Verónica Escudero joined the Research Department of the International Labour Organization as an Economist in 2008 and today she is acting Chief of the Labour Market Trends and Policy Evaluation Unit. She is an economist specialized on the analysis and evaluation of labour market and social policies. She studies the effectiveness of labour market and social protection policies on job quality and social conditions, with views to understanding what policies work and under what circumstances and contributing to national policy formulation. Some of the questions driving her latest research include: What design and delivery characteristics drive effective activation measures? Does leveraging complementarities between policies foster their beneficial effect? Over the past 10 years, her worked has covered a wide geographical range, but her latest work on impact evaluation has an emerging and developing country focus. Dr. Escudero was previously a Research Officer at the International Organization for Migration in Geneva and an Analyst at the Macroeconomic and Financial Consulting firm Multienlace in her home country Ecuador. She holds a Ph.D in Economics from Paris School of Economics and EHESS-École de Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, a MSc. in International Economics from the University Pierre-Mendès France and a MSc. in Economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador.
Acting chief of the labour market trends and policy evaluation unit.
International Labour Organization , Geneva - Autres
De Octobre 2017 à Aujourd'hui
• I'm the acting Chief of the Labour Market Trends and Policy Evaluation Unit. The Unit counts with 9-10 researchers organized in two teams: (1) The Labour Market Trends team is in charge of providing a global overview of recent trends and projections of key labour market indicators, through the estimation of the ILO Trends Econometric Model (TEM). (2) The Policy Evaluation team works to assess the effectiveness of labour market policies and institutions principally through impact evaluations, with views to providing governments with evidence-based policy advice of “what works” and under which specific circumstances in their efforts to improve labour market and social outcomes of men and women.
• In addition, I lead a research project that aims to shed light on the effectiveness of combining income support measures with active labour market policies (ALMPs) as a means to address a wide range of labour market and social challenges, using microeconometric evaluations of country specific measures.
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