Marco Manacorda
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Marco Manacorda is a Professor of Economics at Queen Mary University of London. He is also a Research Associate at CEP, at the London School of Economics, a Research Fellow of CEPR (Labor Economics and Public Policy groups), IZA and CESIFO and a Research Affiliate of the Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti (Milan).

Marco has an interest and expertise in the Economic Analysis of Public Policies, with a particualr focus on low and middle income countries.

He has been a recipient of the Nuffield Foundation New Development Fellowship in the Social Sciences and has been, among other things, a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley, a Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and a Visiting Associate Professor and a Visiting Scholar at Princeton University.

His research has so far analyzed topics as varied as International Migration, Family Arrangements and Fertility, Social Protection, Voting, Unemployment, Skills Mismatch, Labor Market Informality, Wage Inequality, Wage Institutions, Schooling, Child Labor and Early Child Development, Violence and Corruption. He has written and researched on Latin America, Europe, the USA, and Africa. His work appears - among other outlets - in the American Economic Review, The American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, The Review of Economics and Statistics, The Journal of Labor Economics, The Journal of Public Economics, The Journal of the European Economic Association, The Journal of Human Resources and The Industrial and Labor Relations Review.

With colleagues at UC Berkeley and Universidad de la Republica in Montevideo he has advised the Uruguayan government on the design and evaluation of El Plan de Atencion Nacional a la Emergencia Social, the country's largest emergency poverty relief program. At present he is involved in the randomized evaluation of a number of Labor and Social policies in Latin America, including the Plan de Apoyo al Empleo in Bolivia, the Programa Granjas Penitenciarias in El Salvador and Uruguay Trabaja. He collaborates regularly with the Inter-American Development Bank and the the World Bank and he has been Lead Research advisor for UCW, the inter-agency (ILO-UNICEF-World Bank) project on Child Labor. Marco is also currently a member of the OECD Scientific Committee for the Review of Labour Migration Policy in the EU.

His research has been featured in The Guardian, The Independent, TIME Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Corriere della Sera and La Repubblica. He is also an occasional TV and Radio commentator, having appeared, among others, on Al Jazeera, CNN, BBC, Voice of America and RAI.

An Italian National, Marco holds a Masters in Economics from the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. in Economics from UCL. Marco is fluent in English and Spanish, he has a working knowledge of French and Portuguese and Italian is his mother tongue.