Veronica Frisancho

Research Economist at Inter-American Development Bank

Veronica Frisancho is a Research Economist in the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Pennsylvania State University in 2012, and she holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Universidad del Pacifico in Lima, Peru. Before pursuing her doctoral studies, Veronica worked at GRADE, a prestigious think tank in Peru, for almost six years. She also has several years of teaching experience in Peru and in the United States. She has taught Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis and Introductory and Intermediate Microeconomics, as well as Growth and Development and Advanced International Trade Theory and Policy. Veronica’s work can best be described as applied microeconomics, and her main fields of specialisation are development and labour economics. Her research in these areas includes an emphasis on education, labour markets in developing countries, and microfinance. She is currently working on a series of articles on microfinance, savings, gender biased violence, vocational training, and on academic performance and learning. She has published in the Population Research and Policy Review, India Policy Forum, and in The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, and currently has several articles under review. Veronica is an active member of the Royal Economics Society. She has been a referee for the Journal of International Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, and The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy.