Lecturer in Economics
Diego has several years of work experience in teaching having worked for three different universities. He has taught Introduction to Economics; Intermediate Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Introductory Economics and Finance; Introductory Mathematics; Introductory Statistics; Applied Economics and Contemporary Issues in Economics.
In addition to his teaching experience, Diego has also accumulated several years of experience in project design, management and public policy formulation. Diego worked for the Inter-American Development Bank for many years and supported the design of the Compete Caribbean program, a multi-donor USD40 million program to support private sector development in Caribbean countries. He later managed the USD10 million facility under the program that supported business climate reforms across 15 countries.
Diego’s research interests lie at the intersection of development, labour markets and industrial economics. Specifically, his research interests include:
- Labour Economics
- International Business
Diego has a long track record of undertaking short term consultancies for International Development Agencies supporting economic research, project design and project implementation in the Caribbean sub-region.
- “Product-level Estimation of Import Demand: Simulating the Effects of Tariff Harmonisation” with Winston Moore. The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development. 2012. Volume 21(5): 655-676. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638199.2010.514938
- "Innovation and Productivity among Heterogeneous Firms" Research Policy. 2018. Volume 47(10): 1918-1932. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2018.07.003
- “Price Rigidity: A Survey of Evidence from Micro-Level Data” with Roland Craigwell, Winston Moore, and Deslisle Worrell. In Price Rigidity Formation and Inflation Dynamics in the Caribbean. Centre for Money and Finance, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago. 2011. pg. 1-20. https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/40927/
- “Access to Financing and Innovation in Caribbean Firms”. In Exploring Firm Level Innovation and Productivity in Developing Countries: The Perspectives of Caribbean States. Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C. 2017. pg 29-43. http://dx.doi.org/10.18235/0000616
- “Are Routine Jobs Moving South? Changes in Occupational Composition of Employment in the U.S. and Mexico", with Matias Cortes https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CXEkXN9w_AwGUwMcCAzmZvmQ_Z-i76xL/view
- “Modelling the Illicit Drugs-For-Guns Trade: A Unified Growth and Trade Framework”, with King Yoong Lim https://www.ntu.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0032/792176/modeling-drugs-guns-trade.pdf
- “Learning Before and After the Global Crisis: Firm-level Innovation in Latin America”, with King Yoong Lim https://www.ntu.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0034/944494/NBS_2020_01_full.pdf
- “Performance in State-Owned Enterprises and Resource Wealth: Cross-Country Evidence”, with King Yoong Lim