I am a social scientist with background in economics (PhD) and public administration (MA). I study the impact of technology on the labor market, skills, migration and diasporas. I am interested in development, labor economics, policy and economic sociology. I am currently a senior research fellow at the Growth Lab at Harvard University, a research scientist at the Complexity Science Hub in Vienna, and a visiting professor at the Central European University in Vienna.

What's new?

  • PILLARS newsletter article summarizing the paper Skill Mismatch and the Cost of Job Displacement (with Frank Neffke and Simon Wiederhold).

  • UNIDO blog Engaging the diaspora in internationalizing Colombia’s economy with Ricardo Hausmann, Julian Hinz and AnnaLee Saxenian.

  • Growth Lab podcast Engaging the diaspora in internationalizing Colombia’s economy with Ricardo Hausmann and AnnaLee Saxenian.

  • New paper "Lessons from eight decades of occupational tasks and skills in the U.S. economy (1939-2020)" (recently presented at the ASSA 2022 conference, and the PILLARS 2022 conference) is coming soon. Here is the conference draft.

    • Together with Frank Neffke, James McNerney, Shreyas Gadgin Matha, Andre Assumpcao and Dario Diodato we analyze whether the closing of the gender pay gap in the U.S. happened because of technological change or despite of it, using a unique new longitudinal dataset of detailed job content, socio-economic data and labor market outcomes.

  • In AY 2021-2022 I joined the Department of Public Policy at the Central European University, Vienna as a Visiting Professor. I'm teaching Applied Regression Analysis for the master students in the Winter semester 2022.

  • In May 2021 I moved from Cambridge, MA, USA to Vienna, Austria. I have a new affiliation as a research scientist with the Complexity Science Hub in Vienna.