Jose Victor Gallegos

Research Officer

Jose has left IDS.

Jose Gallegos concluded his PhD in June 2012  in Economics at the Maxwell School of Public Affairs – Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY). His research interests and professional experience are in the fields of Impact Evaluation, Labour Economics, Gender Economics, and Nutrition.

In his job market paper he relirf on unconfoundedness assumptions and principal stratification to evaluate the role of domestic violence as a causal mechanism between women’s exposure to civil conflict violence during childhood and adolescence and women’s labour force participation decisions during adulthood.

He has accumulated significant experience in applied microeconometrics researchmethods using household surveys and experimental data from Peru, Chile and Nigeria. In addition to his work experience at a research institute, he has provided assistance on quantitative issues to research consulting firms, universities and NGOs.

 Before starting graduate studies he worked as a consultant for the Peruvian Government at the Office of Statistics of the Ministry of Education, and the National Institute of Statistics. In line with this, he also holds an MA in Public Administration from Syracuse University.



Using Mobile Phones for Nutrition Surveillance: A Review of Evidence

Evidence Report 1

Nutrition surveillance – or the systematic and periodic collection of information on nutrition – is vital to the capacity of governments and other agencies to track their progress towards reducing undernutrition, to promoting the accountability of their actions and to improving their ability...

9 May 2013


The Effects of the Chilean Divorce Law on Women’s First Birth Decisions

In this investigation I evaluate the impact of the introduction of divorce in Chile in 2004 on women’s decision about when to have a first child.

1 June 2012


The Effect of Civil Conflicts on Women’s Labour Force Participation: A Causal Mechanism Approach

This essay investigates how civil conflict affects women's labor force participation and provides evidence that part of this effect is through the mechanism of domestic violence exposure.

1 June 2012


The Effect of Civil Conflicts on Domestic Violence

Civil conflicts will not only increase the incidence of domestic violence among women who are directly exposed to them while growing up, but also among their offspring. Understanding this mechanism is crucial for designing and implementing policies that aim at reducing the level of violence in a...

3 August 2011