Laura Ripani

Lead Specialist, Labor Markets and Social Security Division at Inter-american Development Bank

Laura Ripani is a lead specialist in the Labor Markets and Social Security Division of the IDB. She specializes in the area of labor markets, with a particular interest in improving labor-market opportunities for youths. She has published extensively in academic journals in the areas of labor markets, social protection, and education. Prior to joining the IDB, she worked at the World Bank on projects related to the link between poverty and labor markets in Latin America. She holds an M.A and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a B.A. and M.A. in economics from the National University of La Plata, Argentina.