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Carla Canelas Tobar

Carla Canelas Tobar

Associate Professor, Program Coordinator for Economics

  • Department: Economics and Management
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Carla Canelas joined AUP as an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Fall 2017. Previously, she was a Research Fellow at the United Nations University-World Institute for Development Economics Research, which she joined after completing her PhD at the Paris School of Economics and the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

She is currently a Research Fellow (Chercheur associé) at the Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne, (CES) Université Paris 1. Her primary research interests are in development and labour economics. Her research focuses on human capital, group-based inequalities, and social protection.


Université Paris 1 Panthèon-Sorbonne
Habilitation à Diriger de Recherches (HDR) in Economics

Paris School of Economics, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Ph.D. in Economics

Paris School of Economics, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Master Research Models and Methods of Quantitative Economics (ETE-QEM)

Universidad San Francisco de Quito
B.A. in Economics and B.A. in Finance


  • Simulations of Policy Responses and Interventions to Promote Inclusive Adaptation to and Recovery from the COVID-19 Crisis in Ecuador (with Juan-David Robalino) International Journal of Microsimulation, 2022 (Open Access)
  • Informality and Pension Reforms in Bolivia: The Case of Renta Dignidad (with Miguel Niño-Zarazúa) Journal of Development Studies, 2022 (Open Access)
  • Schooling and Labour Market Impacts of Bolivia’s Bono Juancito Pinto (with Miguel Nino-Zarazua) Population and Development Review, 2019  (Open Access)
  • Are Time and Money Equally Substitutable for All Commodity Groups in theHousehold’s Domestic Production? (with François Gardes, Philip Merrigan, and Silvia Salazar). Review of Economics of the Household, 2019 (download)
  • Horizontal Inequality as an Outcome (with Rachel Gisselquist). Oxford Development Studies, 2018 (Open Access)
  • Informality and Poverty in Ecuador Small Business Economics, 2018 (Open Access)
  • Horizontal Inequality and Data Challenges (with Rachel Gisselquist) Social Indicators Research, 2018 (Open Access)
  • Human Capital, Labour Market Outcomes, and Horizontal Inequality in Guatemala (with Rachel Gisselquist) Oxford Development Studies, 2018 (Open Access)
  • Gender and Ethnic Inequalities in LAC Countries (with Silvia Salazar) IZA Journal of Labor & Development, 2014, 3:18. (Open Access)

Horizontal inequality: exploring persistence and change (with Rachel Gisselquist) Oxford Department of International Development Blog, 2018 (Access)