Hugo Ñopo

Hugo Ñopo holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University (Evanston Illinois), a MsSc in Mathematical Economics from the Instituto de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and two college degrees, one in Mathematics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Lima, Perú) and another in Systems Engineering from the Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (Lima, Perú). He is currently a Senior Researcher at GRADE, where he has conducted studies for the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), UNESCO, UNDP, and the Consortium for Economic and Social Research. Hugo is also a board member at different start-ups and foundations for the social development of Peru and Latin America. He has been Lead Economist of the Education Division at the IDB and previously researcher of its research Department. Before joining the IDB he was Assistant Professor at Middlebury College, affiliated Researcher at GRADE and advisor at the Ministry of Labor and Social Promotion in Peru. Hugo actively maintains a broad research agenda based in two main topics: education and labor markets, with a special focus on gender and ethnic inequalities. His research has been published in different specialized academic journals and books ( Hugo is also a sporadic op-ed collaborator in various media outlets. Currently, he is also a Research Affiliate at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany, and Chairman of the Peruvian Economic Association.


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