About me

I am an applied economist working on education, personnel, labor and development economics.

I work as a research economist in the Research Department at CAF (Development Bank of Latin America) in the beautiful city of Buenos Aires.  Previously, I was a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute (2014-2016). I hold a Ph.D in Economics from the Paris School of Economics and I graduated from the Master in Public Policy at the University of Chicago

You can reach me at restrada (at) caf.com


Research papers

    Revise and Resubmit: European Economic Review

    PSE Working Paper here

     Revise and Resubmit: Journal of Labor Economics

    EUI Working Paper here

    PIPE-CIDE Policy Brief (in Spanish) (en españolhere

    Media coverage (in Spanish): Educación FuturaReforma (non-gated version)El Financiero

"The Effect of the Increasing Demand for Elite Schools on Stratification" (this version: February, 2016, EUI Working Paper Series) 

Work in progress

“Does Information About High-Demand Schools Change the Demand?"

"School Shocks and Parental Reactions" with Ines Berniell

"Pay for Performance and Exam Cheating" with Marco Tonello

Others (selected)

Book chapter  Perfil de la Pobreza Rural en Nicaragua. In Faiguenbaum, S., Ortega, C. y Soto, F. (Ed) Pobreza Rural y Políticas Públicas en ALC, Tomo II, Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, 2013

Book Profesionistas en vilo. ¿Es la universidad una buena inversión? Centro de Investigación para el Desarrollo, A.C., Mexico City, 2011

    Selected media coverage (in Spanish): W RadioCNN ExpansionEl Economista, Reforma (non-gated) .

IADB WP  "Productive Development Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Case of Mexico," (with Verónica Baz, María Cristina Capelo and Rodrigo Centeno), RES Working Papers 4693, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department, 2010

Handbook  Assessing integration methodology (AIM): A handbook for measuring and assessing the integration of  family planning and other reproductive health services (with Estela Rivero-Fuentes, Saumya Ramarao, Charlotte Warren, Saiqa Mullick, Harriet Birungi, Ian Askew and Susana Medina), FRONTIERS Manual. Washington, DC: Population Council, 2008


Economics of Education, spring 2016
Ph.D. level course, Department of Economics, European University Institute

European University Institute (Teaching Exchange at Humboldt University, Berlin)

Economics and Globalization, Teaching Assistant, 2013-2014
Master level course, Sciences Po, Paris School of International Affairs.

Microeconomics: Households and Firms, Teaching Assistant, 2011-2013
Master in Public Policy and Development, Paris School of Economics.