Italo Gutierrez is an economist at RAND and a member of the Pardee RAND Graduate School faculty. His research is focused in the areas of labor economics, aging, retirement, health, and human capital.
Gutierrez's current work includes studying the effect of employer downsizing on health outcomes for older workers, the effects of employers’ investment in new technologies on older workers’ employment, and the effects on retirement wealth of entering the labor market during a recession. He is also studying the long-term health effects of early-life economic conditions; participating in the evaluation of an initiative aimed at improving how teachers are recruited, evaluated, supported, and retained; and involved in evaluating a training program in New Orleans aimed at moving individuals up in the job ladder.
In the past, Gutierrez has studied the effect of unemployment benefits on job search behavior among older workers and the effects of food stamps on food insecurity and material hardships in families with children.
Regarding international work, Gutierrez has studied how political violence affects domestic violence in Peru, and he has evaluated the socioeconomic impacts of an affordable housing project in India. He is currently studying the response of formal and informal employment to increases in exports demand in Bangladesh, the effects on women and children of a large-scale female sterilization program in Peru, a randomized intervention aimed at reducing bullying in public secondary schools in Peru, and a randomized intervention in Nigeria that assigns physicians to primary health clinics that only have non-physician clinicians.
H. Luke Shaefer, Italo A. Gutierrez, "The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Material Hardships among Low-Income Households with Children," Social Service Review, 87(4), 2013
Neeraj Sood, Han de Vries, Italo A. Gutierrez, Darius N. Lakdawalla and Dana P. Goldman, "The effect of regulation on pharmaceutical revenues: Experience in nineteen countries," Health Affairs, 28(1), 2009
Lakdawalla, Darius N., Dana P. Goldman, Pierre-Carl Michaud, Neeraj Sood, Robert Lempert, Ze Cong, Han de Vries, and Italo A. Gutierrez, "US pharmaceutical policy in a global marketplace," Health Affairs, 28(1), 2009
Italo A. Gutierrez, "Job Insecurity, Unemployment Insurance and On-the-Job Search: Evidence from Older American Workers," Labour Economics, 41, 2016