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Research Economist

Samuel Berlinski

Samuel Berlinski is Principal Economist at the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank. Prior to joining the Bank in 2010, he was an Assistant Professor of Economics at University College London and previously held appointments at Universidad de San Andrés and the London School of Economics. His work has appeared in numerous journals including the Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Law and Economics and Economic Development and Cultural Change. His research at the Bank focuses on the evaluation of public policy, with particular emphasis on Education, Health and Labor Markets. He completed his undergraduate studies in Economics at Universidad de Buenos Aires and obtained a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Oxford, Nuffield College.

Select Journal Articles

Preschool and Maternal Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design” (with Sebastian Galiani and Patrick J. McEwan). Economic Development and Cultural Change Vol. 59, No. 2 (January 2011), pp. 313–344.

The Effect of Pre-Primary Education on Primary School Performance” (with Sebastian Galiani and Paul Gertler). Journal of Public Economics Vol. 93, Issues 1–2 (February 2009), pp. 219–234.

Giving Children a Better Start: Preschool Attendance and School-Age Profiles” (with Sebastian Galiani and Marco Manacorda). Journal of Public Economics Vol. 92, Issues 5–6 (June 2008), pp. 1416–1440.

The Effect of a Large Expansion of Pre-Primary School Facilities on Preschool Attendance and Maternal Employment” (with Sebastian Galiani). Labour Economics Vol. 14, No. 3 (June 2007), pp. 665–680.

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