Dr. Bruno Gasperini

Dr. Bruno Gasperini is a Research Associate in the Labor & Human Services Division at IMPAQ International. His fields of specializations are Labor Economics and Applied Econometrics and his dissertation focused on the intergenerational transmission of inequality emphasizing maternal disadvantage and the role of human capital at birth.


Dr. Gasperini has vast training on quantitative and advanced econometric methods for program evaluation and causal inference in experimental and quasi-experimental designs. Such methods include regression analysis, propensity score matching, panel data, differences-in-differences, instrumental variables, and regression discontinuity. He has applied these tools to different large datasets including the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 (NLSY79), the National Longitudinal Survey Adolescent Health (NLS Add Health), the Collaborative Perinatal Project (CPP), and the American Community Survey (ACS).

Dr. Gasperini has strong quantitative abilities, data management, and statistical programming skills. He is proficient in Stata, Matlab, Maple, and ArcGIS. Due to his training and broad skill set, Dr. Gasperini is involved in a diverse set of projects at IMPAQ.


Dr. Gasperini earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Brown University and also holds a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in Economics from the University of São Paulo. 

Previous Papers and Presentations

Gasperini, B. (2015, September). Local Labor Demand Shocks and the Education Gradient at Birth. Presentation at the Human Development Capability Association (HDCA), Washington, DC.

Gasperini, B. (2015, October). Local Labor Demand Shocks and the Education Gradient at Birth. Presentation at the International Atlantic Economic Society (IAES), Boston, MA.

Gasperini, B. (2015, November). Intergenerational Transmission of Inequality at Birth: A View within the Family. Presentation at the Southern Economic Association (SEA), New Orleans, LA.

IMPAQ Papers and Presentations

Gasperini, B., Corea, C., Nanda, N. & Middleton, A. (2017, November). Self-Employment Training Programs in the Aftermath of the Great Recession: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Florida. Presentation at the Southern Economic Association, Tampa, FL.

Gasperini, B. (2017, November). Evaluating the Influence of Livelihood Services of Child and Forced Labor: A Mixed Methods, Multi-Site Approach. Presentation at the American Evaluation Association Conference, Washington, DC.

Nanda, N., Corea, C. & Gasperini, B. (2018, January). Startups for Unemployment? A Randomized Control Trial Study in Florida. Presentation at the Allied Social Science Association (ASSA) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Gasperini, B. (2016, November). Local Labor Demand Shocks and the Education Gradient at Birth. Presentation at the Southern Economic Association (SEA), Washington, DC.