Lead Economist, Research Department, Inter-American Development Bank
Matias Busso is a Lead Economist at the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank, a member of the executive committee of the Network of Inequality and Poverty of LACEA, and an associate editor of Economia -the journal of LACEA. His research uses empirical evidence and theory to inform the design of more effective public policies in areas related to labor, education, productivity and urban economics. Matias received his B.A. in Economics from Universidad Nacional de La Plata and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan in 2008. His research has been published in leading journals including the American Economic Review, the American Economic Journal: Applied, and The Review of Economics and Statistics.
Recent work by Matias Busso
Shrinking school–parent information gaps through text messaging can be an effective way to improve grades and attendance outcomes for schoolchildren
Governments can outsource public services and achieve lower prices, without sacrificing quality, if they can ensure that there is enough competition