Javier E. Baez
Research Fellow

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Baez Javier E. Baez is a Senior Economist in the Poverty Global Practice at the World Bank for the Africa Region. Javier received his Ph.D. in Economics at the Maxwell School of Public Affairs of Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY) and holds a Masters degree in Public Administration and Development Economics from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Javier also holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Economics from Universidad de los Andes (Bogota, Colombia).

His areas of interest are development economics, labor economics, applied program evaluation, applied microeconomics and public economics. In particular, his research investigates the effects of shocks, either natural (hurricanes, floods earthquakes) or man-made (civil conflicts), on children's contemporaneous outcomes such as infant mortality, nutrition, morbidity and child labor as well as their long-term impacts on human capital and labor market outcomes. Other work explores the long-term effects of safety net programs and the interactions between anti-poverty policy and political participation. He has published his research in the Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Development Studies and the World Bank Research Observer, as well as in books and edited volumes.

He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in November 2007 and became a Research Fellow in April 2010.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
8792  Javier E. Baez
Leonardo Lucchetti
Maria Eugenia Genoni
Mateo Salazar
Gone with the Storm: Rainfall Shocks and Household Well-Being in Guatemala
(forthcoming in: Journal of Development Studies, 2016)
6872  Javier E. Baez
Dorothy Kronick
Andrew D. Mason
Rural Households in a Changing Climate
(published in: World Bank Research Observer, 2013, 28 (2) )
6870  Javier E. Baez
Adriana Camacho
Emily Conover
Román Andrés Zárate
Conditional Cash Transfers, Political Participation, and Voting Behavior
5751  Javier E. Baez
Adriana Camacho
Assessing the Long-term Effects of Conditional Cash Transfers on Human Capital: Evidence from Colombia
5703  Andaleeb Alam
Javier E. Baez
Ximena Del Carpio
Does Cash for School Influence Young Women's Behavior in the Longer Term? Evidence from Pakistan
5164  Javier E. Baez
Alejandro de la Fuente
Indhira Santos
Do Natural Disasters Affect Human Capital? An Assessment Based on Existing Empirical Evidence
3472  Javier E. Baez
Does More Mean Better? Sibling Sex Composition and the Link between Family Size and Children’s Quality
3468  Javier E. Baez
Civil Wars beyond their Borders: The Human Capital and Health Consequences of Hosting Refugees
(published in: Journal of Development Economics, 2011, 2011, 96 (2), 391 - 408)