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PABLO A. ACOSTA
   
PhD  in Economics
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

     The World Bank
Manila Country Office, Philippines
    TEL: +63-2-465-2634
    Email:
pacosta@worldbank.org
Web Page: http://sites.google.com/site/acostapablo

 
 
I'm currently working as Senior Economist at The World Bank, Social Protection and Labor Global Practice 

I'm also a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

SELECTED PUBLISHED ARTICLES AND BOOKS



Minds and Behaviors at Work: Boosting Socio-Emotional Skills for Latin America's Workforce. (With Wendy Cunningham and Noel Muller). 2016. Directions in Development, World Bank, Washington, DC.


 
Remittances and the Dutch Disease. (With Emmanuel Lartey and Federico Mandelman). Journal of International Economics, 2009, 79 (1), 102-116.
 
What is the Impact of International Remittances on Poverty and Inequality in Latin America? (With Cesar Calderon, Pablo Fajnzylber and J. Humberto Lopez). World Development, 2008, 36 (1), 89-114.

Capital Accumulation, Trade Liberalization and Rising Wage Inequality: The Case of Argentina. (With Leonardo Gasparini). Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2007, 55 (4), 793-812.


OTHER PUBLISHED ARTICLES


 
Informal Jobs and Trade Liberalization in Argentina. (With Gabriel Montes-Rojas). Journal of Development Studies, 50 (8), 1104-1118.

Remittances, Exchange Rate Regimes and the Dutch Disease: A Panel Data Analysis. (With Emmanuel Lartey and Federico Mandelman). Review of International Economics, 2012, 20 (2), 377-395
 
 
Female Migration and Child Occupation in Rural El Salvador. Population Research and Policy Review, 2011, 30 (4), 569-589.
 
Business and Human Development in the Base of the Pyramid: Exploring Challenges and Opportunities with Market Heat Maps. (With Ilana Melzer, Ronald Mendoza, Namsuk Kim, and Nina Thelen). Journal of World Business, 2011, 46 (1), 50-60.
 
 
Financial Development, Remittances, and Real Exchange Rate Appreciation. (With Nicole Baerg and Federico Mandelman). Economic Review, 2009, 94 (1), 1-12.

A Simple IM Test for Exponential Distributions. (With Gabriel Montes-Rojas). Applied Economics Letters, 2009, 16 (2), 109-112.

Trade Reform and Inequality: The Case of Mexico and Argentina in the 1990s. (With Gabriel Montes-Rojas). World Economy, 2008, 31 (6), 763-780.

Monte Carlo Properties of Spatial Dependence LM Tests. (With Enlinson de Mattos and Ana Fava). Applied Economics Letters, 2006, 13 (14), 905-910.

Remittances and Development in Latin America. (With Cesar Calderon, Pablo Fajnzylber and J. Humberto Lopez). World Economy, 2006, 29 (7), 957-987.

Short and Long Run Determinants of Private Investment in Argentina. (With Andres Loza). Journal of Applied Economics, 2005, 8 (2), 398-406.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS



 
Should Cash Transfers Be Confined to the Poor? Implications for Poverty and Inequality in Latin America. (With Phillipe Leite and Jamele Rigolini). In Social Insurance, Informality, and the Labor Market: How to Protect Workers while Creating Good Jobs. M. Frolich, D. Kaplan, C. Pages, J. Rigolini, and D. Robalino eds. Oxford University Press, 2014.
 
The Impact of the Financial Crisis on Remittance Flow: The Case of El Salvador. (With Javier Baez, Edmundo Murrugarra, and Rodolfo Beazley). In Migration and Remittances During the Global Financial Crisis and Beyond. I. Sirkeci, J. Cohen, and D. Ratha, eds. Washington, DC: World Bank, 2012.
 
How Important are Remittances in Latin America? (With Pablo Fajnzylber and Humberto Lopez). In Remittances and Development: Lessons from Latin America. P. Fajnzylber and H. Lopez, eds. Washington, DC: World Bank, 2008.

Do Remittances Lower Poverty Levels in Latin America? (With Cesar Calderon, Pablo Fajnzylber and Humberto Lopez). In Remittances and Development: Lessons from Latin America. P. Fajnzylber and H. Lopez, eds. Washington, DC: World Bank, 2008.

Remittances and Household Behavior: Evidence from Latin America. (With Pablo Fajnzylber and Humberto Lopez). In Remittances and Development: Lessons from Latin America. P. Fajnzylber and H. Lopez, eds. Washington, DC: World Bank, 2008.

The Impact of Remittances on Poverty and Human Capital: Evidence from Latin American Household Surveys. (With Pablo Fajnzylber and J. Humberto Lopez). In International Migration, Economic Development and Policy. C. Ozden and M. Schiff, eds. Washington, DC: World Bank, 2007.

Entrepreneurship, Labor Markets, and International Remittances: Evidence from El Salvador. In International Migration, Economic Development and Policy. C. Ozden and M. Schiff, eds. Washington, DC: World Bank, 2007.


WORKING PAPERS


 
Educational Upgrading and Returns to Skills in Latin America: Evidence from a Supply-Demand Framework: 1990-2010. (With Guillermo Cruces, Sebastian Galiani and Leonardo Gasparini). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 5921.

Beyond Qualifications: Labor Market Returns to Cognitive and Socio-Emotional Skills in Colombia. (With Noel Muller and Miguel Sarzosa). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7430.
 
 
 
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Pablo Acosta,
Oct 1, 2015, 2:02 AM
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