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Messina, Julián - Economist


Professional profile:

Julián Messina is a Lead Research Economist at the research department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Prior to joining the IDB, he worked at the World Bank and the European Central Bank, and he has taught at the Universities of Barcelona GSE, Georgetown, Girona, Frankfurt and Mainz. His research interests include labor economics, applied macroeconomics and the economics of education. He is author of three books, including two World Bank Latin American Flagship Reports. His work has been published in academic journals including the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Economic Journal, Journal of the European Economic Association and Labour Economics, and he is often featured in popular blogs and media outlets including The Economist. He has extensive experience advising governments in Latin America, Europe and Asia. Dr. Messina obtained his PhD. in Economics at the European University Institute in 2002.

Publications:

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IDB-WP-792 Working Papers Ageing Poorly? Accounting for the Decline in Earnings Inequality in Brazil, 1995-2012 Ferreira, Francisco H.G.
Messina, Julián
Firpo, Sergio P.
Mar, 2017
IDB-WP-715 Working Papers Evolving Wage Cyclicality in Latin America Messina, Julián
Gambetti, Luca
Aug, 2016
IDB-BK-171 Books Learning Better: Public Policy for Skills Development Busso, Matías
Ripani, Laura
Messina, Julián
Hincapié, Diana
Cristiá, Julián
Aug, 2017
IDB-BR-184 Brochures Learning Better: Public Policy for Skills Development (Executive Summary) Busso, Matías
Ripani, Laura
Messina, Julián
Hincapié, Diana
Cristiá, Julián
Aug, 2012
IDB-WP-786 Working Papers Skill Premium, Labor Supply and Changes in the Structure of Wages in Latin America Messina, Julián
Fernández, Manuel
Mar, 2017
IDB-DP-452 Discussion Papers The Expansion of Higher Education in Colombia: Bad Students or Bad Programs? Camacho, Adriana
Messina, Julián
May, 2016
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