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.