Josefina Posadas is a Senior Economist in the Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice of The World Bank Group. Her area of expertise is labor economics, and since joining the World Bank in 2008 she has worked on issues related to labor markets, entrepreneurship, gender equality, social assistance and poverty. She has experience providing policy advise to governments in Latin America, East Europe and East Asia. Between 2002 and 2003, Josefina worked at the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank and between 1996 and 2002, she worked at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata in Argentina where she was an associate professor for advanced microeconomics since 1999. During those years, Josefina also advised different government offices of Argentina, both at the local and at the national level, on employment and fiscal federalism matters. She holds a PhD in Economics from Boston University.