Principal Economist, World Bank Jobs Group
Alvaro González is the Principal Economist for the Jobs Group at the World Bank. He has worked in Africa, East and Central Europe, South Asia and Latin America. Most recently, he was based in Istanbul, Turkey and led one of the largest Bank engagements with the Government of Turkey. Alvaro is a Ph.D. microeconomist specializing in competition and regulatory issues. His research is focused on identifying business environment factors that affect the performance and productivity growth of firms in developing economies. Alvaro did graduate work in economics at MIT and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He focused on industrial organization, game theory, and development economics.
- In evaluating development projects, pressing for better tools in measuring job creation
- Can new developments in machine learning and satellite imagery be used to estimate jobs?
- When it comes to measuring jobs, the need to refine traditional tools with new methods
- Partnering to measure impacts of private sector projects on job creation
- In Russia, the effects of business regulations depend on differing implementation capacity
- The Balkans: Not Enough Skills or Not Enough Work?
- The Need for “Staying Power”: Russian Firms in Times of Economic Volatility