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Carola Pessino

Former Visiting Fellow
Expertise: 

Socual policy, poverty and inequality, and the relationships among fiscal policy, education, and labor markets, with particular emphasis on Latin America.

Education: 

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1989; M.A., Universidad del CEMA, 1983, B.A., Universidad de Buenos Aires, 1981

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Carola Pessino was a visiting fellow at the Center for Global Development and researcher and visiting professor at Universidad del CEMA in Buenos Aires. Previously, she was full professor and executive director of Centro de Investigaciones y Evaluación en Economía Social para el Alivio de la Pobreza (CESyP) at the Universidad Torcuato di Tella in Buenos Aires. Pessino was also professor and head of the economics department at Universidad del CEMA and assistant professor at Duke University.

In the government of Argentina, she was a member of the economic advisors to the minister of the economy and secretary for fiscal equity under the chief of cabinet of ministers. She assisted in designing and implementing several projects: the reform project for Argentina’s labor laws, tax system, and pension system; and designing and implementing SINTyS, whose mission was to improve the Argentine government’s information to better serve the citizens’ social protection. Pessino has been a consultant for the World Bank, United Nations, and the Inter-American Development Bank. Her research and publications have focused on social policies, poverty and inequality, and the relationships among fiscal policy, education, and labor markets, with particular emphasis on Latin America.

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