Julián Messina (Ph.D., European University Institute, 2002) is a Beatriz Galindo distinguished senior researcher in the Department of Fundamentos del Análisis Económico at the University of Alicante (UA). Before joining UA, he worked at research areas in the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, and the European Central Bank for over 15 years, and taught at various universities. His research focuses on labor and education economics, the study of inequality, and applied microeconometrics. He is the author of several books and flagship reports for the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, as well as numerous scientific articles published in top academic journals. His research is frequently cited in the media. He is a founding member of LACIR (https://lacir.lse.ac.uk/), the Latin American and Caribbean Inequality Review. He has extensive experience advising governments in Latin America, Europe, and Asia.

He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in July 2000 and became a Research Fellow in April 2003.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10718
published in: Journal of Development Economics, 2018, 135, 555-573
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10657
published in: World Bank Economic Review, 2018, (323), 709-726.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10656
published in: World Bank Economic Review, 2022, 36 (1), 37-67
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7911
published in: Review of Income and Wealth, 2019, 65(2), 358-382
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5778
published in: American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 2014, 6 (1), 102-133
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5719
substantially revised version published in The Economic Journal, 2016, vol 126(595): 1739–1773
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5250
published in: Labour Economics, 2011, 18 (2), 240-256
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4982
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2010, 29 (6), 1089-1099
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