Rafael Consentino de la Vega

PhD fellow

Rafael de la Vega is a third-year full-time PhD fellow at UNU-MERIT. He has a background in industrial engineering and economics, and has experience as a lecturer in undergraduate and MBA courses and as a researcher/consultant in a broad scope of industrial engineering projects at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and the State University of Rio de Janeiro (Uerj). His thesis investigates the connections between structural change and income inequality. For the first chapter, he is working on a meta-analysis on the evidence about how changes in the sectoral composition of an economy affect its level of inequality.

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