Country of Affiliation:
United States of America
Samuel is a Senior Economist in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Sector at the World Bank. His main areas of interest include labor economics, distributional analysis, and welfare impacts of public policy. He has participated in World Bank studies on labor markets, poverty, equality of opportunities and distributive impact of tax policy for several Latin American countries. He is a team member of the 2013 World Development Report on Jobs. He has published articles in refereed journals on income mobility, program evaluation and labor market issues. Prior to joining the Bank, Sam was an Associate Professor in Universidad de las Americas in Puebla, Mexico and Associate Professor at IESA in Caracas, Venezuela. In 2007 he was part of a multidisciplinary team under the coordination of the Mexican Institute for Public Health preparing the evaluation of the “Oportunidades” social development program. Between 2004 and 2006, he was a member of the Scientific Referee Committee of the Fondo Sectorial de Investigación para el Desarrollo Social of the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) in Mexico. Sam has a PhD in Labor Economics from Cornell University.