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Hugo Jales

Assistant Professor, Economics

Biography

Hugo Jales is an Assistant Professor of Economics and a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Policy Research. Before beginning his Ph.D., Hugo studied economics in Brazil at Fundacao Getulio Vargas and Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. His main research interests are labor economics and applied econometrics. He is currently investigating the relationship between the minimum wage and unemployment, wage inequality, labor tax revenues, and the size of the informal sector. Hugo received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of British Colombia's Vancouver School of Economics in 2015.

Select Publications

"Identification and Estimation Using a Density Discontinuity Approach." Jales, Hugo and Z. Yu, Advances in Econometrics (Forthcoming).

"Measuring Peer Effects in the Brazilian School System." Hugo Jales, S. Firpo, and C. Pinto, Applied Economics (2015).