Diego Ubfal is an Economist in the World Bank's Africa Region Gender Innovation Lab (AGIL). His research interests include entrepreneurship with focus on business training, soft-skills development, networks and innovation; human capital formation and the transition from school to work; financial access, and attitudes towards minorities. Diego was Assistant Professor at Bocconi University, and he has been research affiliate at JPAL, IPA, EUDN, LEAP and IGIER. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Buenos Aires, a Master degree from the University of San Andrés, and a PhD from UCLA. He was a Fulbright scholar and he taught courses on Impact Evaluation and Development Economics at Bocconi and Columbia University.
He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in February 2012 and became a Research Fellow in July 2017.