Pension System on Work Propensities of Men and Women: Evidence from a Retrospective Data Set” NETSPAR (Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement) Conference - Paris in June 2012; and “Labor Market Trends and their interdependence with Pension Systems” FIAP (International Federation of Pension Fund Administrators) Conference- Cancun Mexico in May 2012
Her most recent research deals with labor market reform, social security reform, gender issues, old age and poverty, and labor market performance in emerging and transition economies. Some of the titles, organized by topic are listed under "Research by Topic.”
She is the author of a number of professional articles and the co-author of a scholarly book on the market reforms in Chile published in 1991 by the University of Chicago Press, and The Gender Impact of Social Security Reform University of Chicago Press 2008. She is also a co-author of the World Bank's World Development Report, 1995, which dealt with labor markets in emerging and transition economies.
For a list of some of her publications click
on "Selected Papers."