Alonso Alfaro Ureña
Researcher, Central Bank of Costa Rica; Professor, Department of Economics, Universidad de Costa Rica
Alonso Alfaro Ureña is a researcher at the Department of Research of the Central Bank of Costa Rica and a professor at the Department of Economics at the Universidad de Costa Rica, both positions held since 2012. He holds a degree in Economics from the Universidad de Costa Rica and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Pennsylvania State University. His work focuses on productivity, trade, growth, and inflation expectations.
Recent work by Alonso Alfaro Ureña
In theory, responsible sourcing has ambiguous effects on workers; empirically, exposed workers benefit but with adverse knock-on effects
Domestic firms that start supplying to multinational corporations see their productivity grow between 6% and 9%