Economist, World Bank
Sandra V. Rozo is an economist in the World Bank’s Development Research Group. She received her B.A.(Hons) and M.A.(Hons) from Universidad de los Andes in Colombia and her Ph.D. in Economics from UCLA. Prior to joining the World Bank, she spent six years as an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Marshall School of Business of the University of Southern California. She is also a IZA research fellow, a CEGA faculty affiliate, a faculty member of the Schaeffer Center for Health and Economics Policy, and a research fellow at the Center for Economic and Social Research at the University of Southern California.
Her research explores the effects of forced migration within hosting economies and the role of public policies and humanitarian interventions in supporting migrants and their hosting communities. She also has ongoing work studying how firms’ decisions change with economic and political shocks and examining the consequences of violence and conflict in Latin America. She has published articles in journals such as the Journal of Labor Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Human Resources, and other leading development journals.
Recent work by Sandra Rozo
Large-scale regularisation of Venezuelan migrants had little effect on Colombian workers but dramatically improved migrants’ socioeconomic conditions
As half a million Venezuelan refugees seek amnesty in Colombia, locals exercise their voice through voting
Providing migrants working rights and social benefits has minimal impacts on local labour markets
A large influx of Syrian refugees in Turkey induced substantial increments in Turkish firm production and entry, with variation in effects across...
Sharp reductions in violent crime in Colombia led to substantial increments in firm production, firm creation, and higher real income for local...