Deputy Director, Center for Distributive, Labor and Social Studies (CEDLAS), Universidad Nacional de La Plata (on leave); Undersecretary of Development, Argentina's Ministry of the Treasury
Guillermo Cruces (PhD in Economics, LSE) is the Deputy Director of the Center for Distributive, Labor and Social Studies (CEDLAS) at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina (UNLP), currently on leave serving as Undersecretary of Development at Argentina's Ministry of the Treasury. He is also a Researcher at Argentina’s National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), and a Research Fellow at IZA. His research is focused on labour economics and distributional analysis in Latin America and the Caribbean, and on the economics of perceptions and reference groups in general. He teaches at the graduate and undergraduate level at the Economics Department of the UNLP, and he is Invited Professor of labour economics at the Universidad de San Andrés (UdeSA), Argentina.
He has published in journals such as the Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Public Economics, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Labour Economics, Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Development Studies and Economia, and he has edited books and contributed to collective volumes and reports. He has worked previously for the UK’s Department for Work and Pensions and for the Development Studies Division of the UN’s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. He has also been a researcher at STICERD, London School of Economics and Political Science, where he obtained an MSc and a PhD in Economics, and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard’s DRCLAS.