Julia  Ruiz Pozuelo

Julia Ruiz Pozuelo Researchers

Research Assistant (BSG)

Julia Ruiz Pozuelo is a Research Assistant at the Blavatnik School of Government and the Centre for Studies of African Economies.

Julia studied Economics at Carlos III University of Madrid and at UC Berkeley and she holds an MSc in Economics for Development from the University of Oxford. Prior to Oxford, she worked as a Research Analyst in the Global Economy and Development program at The Brookings Institution.

Julia’s research interests lie at the intersection of social psychology and economics, including topics on wellbeing metrics, happiness, aspirations, and subjective poverty.

At the Blavatnik School, Julia supports a team of psychiatrists and development economists to explore whether psychological therapies can be applied in LMICs to impact key life outcomes.

Graham, Carol and Julia Ruiz Pozuelo (2016), “Happiness, Stress and Age: How the “U Curve” Varies Across People and Places” Journal of Population Economics, DOI 10.1007/s00148-016-0611-2

Ruiz Pozuelo, Julia, Amy Slipowitz, and Guillermo Vuletin (2016), “Democracy does not cause growth: The importance of endogeneity arguments”, IDB working paper series, IDB-WP-694.

García da Rosa, Santiago, César Guadalupe, and Julia Ruiz Pozuelo (2015), “The Latin America learning barometer: Moving forward in access, lagging behind in learning”, Working Paper 93, Global Economy and Development, The Brookings Institution.