Juan Carlos Palacios

PhD fellow

Research group(s):
2. Social Protection, Inclusive Innovation and Development
8. Population, Development and Labour Economics

I am currently a Ph.D fellow at UNU-MERIT, focusing my research on the long term evaluation of social protection policies. Previously, I worked for more than two years at the National Institute of Statistics of Ecuador using administrative data to create research papers on labour and business dynamics. I have worked as an analyst on social affairs, macroeconomic topics and labor and business issues. My profile has always inclined towards research, especially empirical quantitative research.

I currently hold:

  • BA in Economics awarded by the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador in 2009
  • MA in Economics awarded by McMaster University in 2010
  • MSc in Econometrics awarded by the University of Amsterdam in 2013



Selected publications by Juan Carlos Palacios


Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Palacios, Juan Carlos, Carolina Patiño, Drichelmo Tamayo & Ana Grijalva, 2016, Factors associated to labor satisfaction in Ecuador (written in Spanish), Analitika Journal of Statistical Analysis, 13(1): 7-45, More information


External working papers
Palacios, Juan Carlos & Eduardo Cabezas, 2017, Analysis of the Ecuadorean Economy 2007-2014. (Written in Spanish). Working paper No 137, More information
Palacios, Juan Carlos, Natalia Garzón, Drichelmo Tamayo & Matías Kulfas, 2016, Evolution of the Ecuadorean Manufacturing sector. 2010-2013 (written in Spanish. Working paper Nº 2 - INEC), More information
Palacios, Juan Carlos, María Isabel García, Ana Grijalva & Roxana Maurizio, 2016, Dynamics of registered employment in Ecuador: 2006-2015 (written in Spanish. Working paper Nº 1 - INEC), More information


Research reports
Palacios, Juan Carlos, Carolina Patiño, Drichelmo Tamayo, Natalia Garzón, Carla Castillo, Elizabeth Feijoó, Carmen Granda, Erika Pesantez, David Puebla & Ana Rivadeneira, 2017, Labor and Business Outlook of Ecuador 2017 (written in Spanish), Report for the laboratory of labor and business dynamics of the National Institute of Statistics of Ecuador, More information
Palacios, Juan Carlos, Drichelmo Tamayo, Natalia Garzón, María Isabel García, Ana Grijalva & Carolina Patiño, 2016, Labor and Business Outlook of Ecuador 2016 (written in Spanish. ISBN: 978-9942-22-067-7), Report for the laboratory of labor and business dynamics of the National Institute of Statistics of Ecuador, More information
Palacios, Juan Carlos, Drichelmo Tamayo, Natalia Garzón, Carmen Granda, Sonia Herrera, Ana Rivadeneira, Diana Zambonino, Hernán Epstein, Giovanni Savio & Giovanni Stumpo, 2015, Labor and Business Outlook of Ecuador 2009-2013 (written in Spanish. ISBN: 978-9942-07-925-1), Report for the laboratory of labor and business dynamics of the National Institute of Statistics of Ecuador, More information


Theses
Palacios, Juan Carlos, 2013, The Effects of Unconditional Cash Transfers on the Home Environment in Ecuador, Impact evaluation of an unconditional cash transfer in the home environment in Ecuador to obtain the degree of MSc in Econometrics at the University of Amsterdam, More information


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