Labour and Income

The asymmetric globalization of production and the integration of technology have streamlined processes, maximized profits, and brought about changes in employability. At the same time, they have led to inequalities and situations of precariousness in the labour market.

Today, Argentina sees a growing fragmentation of the labour market and income determination mechanisms, coupled with a weakening of labour institutions. Sustainable development of economies and equitable income distribution requires a policy combining macroeconomic stability, product growth, welfare policies, and a robust and inclusive labour regulatory framework.

What does this mean? It means designing changes in the labour market to protect and enhance citizens’ rights, considering the working population in both the formal and informal sectors, as well as the needs of an economy that has not seen sustained growth for the past 10 years.

We work to promote inclusive growth by analyzing potential income-determination methods and labour policies. How? We do this by producing data, analyses, and public policy proposals in the field of income determination processes and institutional regulations in the labour market.

Regulatory innovation should focus on workers, leveraging new technologies, and strengthening social protection standards.


Principal Investigator

Sebastian Etchemendy holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Buenos Aires. He received his PhD from the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the Torcuato Di Tella University.
Juan Manuel Ottaviano is a Labour lawyer (UBA), trade union Advisor specializing in labour and social security law and labour relations consultant.
Federico Pastrana holds a BA in Economics (UBA), is a professor of macroeconomics and an economic advisor on macrofinancial and labour issues. He is an adjunct professor of Money, Credit and Banks (UNDAV) and of Macrofinance Topics (UNSAM).
Joan Manuel Vezzato is a political scientist (UBA) and is studying for an MA in Economic Sociology (IDAES/UNSAM). He is also a lecturer in International Trade at the National University of La Matanza.