Marcelo Bergolo is Assistant Professor of Economics at the Instituto de Economia (IECON), Department of Economics, Universidad de La República, Uruguay. He has obtained his PhD in Economics in October 2014 from Universidad de La Plata, Argentina. Prior to starting his PhD, he worked at Center for Distributive, Labor and Social Studies (CEDLAS) where he is currently Research Fellow. He is also Research Affiliate/Associated (NIVEL 1) at the National Agency for Research and Innovation (ANII) - Uruguay, and Consulting Researcher at the Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP).

His research interests are in Public Economics, Labor Economics, and Development Economics. His work focuses on tax and transfer policies in developing countries from an empirical perspective.

Marcelo joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in May 2016.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 10342

The objective of this study is to assess how the duration of the unemployment spell of Macedonia youth affects later employment (the employment 'scarring' effect) and wage outcomes (the wage 'scarring' effect). To that end, we first devise a model in which the unemployment spell is determined by individual and...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10310

This paper investigates the behavioral responses of coupled men and women to a cash transfer program in Uruguay – Asignaciones Familiares-Plan de Equidad (AFAM-PE) –, by analyzing its effect on labor market responses, marital dissolution, and the decision-making process regarding the use of money. The identification strategy exploits both the...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10197

The disincentive effects of social assistance programs on registered employment are a first order policy concern in developing countries. Means tests determine eligibility with respect to some income threshold, and governments can only verify earnings from registered employment. The loss of benefit at some level of formal earnings is an...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8198
published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2014, 117, 211-228

This article studies how social insurance programs shape individual's incentives to take up registered employment and to report earnings to the tax authorities. The analysis is based on a social insurance reform in Uruguay that extended healthcare coverage to the dependent children of registered private-sector workers. The identification strategy relies...