Ph.D. in Economics
University of Chicago, 1984
Universidad Catolica de Chile, 1977
1994 - present Professor of Economics, California State University, Long Beach, CSULB
2001- 2012 Associate Chair, Economics Department CSULB
2000- 2012 Graduate Advisor, Economics Department CSULB
1989 - 1994 Associate Professor of Economics, CSULB.
1986 - 1989 Assistant Professor of Economics, CSULB.
- 1987 Visiting Lecturer. University of California -
Visiting Lecturer. University of California - Irvine.
1977 Instructor. Instituto de Economia, Universidad Catolica de Chile.
1988 - 1997 Coeditor Contemporary Economic Policy (formerly Contemporary Policy Issues).
2006 Invited Editor Well Being and Social Policy volume 2 #2
1993 - 1996 Senior Economist - The World Bank
(April) Member of a National
Research Council Panel on Improving Labor Markets.
Collaborated in the preparation of “Options for Improving Labor Markets for Megacities in the Developing World.”
1981 - 1982 Chilean National Planning Office, Economist
Agricultural Economics Department, Universidad Catolica
Research Associate, Project on Farmers Insurance.
2011 Chilean Government Pensions Secretariat
2009-2010 NCPA (National Center for Policy Analysis)
2009 – present Member Consejo de Políticas Públicas Instituto Libertad y Desarrollo – Santiago – Chile
2008 - present Member Consejo Asesor IIDSES (Instituto de Investigaciones sobre Desarrollo Sustentable y Equidad Social) – Ciudad de Mexico – Mexico
2006 CONSAR (Mexican Commission Savings towards Retirement System)
2000 California State University Sacramento - Faculty Fellows Program. Study on Contingent Workers and Alternative Employment Arrangements in California.
1999 City of Santa Monica. Provided advice in defining the terms of reference for a study on the potential impact of a Living Wage Ordinance.
1999 Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) External Evaluator for the study “Adolescents and Young Adults in Latin America: Critical Decisions at a Critical Age,” developed within the framework of the second Regional Research Network Project of the Inter-American Development Bank.
1999 The World Bank. Study of “Rural Labor Markets in Poland.”
1999 The World Bank. Analysis of “Gender, Old Age and Social Security,” with particular application to Chile and Argentina.
1999 OECD – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Report on “Income Security and Unemployment Policy in Developing Countries with particular emphasis on Malaysia, Thailand, the Phillipines and Indonesia.”
FUSADES (Fundacion Salvadorena
para el Desarrollo Economico y Social). Analysis of the Labor
Market and Poverty Situation for their study: “Crecimiento con Participación:
Económica para el Siglo 21”
1997 (August) The World Bank - Human Resources Division - Middle East and North Africa Department. Evaluated proposed changes to the Moroccan Labor Law.
1997 (January) The World Bank - Quality Assurance Group. Examined the Quality at Entrance of four Primary Education ongoing Projects in Latin America --Bolivia, Peru, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. (Report nominated for World Bank Award on Excellence)
1996 (December) UNDP (United Nations Development Program) Evaluated the technical merits of the Employment Module of the Paraguay’s Household Survey.
1993 Sigma One Corporation. Report on the Labor Market in Nicaragua [Prepared for USAID (--United States Agency for International Development) Mission to Nicaragua.
1992 World Bank - South Asia Regional Office. Prepared Survey Paper - South Asia Labor Market.
1992 World Bank - Technical Department, Latin America Region, Human Resources Division. Report on Labor Legislation in Latin America.
1992 World Bank - Latin America and Caribbean Division. Brazil Department. Report on the Informal Sector in Brazil.
1992 World Bank. Technical Assistance Project in Bolivia. Assessed the private and public sectors participation in supply of vocational training.
1991 - 1992 World Bank - Technical Department, Latin America Region, Human Resources Division. Measured gender differences in employment and pay in Latin America, The Case of Chile.
1990 - 1991 World Bank - Latin America and Caribbean Division. Brazil and Peru Departments. Labor Market Policy and Performance.
1989 - 1990 World Bank - Economic Development Institute. Labor Markets in an Era of Adjustment Project.
1987 World Bank - Economic Development Institute. Teacher's Salaries in Developing Countries.
1985 - 1986 World Bank. Project on Labor Market Adjustment in Developing Countries.
- 1984 World Bank. Study on Wage Indexation in Developing
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Department of Economics
California State University
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