Francisco Perez-Arce

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Economist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School; Director, Center for Latin America Social Policy
Washington Office


Ph.D. in economics, Princeton University; M.A. in economics, Princeton University; B.A. in economics, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México


Francisco Perez-Arce is an economist at the RAND Corporation where he conducts research in labor markets, education, and development economics. His research on higher education and labor markets has been published in the Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Economic Economic Surveys and the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. He is also a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and directs the Center for Latin American Social Policy. Dr. Perez-Arce received a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University and a B.A. in economics from the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico.

Selected Publications

Darolia, Rajeev, Cory Koedel, Paco Martorell, Katie Wilson, Francisco Perez-Arce, "Do Employers Prefer Workers Who Attend For-Profit Colleges? Evidence from a Field Experiment. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 34(4):881-903, 2015

Francisco Perez-Arce, "Is A Dream Deferred a Dream Denied? College Enrollment and Time-Varying Opportunity Cost," Journal of Labor Economics, 33(1):33-61, 2015

Nataraj, Shanthi, Francisco Perez-Arce, Krishna B. Kumar, and Sinduja V. Srinivasan, "The Impact of Labor Market Regulation On Employment In Low Income Countries: A Meta-Analysis," Journal of Economic Surveys, 28:551-572, 2013

Honors & Awards

  • Silver Medal Award 2014, RAND Corporation