Jose Galdo, Carleton University, Principal Investigator and Program Coordinator– Jose Galdo is an Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics at Carleton University, Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) and member of the Impact Evaluation Scientific Program Committee at Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP). His research background lies on the interaction between labour economics, program evaluation and development economics. He has a proven record of publications in mainstream peer reviewed journals of Economics including Labour Economics, Economics Letters, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Annals of Economics and Statistics, The American Economic Review P&P, and World Development.
Professor Galdo has extensive experience in designing, implementing and evaluating social experiments in developing countries. He was the recipient of competitive research grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Inter- American Development Bank (IADB), Canadian Labour Market and Skills Researcher Network (CLSRN) and Social Research and Development Corporation (SRDC), worth around US$200,000.
Professor Galdo has consulted for a range of national and international institutions including the International Labour Organization, Inter-American Development Bank, Human Resources and Skill Development Canada, United Nations Development Program, and the Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion of Peru. Recently, he was selected by the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ei) as an expert advisor to the Colombian Government in the evaluation of a large-scale social program.
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