Juan Obach joined the Center for International Development's Growth Lab as a Research Fellow in 2016.
Prior to joining CID, Juan worked for four years in the Central Government of Chile. First in the Ministry of Social Development and second in the Ministry of Labor as part of an IADB Delivery Unit with the aim of overhauling the National System of Job Training of Chile. He also worked as a summer consultant in the Development Centre at the OECD, contributing to the publication of the 2016 Latin American Economic Outlook.
His research interests are in labor markets, income distribution and productive policies and particularly, how these topics can become stepping stones to achieve structural transformations and long-term sustainable growth in developing countries.
Juan holds a BS in Business Administration and a Master in Science of Administration from Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. He also holds a Master in Public Administration/International Development from Harvard University.
|Current Research/Projects||Areas of Expertise|
|Growth Diagnostic of Mexico States||Economic Development|
|Immigration in Panama||Labor Markets|
- "Listening to workers: The overtime versus hiring dilemma," Journal of Business Research. 2013
- "Special Economic Zones in Panama: A Critical Assessment," CID Faculty Working Paper No. 326. 2016
- "Appraising the Economic Potential of Panama: Policy Recommendations for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth," CID Faculty Working Paper No. 334. 2017
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