Economics Ph.D. candidate at Emory University and research assistant in the Americas Center at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. My research agenda covers savings, social security systems and labor markets. My current work is on Latin American economies.
PhD in Economics, 2022 (expected)
MsC in Economics, 2020
BSc in Economics, 2013
Universidad del Pacifico
I examine the impact of pension systems in economies with large informal labor markets using Peru as a case study. In these economies, mandatory participation in contributory pension systems can only be enforced on formal-sector workers. As a result, the design of the pension system can have an important impact on workers’ decisions to work in the formal sector. To understand the effects of the pension system design on workers's decisions, I develop a heterogeneous agent life-cycle, overlapping generations (OLG) model where informality arises endogenously as workers choose their optimal working sector each period.