Jorge Alvarez

Last Updated: August 20, 2021

Jorge Alvarez

Jorge Alvarez is an economist in the Western Hemisphere Department. Prior to his current position, he worked in the Development Macroeconomics division of the Research Department. His research focuses on labor markets, capital and labor misallocation, structural transformation, and gaps in productivity and wages across sectors and firms.

Personal WebPage: https://sites.google.com/site/jalvarezecon/

Fluent In: French, Portuguese, Spanish.

Education:

Ph.D. in Economics, Princeton University, May 2016

B.A. in Economics, Harvard University, May 2010

IMF Books and Working Papers:

Informality and Aggregate Productivity: The Case of Mexico , Working Paper No. 19/257 , November 27, 2019

Crop Selection and International Differences in Aggregate Agricultural Productivity , Working Paper No. 19/179 , August 16, 2019

Internal Trade in Canada: Case for Liberalization , Working Paper No. 19/158 , July 22, 2019

Economic Gains From Gender Inclusion : New Mechanisms, New Evidence , Staff Discussion Notes No. 18/06 , October 08, 2018

Structural Transformation and the Agricultural Wage Gap , Working Paper No. 17/289 , December 22, 2017

Firms and the Decline in Earnings Inequality in Brazil , Working Paper No. 17/278 , December 14, 2017

Made in Mexico: Energy Reform and Manufacturing Growth , Working Paper No. 15/45 , February 27, 2015

IMF Country Reports

Colombia 2021 Article IV Staff Report

Colombia 2021 Review Under the Flexible Credit Line Arrangement

Colombia 2020 Request for Augmentation of Access Under the Flexible Credit Line Arrangement

Colombia 2020 Request for an Arrangement Under the Flexible Credit Line

Colombia 2020 Article IV Staff Report

Mexico 2019 Article IV Staff Report

Mexico 2018 Review Under the Flexible Credit Line Arrangement

Canada 2019 Article IV Staff Report

Mexico 2018 Article IV Staff Report

Canada 2018 Article IV Staff Report

Selected Issue

Labor Market Impact from COVID-19 and the Ongoing Recovery, 2021 Colombia Selected Issues Paper

Potential Output: Reassessment and Pandemic Impact, 2021 Colombia Selected Issues Paper

Venezuelan Migration and The Labor Market, Colombia 2020 Selected Issues Paper

Internal Trade in Canada: Case for Liberalization, 2019 Canada Selected Issues Paper, Ch. 3.

Formality and Equity: Labor Market Challenges in Mexico, 2018 Mexico Special Issues Paper, Ch. 1

A Closer Look at Productivity in Canada, 2018 Selected Issues Paper, Ch. 3.

Made in Mexico: The Energy Reform and Manufacturing Output, 2014 Mexico Selected Issues Paper, Ch. 2.

Other Published Materials

Made in Mexico: Energy Reform and Manufacturing Output, 2016, in Power Play: Energy and Manufacturing in North America. Edited by Roberto Cardarelli and Lusinyan, Lusine. International Monetary Fund, Washington D.C. 2016

Jorge Alvarez

Jorge Alvarez is an economist in the Western Hemisphere Department. Prior to his current position, he worked in the Development Macroeconomics division of the Research Department. His research focuses on labor markets, capital and labor misallocation, structural transformation, and gaps in productivity and wages across sectors and firms.

Personal WebPage: https://sites.google.com/site/jalvarezecon/

Fluent In: French, Portuguese, Spanish.

Education:

Ph.D. in Economics, Princeton University, May 2016

B.A. in Economics, Harvard University, May 2010

IMF Books and Working Papers:

Informality and Aggregate Productivity: The Case of Mexico , Working Paper No. 19/257 , November 27, 2019

Crop Selection and International Differences in Aggregate Agricultural Productivity , Working Paper No. 19/179 , August 16, 2019

Internal Trade in Canada: Case for Liberalization , Working Paper No. 19/158 , July 22, 2019

Economic Gains From Gender Inclusion : New Mechanisms, New Evidence , Staff Discussion Notes No. 18/06 , October 08, 2018

Structural Transformation and the Agricultural Wage Gap , Working Paper No. 17/289 , December 22, 2017

Firms and the Decline in Earnings Inequality in Brazil , Working Paper No. 17/278 , December 14, 2017

Made in Mexico: Energy Reform and Manufacturing Growth , Working Paper No. 15/45 , February 27, 2015

IMF Country Reports

Colombia 2021 Article IV Staff Report

Colombia 2021 Review Under the Flexible Credit Line Arrangement

Colombia 2020 Request for Augmentation of Access Under the Flexible Credit Line Arrangement

Colombia 2020 Request for an Arrangement Under the Flexible Credit Line

Colombia 2020 Article IV Staff Report

Mexico 2019 Article IV Staff Report

Mexico 2018 Review Under the Flexible Credit Line Arrangement

Canada 2019 Article IV Staff Report

Mexico 2018 Article IV Staff Report

Canada 2018 Article IV Staff Report

Selected Issue

Labor Market Impact from COVID-19 and the Ongoing Recovery, 2021 Colombia Selected Issues Paper

Potential Output: Reassessment and Pandemic Impact, 2021 Colombia Selected Issues Paper

Venezuelan Migration and The Labor Market, Colombia 2020 Selected Issues Paper

Internal Trade in Canada: Case for Liberalization, 2019 Canada Selected Issues Paper, Ch. 3.

Formality and Equity: Labor Market Challenges in Mexico, 2018 Mexico Special Issues Paper, Ch. 1

A Closer Look at Productivity in Canada, 2018 Selected Issues Paper, Ch. 3.

Made in Mexico: The Energy Reform and Manufacturing Output, 2014 Mexico Selected Issues Paper, Ch. 2.

Other Published Materials

Made in Mexico: Energy Reform and Manufacturing Output, 2016, in Power Play: Energy and Manufacturing in North America. Edited by Roberto Cardarelli and Lusinyan, Lusine. International Monetary Fund, Washington D.C. 2016

Publications in Journals (Refereed)

“The Agricultural Wage Gap: Evidence from Brazilian Micro-data.” American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 2020, 12(1): 153-73

“Firms and the Decline in Earnings Inequality in Brazil” with Felipe Benguria, Christian Moser and Niklas Engbom. American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 2018, 10(1): 149-89

"Made in Mexico: Energy reform and manufacturing growth," with Fabian Valencia. Energy Economics 55 (2016): 253-265.