As COVID-19 struck the developing world, governments imposed mobility restrictions to reduce contagion, causing severe disruptions in labor markets. In Latin America and the Caribbean, where 57% of all workers hold informal jobs that often require them to be physically present, nearly half of the labor force was compelled to stop work in the first phases of the … [Read more...] about How the COVID Pandemic Affected Automation and Labor Markets in Peru
Miguel Benítez is a Research Fellow at the Research Department (RES) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). His research interests lie in the fields of development and labor economics, with a particular focus on automation, informality, migration, and productivity. Miguel holds an M.Sc. and a B.Sc. in Economics from Universidad Javeriana in Colombia.