I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at Universidad Privada Boliviana (UPB) and a Senior Researcher at Centro de Generación de Información y Estadística (CEGIE-UPB), La Paz, Bolivia. My fields of interest are labor economics, urban economics, economics of networks, and gender studies.
Paola is a Bolivian economist, currently an Assistant Professor of Economics at Universidad Privada Boliviana (UPB) and Senior Researcher at Centro de Generación de Información y Estadística (CEGIE-UPB), La Paz, Bolivia.
Her research focuses on the interaction between labor economics and urban economics. How job search behavior is affected by commuting costs and may have an impact on labor market outcomes, i.e., (un)employment rates and wages. She is also interested on the particularity of the female labor market and economics of networks when contacts are used to search for employment.
Paola received her Masters and Ph.D. in Economics from Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium, 2015) under the supervision of Prof. Bruno Van der Linden and Prof. Yves Zenou. She held a Postdoctoral Researcher position at the University of Chile and the Millennium Institute: Market Imperfections and Public Policy (FONDECYT grant).
Her non-academic work experience includes positions as research economist in the public and private sectors in La Paz, Bolivia and as senior economist at the Swedish Competition Authority in Stockholm, Sweden.