About me

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

I work as an 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 Fellow at the European University Institute (2014-2016) in Florence. 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



"Rules vs Discretion in Public Service: Teacher Hiring in Mexico", Journal of Labor Economics, accepted 
    CAF Working Paper (August, 2017) here

    EUI Working Paper (July, 2015) here

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

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

    CAF Working Paper (March, 2017) here

Research papers

    CAF Working Paper (May, 2017) here

Work in progress

"Do You Get What You Pay for? Teacher Financial Incentives in Mexico" with Marco Tonello

"Academic Ability and Teaching Hiring in Mexico" with Rafael de Hoyos 

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

"Predicting Individual Well-being Through Test Scores: Evidence from a National Assessment in Mexico" with Rafael de Hoyos and Maria Jose Vargas

"Insured at Birth" with Alejandro del Valle

Others (selected)
Book chapters Movilidad para la accesibilidad. In RED 2017. Crecimiento urbano y acceso a oportunidades: un desafío para América Latina. (with Fernando Alvarez-Parra) CAF-Development Bank of Latin America, 2017. 

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.