She is an economist and Master in Economics from the Universidad Católica de Chile and PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT. Academic from the School of Government of the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, director of its Labor Policy Center and of its Master’s program in Economics. In addition, she chairs the board of the Fundación Superación Pobreza.
Her research focuses on the interaction between economics and psychology, in the economics of education and labor economics. She is currently a professor at the School of Government of the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. Until 2008 she was an assistant professor at the Universidad de Chile.
She has been president of the Unemployment Insurance Users Commission, member of the Presidential Advisory Council for Pension Reform, the Presidential Advisory Council on Labor and Social Equity, the Family Ethical Income advisory panel and the Presidential Advisory Council Against Conflicts of Interest, Traffic of Influences and Corruption.
She was also a member of the Fondecyt Economic and Administrative Sciences Study Group and a visiting researcher at the World Bank. She is currently the elected director of the Latin American Association of Economists, LACEA, and the Labour Policy Centre of the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. Has an extensive list of articles published in specialized journals, book chapters and policy documents.