Diego Ubfal is Senior Economist in the World Bank's Gender Group, where he is part of the core team working on the World Bank Group Gender Strategy 2024-2030. He leads research on entrepreneurship and gender and coordinate the Federation of Gender Innovation Labs. He is focal point for Latin American and the Caribbean and Europe and Central Asia and provides support to use evidence from what works on fostering women empowerment to inform the uptake of effective policies.

Diego was Assistant Professor at Bocconi University. 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.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 13929
revised version published as 'The Effects of Working While in School: Evidence from Employment Lotteries in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2023, 14 (1), 383 - 410
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12848
Fernando Vega-Redondo, Paolo Pin, Diego Ubfal, Cristiana Benedetti-Fasil, Charles Brummitt, Gaia Rubera, Dirk Hovy, Tommaso Fornaciari
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12325
Diego Ubfal, Irani Arraiz, Diether Beuermann, Michael Frese, Alessandro Maffioli, Daniel Verch
published in: World Development, 2022, 152, 105787
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6774
published in: Journal of Development Economics, 2016, 118: 150-170.