Diego Ubfal is an Economist in the World Bank's Africa Region Gender Innovation Lab (AGIL). His research interests include entrepreneurship with focus on business training, soft-skills development, networks and innovation; human capital formation and the transition from school to work; financial access, and attitudes towards minorities. Diego was Assistant Professor at Bocconi University, and he has been research affiliate at JPAL, IPA, EUDN, LEAP and IGIER. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Buenos Aires, a Master degree from the University of San Andrés, and a PhD from UCLA. He was a Fulbright scholar and he taught courses on Impact Evaluation and Development Economics at Bocconi and Columbia University.

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


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13929
revised version published as 'The Effects of Working While in School: Evidence from Employment Lotteries in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2023, 14 (1), 383 - 410
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. 12325
Diego Ubfal, Irani Arraiz, Diether Beuermann, Michael Frese, Alessandro Maffioli, Daniel Verch
published in: World Development, 2022, 152, 105787
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6774
published in: Journal of Development Economics, 2016, 118: 150-170.