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Pablo Astorga

Pablo Astorga

Research Fellow

Master's in International Development Co-coordinator


An economist with considerable academic and market-oriented experience in the analysis of developing countries. He was senior economist for Oxford Economics from 2001 to 2009, having under his responsibility the assessment and forecast of the Latin American economies and the management of various consultancy projects. Prior to that he was a research fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford. His research has focused on the study of economic development in Latin America over the long run, including income inequality, economic growth and productivity. The outcome of this research has been published in Journal of Development Economics and The Economic History Review among others.

Background and education

  • (1996) D.Phil in Economics, University of Oxford
  • (1991) M.Sc. in Development Economics, University of Oxford
  • (1987) MBA, IESA, Venezuela
  • (1984) B.Sc. in Systems Engineering, Universidad de los Andes, Venezuela


Research interests

  • Economic growth
  • Economic History
  • Latin America

Selected publications

  • Astorga, Pablo.2017Real wages and skill premiums in Latin America, 1900-2011Revista de Historia Economica - Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History,35(3)Link
  • Astorga, Pablo2017.Functional inequality in Latin America: news from the twentieth centuryIn: Bértola L, Williamson JG (eds.)Has Latin American Inequality Changed Direction? Looking over the Long RunSpringer PublishingLink
  • Astorga, Pablo; Leticia Arroyo Abad.2016Latin American earnings inequality in the long run.Cliometrica,11(3)Link
  • Astorga, Pablo.2016The haves and the have-nots in Latin America in the 20th century.Revista de Economía Mundial,43:47-67Link
  • Astorga, Pablo.2012Mean reversion in long-horizon real exchange rates: evidence from latin america.Journal of International Money and Finance,31 (6):1529-1550
  • Astorga, Pablo.2012Alternation and Cooperation in a Two-Party System. Implications for Resource-Based Developing EconomiesIBEI Working Papers,2012/35Link
  • Ame Bergés Valpy FitzGerald; Astorga, Pablo.2011Productivity growth in Latin America during the twentieth century.Review of Income and Wealth,57 (2):203-223
  • Astorga, Pablo.2010A century of economic growth in Latin America.Journal of Development Economics,92:232-243
  • Ame Bergés Valpy FitzGerald; Astorga, Pablo.2005The standard of living in Latin America during the twentieth century.The Economic History Review,58 (4):765-796