Verónica Escudero

Senior Economist and Chief Labour Market Trends and Policy Evaluation Unit, Research Department at International Labour Organization

Verónica Escudero joined the Research Department of the International Labour Organization in 2008 and today she is Senior Economist and Chief of the Labour Market Trends and Policy Evaluation Unit. Verónica specializes on the analysis and evaluation of labor market and social policies. She studies the effectiveness of these policies on job quality and social conditions, with views to understanding what policies work and under what circumstances and contributing to national policy formulation. Some of the questions driving her latest research include: What design and delivery characteristics drive effective labor market measures? Does leveraging complementarities between policies foster their beneficial effect? More recently she started studying the role of skills in driving better labour market transitions in emerging and developing countries. She has nearly 15 years of professional-related experience undertaking policy-oriented research on labor market and social issues and providing policy advice. Her work has covered a wide geographical range, but her latest applied micro-econometric work has an emerging and developing country focus. Veronica holds a PhD in Economics from Paris School of Economics and EHESS-École de Hautes Études et Sciences Sociales, a MSc. in International Economics from the University Pierre-Mendès France and a MSc. in Economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador. For more information visit: