Esperanza Vera-Toscano

Researcher at the Unit of Econometric and Applied Statistics (DG JRC) at European Commission Vera-Toscano has worked as a Researcher at the Econometrics and Applied Statistics Unit of the European Commission (DG JRC) since 2012. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Aberdeen (UK), and a Master Degree from the University College Dublin in Ireland and has been Visiting Professor at the Department of Economics from the University of Alicante (Spain) and pre and post- doctoral researcher at Statistics Canada and the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California Davis (USA). Currently on a special leave as Senior Scientist from the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC, Spain), her main fields of research are labour economics and social economics. She is interested in investigating individuals’ labour market behaviour, as well as poverty, social exclusion and individuals’ wellbeing, paying particular attention the variables gender and region, and lately, education and skills. Within econometrics, she has a wide experience using panel and cross-section data to investigate the determinants of individual’s behaviour from a multidisciplinary perspective.