Rita K. Almeida

Research Fellow

World Bank

Rita Almeida received her Ph.D. in Economics at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain) in 2003 and joined the Research Department of the World Bank in September 2003. Her research interests include empirical labor economics and development. She has done research on the internationalization of labor markets and economic geography. She is currently working on the effect of training programs on wages and productivity.

She joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in May 2003 and became a Research Fellow in May 2008.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6006
published in: Review of Development Economics, 2012, 16 (4), 540–558
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5902
published in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2012, 4 (3), 64-89
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4474
published in: Asia-Pacific Development Journal, 2010, 17 (1), 63-96
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3094
substantially revised and extended version available as IZA DP No. 5902
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2907
published in: Journal of Development Studies, 2008, 44 (5), 701-727
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2902
published as 'Jump-starting Self-employment? Evidence for Welfare Participants in Argentina' in: World Development, 2010, 38 (5), 742-755
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1937
published in: Labour Economics, 2009, 16 (1), 97-106
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1759
published as 'Enforcement of labor regulation and firm size' in: Journal of Comparative Economics, 2009, 37 (1), 28-46
IZA Discussion Paper No. 785
published in: Journal of International Economics, 2007, 72 (1), 75-96