Adolfo Fuentes Werlinger

Background

Adolfo holds a B.A. and M.A. in economics from Universidad de Chile and a M.Res.  in economics from University College London. In addition, he worked for two years as PreDoctoral Fellow at the Centro de Estudios Publicos (Center for Public Studies), a Chilean think tank focused on public policy. There, he wrote academic articles and public policy briefs focusing mainly on Chile's macroeconomic and labor market issues.

He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Edinburgh, where his fields of specialization are labor economics and macroeconomics. He is also a research associate at the Laboratory of Surveys and Social Analysis (LEAS) hosted by Universidad Adolfo Ibañez.

CV

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Qualifications

M.Res. in Economics - University College London.

M.A. in Economics - Universidad de Chile.

B.A. in Economics - Universidad de Chile.

Responsibilities & affiliations

Research Associate - Laboratory of Surveys and Social Analysis, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez.

Undergraduate teaching

Topics in Macroeconomics (21/22, 22/23 and 23/24)

Economics 1  (21/22)

Postgraduate teaching

Research Methods in Macroeconomics (22/23 and 23/24)

Macroeconomics 2 (22/23 and 23/24)

Numerical Bootcamp (21/22, 22/23 and 23/24)

Research summary

Adolfo's primary research interest lies between labor economics and macroeconomics. Specifically on how frictions affect the labor market and how labor outcomes, such as wages, informality, and unemployment, can be affected by changes in the minimum wage, changes in the skill composition of workers, and increases in social security contributions. 

As a secondary interest, Adolfo is interested in how people's social capital influences different aspects of life, such as labor market outcomes, health, and voting behavior, and how some environmental aspects, such as inequality, can ameliorate these relationships.

Affiliated research centres

Participant

2023

Workshop - Policy Evaluation (MIPP - Universidad de Chile)*

Workshop - Gender and labor market mismatch (LM2C2 - P. Universidad Católica de Chile)

Conference -  Chilean Public Policy Society* (x2)

Conference - Royal Economic Society for PhD Students

Conference -  World Association for Public Opinion Research

Conference -  European Survey Research Association

Workshop - Mobile Apps and Sensors in Surveys (University of Manchester)

2022

Conference - Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics

Workshop - Mobile Apps and Sensors in Surveys (Utrecht University)

2021

Workshop - Digital Worker Inquiry (University of Edinburgh)

2020

Workshop - COVID-19 Work in Progress (University of Southern California)

Seminar - Centro de Estudios Públicos

Conference -  World Association for Public Opinion Research

Conference -  Chilean Public Policy Society

2019

Conference -  Chilean Public Policy Society

Peer-reviewed Articles

2021 - “Personal income tax in Chile: Simulations with other countries’ structure” (only abstract in English) with Rodrigo Vergara. Estudios Públicos 161: 69-111.

2020 - “On social capital and health: The moderating role of income inequality in comparative perspective” with Ricardo Gonzalez and Esteban Muñoz, International Journal of Sociology 50(1): 68-85.

2019 - “The value of personal connections: Resource generator and labor market in Chile”, Estudios Públicos 156: 69-105.

2018 - “The public wage premium and its evolution in the period 1990-2017” (only abstract in English) with Rodrigo Vergara, Estudios Públicos 152: 7-45.

 

Book Chapters

2019 - “The immigrants in the labor market” (in Spanish) with Rodrigo Vergara, in Isabel Aninat and Rodrigo Vergara (Eds.) Immigration in Chile. A multidimensional view, pp. 65-99. Santiago de Chile: Fondo de Cultura Económica.

2019 - “Statistical characterization of immigration in Chile” (in Spanish) with Andrés Hernando, in Isabel Aninat and Rodrigo Vergara (Eds.) Immigration in Chile. A multidimensional view, pp. 379-407. Santiago de Chile: Fondo de Cultura Económica.

Alexis de Tocqueville Award - WAPOR (2023)

Ph.D. Scholarship - Chilean Government (2020-2024)

Ph.D. Scholarship - Fulbright Commission (2019-2020)

M.A. Scholarship - Chilean Government (2014-2015)

Academic Excellence Scholarship - M.A. in Economics, Universidad de Chile (2014-2015)

Academic Excellence Award (x4) - B.A. in Economics, Universidad de Chile (2009-2013)