Dr Diego Wachs

Dr Diego Wachs

Research Officer

Care Policy and Evaluation Centre (CPEC)

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Languages
English, Spanish
Key Expertise
Economics of Population Ageing, Health, Fiscal Affairs, Productivity

About me

Diego Wachs is a research officer within CPEC and an associate academic of the LSE Latin America and Caribbean Centre. His core research uses quantitative methods to assess the micro- and macroeconomic effects of population ageing on dependency, productivity, and fiscal sustainability. Diego is also interested in the intersection between social protection and macro-fiscal populism.

Before joining LSE, Diego gained experience in the application of econometrics across a variety of micro- and macro-policy areas at the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the International Monetary Fund. Amongst other projects, he prepared a meta-analysis of aged-long term care demand and supply in Greece. Diego developed a model to quantify the effects of population ageing on the fiscal sustainability, adequacy, and fairness of public pension and healthcare systems, and he also participated on related IMF technical-assistance assignments for government officials.

Diego holds PhD in Economics from Complutense University of Madrid with an international mention (University of Cambridge) and a Master’s in Applied Economics from Torcuato Di Tella University, Buenos Aires.

Expertise Details

Economics of Population Ageing; Health; Fiscal Affairs; Productivity