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Suzanne Duryea

Principal Research Economist, Social Sector, Inter-American Development Bank.

Off-Campus Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Ph.D., University of Michigan

Dr. Duryea specializes in research on economics of education and labor markets in Latin America. She has studied the effects of economic fluctuations on children's school attendance and labor supply in Brazil; investigated the mechanisms through which parents' schooling affects fertility and investments in children; and, more recently, conducted an impact evaluation of a conditional transfer program in Costa Rica.

Recent Publications


Duryea, Suzanne, Jacqueline Mazza, and Ferdinando Regalia. 2009. Social and Labor Market Policies for Tumultuous Times: Confronting the Global Crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean. Washington, D.C.: Inter-American Development Bank. Abstract.

Journal Articles

La Ferrara, Eliana, Alberto Chong, and Suzanne Duryea. 2012. "Soap Operas and Fertility: Evidence from Brazil." American Economic Journal-Applied Economics, 4(4): 1-31. DOI. Abstract.

Duryea, Suzanne, and Melisa Morales. 2011. "Effects of the Global Financial Crisis on Children’s School and Employment Outcomes in El Salvador." Development and Policy Review, 29(5): 527-546. DOI. Abstract.

Valenzuela, Juan Pablo, and Suzanne Duryea. 2011. "Examinando la prominente posición de Chile a nivel mundial en cuanto a desigualdad de ingresos: comparaciones regionales (Examining the prominent position of Chile in the world in terms of income inequality: regional comparisons)." Estudios de Economica, 38(1): 259-293. Abstract.

Cuesta, Jose, Suzanne Duryea, Fidel Jaramillo, and Marcos Robels. 2010. "Distributive Impacts of the Food Price Crisis in the Andean Region." Journal of International Development, 22(7): 846-865. DOI. Abstract.

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