Gustavo Javier Canavire-Bacarreza is Director in the Center for Research on Economics and Finance at Universidad EAFIT in Medellin, Colombia. Previously he was Research Associate at the International Center for Public Policy in the Department of Economics at Georgia State University. He received a PhD in Economics and a MA in Economics from Georgia State University and got an advanced studies degree from Kiel University in Germany. Prior to this he got the degree of Licenciatura from Universidad Catolica Boliviana.

His main research interests are labor markets and development, microeconometrics, public finance, poverty, growth and trade.

He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in August 2008 and became a Research Fellow in January 2013.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 9210
María Aristizábal-Ramírez, Gustavo J Canavire Bacarreza, Michael Jetter

This paper analyzes the individual-level determinants of wage inequality for Bolivia, Colombia, and Ecuador from 2001 to 2010. Using a rich annual data set from surveys in all three countries, we analyze wages both using conventional wage regressions and decompositions of standard Gini indices. Although popular opinion and standard Gini...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6341
revised version published in: World Development, 2013, 41, 265–285

Protected areas represent a powerful policy tool for the preservation of ecosystems and their services. The rapid proliferation of protected areas in Bolivia over the past several decades has prompted interest in understanding their impacts on surrounding populations. Recent studies from other developing countries show that protected areas have had...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5273

This study investigates the heterogeneous effects of domestic violence over labor markets in an ethnically fragmented country such as Bolivia. Among developing countries, Bolivia “excels” in having one of the highest levels of domestic violence in the region. Anecdotal evidence and empirical evidence suggest that response to domestic violence is...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3796
published in: Well-Being and Social Policy, 2009, 5 (1), 1-18

One of the central concerns in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has been the reduction of poverty and inequality so prevalent in the continent. Using large world samples, the literature has found that financial development increases economic growth, increases the income of the poor, and reduces inequality. This paper...