Jacqueline Mazza is Senior Adjunct Professor of International Development at SAIS Europe
Senior Adjunct Professor of Latin American Studies and Development, The Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Washington
Previously Principal Labor Markets Specialist, Labor Markets Unit, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) (1993-2014). For the past 15 years Prof. Mazza has taught U.S. foreign policy towards Latin America, development, and labor markets at SAIS Washington; she has over 30 years of research and multilateral development experience and is a recognized regional expert in the fields of employment, training, labor migration, social inclusion and labor policy. PhD, The Johns Hopkins University, SAIS. Mazza is the author of numerous books and publications in labor markets, social policy and Latin American democratic development.
- Labor Markets in Developing Economies
The aim of this course is to advance student learning on labor markets in developing countries and examine the range of policies that can be employed to improve employment outcomes and human capital development. The course will focus not only labor market policies but also on more integrated policies linked with labor markets such as social policy and economic development. Active labor market polices – job finding/intermediation services, training, and wage subsidies in particular – are being adapted in developing countries to improve employment outcomes, in some cases with better performance than in the advanced nations. Latin America has had particular success in youth training which requires, not training for training's sake, but demand-based training that leads to employment or a return to school.