Leonardo Gasparini is founder and director of the Center for Distributive, Labor and Social Studies (CEDLAS) at Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP) in Argentina, a research institution devoted to the study of development and social issues in Latin America. Gasparini has a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Income Distribution and Labor Economics at UNLP. He is also researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council in Argentina (CONICET). Gasparini has been a visiting scholar at the University of British Columbia, the Freie University, and Université de Neuchâtel. Since 2017 Gasparini is a member of the National Academy of Economic Sciences, Argentina.