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 and a Research Fellow of CEPR (Labor Economics and Public Policy groups) and IZA. His interest and expertise are in the Economic Analysis of Public Policies, with a particular focus on low and middle income countries.

Marco has been a recipient of the Nuffield Foundation New Development Fellowship in the Social Sciences and, 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. 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. 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 and a member of the OECD Scientific Committee for the Review of Labour Migration Policy in the EU.

His research has so far analyzed topics as varied as International Migration, Family Arrangements and Fertility, Child Labor, Schooling and Early Child Development, Social Protection, Unemployment and Skills Mismatch, Labor Market Informality and Wage Inequality, Violence and Corruption, Voting and Political participation. 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 American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, The Journal of the European Economic Association, The Review of Economics and Statistics, The Journal of Labor Economics, The Journal of Public Economics and The Journal of Development Economics.

His current research focuses on the labor supply incentives to informality in middle income countries and on career progression and productivity in the public sector. Alongside, he is also working on the occupational choices of the LGBT population in the UK. Under the aegis of the IADB, he is currently involved in the evaluation of the Plan de Apoyo al Empleo in Bolivia and the Programa Granjas Penitenciarias in El Salvador.

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 (1994) and a Ph.D. in Economics from UCL (2000). Marco is fluent in English and Spanish, he has a working knowledge of French and Portuguese and Italian is his mother tongue.