Mr Ivan Luzardo Luna

Mr Ivan Luzardo Luna

PhD Student

Department of Economic History

English, Spanish
Key Expertise
Labor Economics and Quantitative Economic History.

About me

Ivan is an economic historian whose research focuses on labour economics, economic geography and economic growth. His primary research field uses search and matching models, and other methods to understand how labour frictions affect labour markets under structural change. His dissertation analyses the underlying labour frictions behind the mass unemployment in Interwar Britain.

Ivan obtained a Master of Economics from Georgetown University (United States); he also completed an Advanced Studies Program in International Economic Policy at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (Germany), and a B.Sc. in Economics from Universidad del Norte (Colombia).

In addition to his dissertation, Ivan is working on a selection of other projects which study the effect of labour frictions on unemployment under different institutional contexts such as West Germany, Interwar Chile, and also Britain in the second half of the twentieth century.

Research interests

  • Primary fields: Labour Economics and Quantitative Economic History.
  • Secondary fields: Financial Economics, Development Economics and Latin America.

Dissertation Title

  • The Economic History of British Interwar Unemployment, 1920-1939


  • Dr Chris Minns and Professor Joan Roses

Curriculum Vitae

Expertise Details

Labor Economics and Quantitative Economic History; Financial Economics; Development Economics and Latin America.