Diego Ubfal is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Bocconi University. His research focuses on savings, time-preferences, access to financial services and selection into entrepreneurship in emerging countries. He has designed randomised experiments in Africa and Latin America. His teaching focuses on Programme Evaluation and Development Economics.
He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in February 2012 and IGIER in September 2012. He holds his undergraduate degree from the University of Buenos Aires, a master degree from the University of San Andres in Argentina and received his Ph.D. in 2012 from the University of California at Los Angeles. He was a Fulbright Scholar at Los Angeles and has worked on Impact Evaluation at the Inter-American Development Bank in 2005-2006 and at the Central Bank of Mexico in the summer of 2009.