Guillermo Cruces
Research Fellow

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too h Cruces 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). He is also a researcher at Argentina's National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET).

His research is focused on labor economics, distributional analysis and social protection policies in Latin America and the Caribbean. He teaches at the graduate and undergraduate level at the Economics Department of the UNLP, and he is invited professor of labor economics at the Universidad de San Andrés (UdeSA), Argentina. He is in charge of CEDLAS' labor markets program, and he is the project leader of the CEDLAS-based and IDRC-funded research program on Labour markets for inclusive growth in Latin America. He has published in journals such as the Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Population Studies, Labour 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. He has also been a visiting scholar at Harvard's David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (2013).

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 2010.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10197  Marcelo Bergolo
Guillermo Cruces
The Anatomy of Behavioral Responses to Social Assistance When Informal Employment Is High
9784  María Laura Alzúa
Guillermo Cruces
Carolina Lopez
Long Run Effects of Youth Training Programs: Experimental Evidence from Argentina
(published in: Economic Inquiry, April 2016 [early view} [journal version])
8198  Marcelo Bergolo
Guillermo Cruces
Work and Tax Evasion Incentive Effects of Social Insurance Programs: Evidence from an Employment-Based Benefit Extension
(published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2014, 117, 211-228)
6959  María Laura Alzúa
Guillermo Cruces
Laura Ripani
Welfare Programs and Labor Supply in Developing Countries: Experimental Evidence from Latin America
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2013, 26(4), 1255-1284)
6244  Leonardo Gasparini
Sebastian Galiani
Guillermo Cruces
Pablo A. Acosta
Educational Upgrading and Returns to Skills in Latin America: Evidence from a Supply-Demand Framework, 1990-2010
6096  Guillermo Cruces
Pablo Glüzmann
Luis-Felipe López-Calva
Economic Crises, Maternal and Infant Mortality, Low Birth Weight and Enrollment Rates: Evidence from Argentina's Downturns
(published in: World Development, 2012, 40 (2), 303-314 )
5699  Guillermo Cruces
Ricardo Perez Truglia
Martin Tetaz
Biased Perceptions of Income Distribution and Preferences for Redistribution: Evidence from a Survey Experiment
(published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2013, 98, 100-112 )