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Rodolfo Stucchi

Rodolfo Stucchi is Head of Development Effectiveness for the Andean Region and the Southern Cone at IDB Invest, and Visiting Professor at the University of San Andrés (Argentina). His areas of specialization are economic development, labor economics, and public policy evaluation. In the past, he served as Head of Monitoring and Evaluation at IDB Invest, Senior Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank (in the United States, Chile, and Bolivia), consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank (both in the United States ), postdoctoral researcher at the Georg-August-Universitat-Goettingen (in Germany), and Economist at the Government of the Province of Córdoba (Argentina). Rodolfo is a Doctor in Economics from the Carlos III University of Madrid and a Bachelor of Economics from the National University of Córdoba.

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