María Lombardi

Assistant Professor, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, School of Government

I have a PhD in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra. My main research interests are in the areas of Development Economics and Economics of Education

e-mail: mlombardi@utdt.edu


Curriculum Vitae

Google scholar profile

Published and Forthcoming Papers


Skills and selection into teaching: Evidence from Latin America, with Ricardo Estrada

Accepted, Economía LACEA [Working Paper]Blog post about this article in Visiones CAF

Will you marry me, later? Age-of-marriage laws and child marriage in Mexico, with Cristina Bellés Obrero

Forthcoming, Journal of Human Resources [CEPE working paper]Online appendix and Replication files. Blog post about this article in VoxDev, Nada es Gratis and CSAE

Teacher performance pay and student learning: Evidence from a nationwide program in Peru, with Cristina Bellés Obrero

Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2022, Vol. 70(4), 1631-1669 [IZA Discussion Paper]Online appendix and Replication files. Blog post about this article in IZA Newsroom

Is the remedy worse than the disease? The impact of teacher remediation on teacher and student performance in Chile.

Economics of Education Review, 2019, Vol. 73 [CEPE working paper]Online appendix and Replication files. Blog post about this article in Contrafactual

Which tail matters? Inequality and growth in Brazil, with Stephan Litschig

Journal of Economic Growth, 2019, Vol. 24(2), 155-187 [GRIPS discussion paper]Online appendix and Replication Files

Compulsory voting, turnout and government spending: Evidence from Austria, with Mitchell Hoffman and Gianmarco León

Journal of Public Economics, 2017, Vol. 145, 103-115 [NBER Working Paper]Online appendix and Replication files. Blog and press about this article in The Economist, Chicago Booth Review, VoxEu, and Marginal Revolution


Working Papers


The effect of high dismissal protection on bureaucratic turnover and productivity, with Ricardo Estrada

Blog post about this article in Nada es Gratis

Backlash against expert recommendations: Reactions to Covid-19 advice in Latin America, with Facundo Albornoz, Nicolás Bottan, Guillermo Cruces, and Bridget Hoffmann