Juan Pablo (JP) Chauvin
Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Juan Pablo (JP) Chauvin is a PhD candidate in Public Policy. His research focuses on Development EcoNomics, Urban EcoNomics and Labor EcoNomics, with an emphasis on the role of gender, human capital and productive structures in the development of cities and regions; particularly in low and middle-income countries. His current work explores how male and female labor markets react differently to local labor demand shocks in the context of Brazil. Increases in labor demand for males tend to generate larger employment and wages effects than increases in labor demand for women. A key factor behind these patterns appears to be that households are more likely to migrate in response to job opportunities for men than in response to job opportunities for women. As a result, increasing demand for male workers - compared to demand for female workers - tends to lead to larger immigration, larger increases in local prices due to growing housing demand, and larger populations of Non-employed females. In the past he has been a Consultant with the German Technical Cooperation Agency (GIZ), the World Bank, the OECD and the private sector; advising local, provincial and national governments on ecoNomic development and diversification policies in South America, Asia, the MENA region and South East Europe. He has been an Instructor and Teaching Fellow in MicroecoNomics, EcoNomic Development, and Statistics at the Harvard Kennedy School, and has held teaching positions at Ecuadorian universities.