Italo Gutierrez is an economist at the RAND Corporation, a core member of the RAND Center for Causal Inference, and a faculty member of the Pardee RAND Graduate School.
Gutierrez studies the interactions between labor markets, health, aging, and retirement. He has evaluated the effects of job insecurity on health outcomes for older workers, the effects of employers’ investment in new technologies on older workers’ employment, and the effects of entering the labor market during a recession on retirement wealth. He also studied how unemployment insurance affects older workers’ job searches.
Gutierrez is also interested in policies to increase access to better-paying jobs and better working conditions. He is evaluating a job training program in New Orleans that responds to demand from local employers. He has studied formal and informal employment in developing countries and assessed what features of formal employment workers value more.
Gutierrez has also studied the effects of public policies on the well-being of families and children. He has evaluated the impact of food stamps on material hardships and the results of an initiative to ensure disadvantaged students have access to effective teaching. He is studying an anti-bullying intervention in Peru. Recently, Gutierrez has worked on projects assisting local governments with planning recovery efforts after natural disasters.
He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan.
Italo A Gutierrez, "Do unemployment benefits affect on-the-job search? Evidence from labor turnover before establishment closures," Economic Inquiry (forthcoming)
Italo A Gutierrez and Oswaldo Molina, "Reverting to informality: Unregistered property transactions and the erosion of the titling reform in Peru," Economic Development and Cultural Change (forthcoming)
Italo A Gutierrez and Pierre-Carl Michaud, "Whistle while you work: Job insecurity and older workers' mental health in the United States," Research in Labor Economics (forthcoming)
Italo A Gutierrez, Krishna B Kumar, Minhaj Mahmud, Farzana Munshi, and ShanthiNataraj, "Transitions between informal and formal employment. Results from a worker survey in Bangladesh," IZA Journal of Development and Migration, 9(3), 2019
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
Italo A. Gutierrez, "Job Insecurity, Unemployment Insurance and On-the-Job Search: Evidence from Older American Workers," Labour Economics, 41, 2016
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
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