Diego Ubfal is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Bocconi University in Milan. His research focuses on development economics and applied microeconomics. His areas of research are entrepreneurship(effect of business networks on innovation in Africa, the demand for entrepreneurship programs and the effect of soft skills training in Latin America and the Caribbean), financial access (improving access to bank accounts in Uganda, Malawi and Chile) and the effect of information on attitudes towards immigrants.His teaching focuses on Program Evaluation and Development Economics.

Diego earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Buenos Aires, a master degree from the University of San Andres, and a PhD from UCLA. He was a Fulbright scholar and also worked on impact evaluation of development programs at the Inter-American Development Bank.

He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in February 2012 and became a Research Fellow in July 2017.


IZA Publications

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. 6774
published in: Journal of Development Economics, 2016, 118: 150-170.