Wladimir Zanoni

Senior Researcher

Dr. Wladimir Zanoni, a Senior Researcher at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, employs the tools of modern economics and statistics to study factors that affect the development of human capital of disadvantaged children throughout their life cycle. He analyzes the process of intergenerational transmission of skills from parents to children. His research also seeks to answer how publicly provided programs of early care and education affect children’s long-term outcomes and their parents’ labor supply, as well as isolating the characteristics of quality teachers in early childhood programs. Zanoni currently collaborates in the design, production, and analysis of data from the National Survey of Early Care and Education (2012-2017). Zanoni’s research offers innovative perspectives to leverage the use administrative records for policy research and evaluation by integrating those data with spatial and survey data.

Before joining Chapin Hall in 2007, Zanoni worked in Venezuela as the chief researcher of CEDICE, a Venezuelan think tank, where he conducted empirical research on the informal sector in that country. Zanoni also has research experience in other labor market topics that pertain to developing economies and has taught labor economics, microeconomics, and mathematical economics at various universities.

Zanoni holds both a PhD and a Master of Public Policy from the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago.

PhD in Public Policy, University of Chicago

Master of Public Policy, University of Chicago

Zanoni, W., & Weinberger, G. (2013, November). Neighborhood inequality and childcare programs utilization. Paper presented at APPAM Fall Research Conference, Washington, DC.

Zanoni, W. (2015, Fall). Fostering the data revolution: Statistical use of administrative data. Presentation at IADB: International Conference, Washington, DC.

Zanoni, W. (2016, Summer). Longitudinal social protection survey. Presentation at IADB: Regional Workshop, Mexico, DF.

Fulbright Scholarship, U.S. Department of State, 2005.

Zanoni, W. (2015). Effects of childcare subsidies on employment and earnings of low-income mothers. B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 15(2), 589-619.

Zanoni, W. (2015). Cost benefit analysis of the law: A handbook in 1ª edición Observatorio Económico-Legislativo. Caracas, Venezuela: Centro de Divulgación del Conocimiento Económico (CEDICE). (Book in Spanish)

Spielberger, J., Zanoni, W., & Barisik, E. (2013). Collaboration and subsidized early care and education programs in Illinois. Early Childhood Research and Practice, 15(2).

Zanoni, W., Goerge, R. M., Kreader, J. L., & Douglas-Hall, A. (2009). A guide to understanding state child care subsidy programs through analysis of public and non-public use datasets. New York, NY: National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

Zanoni, W., Jaffé, K., & Levy-Carciente, S. (2007). The economic limits of trust: The case of a Latin-American urban informal commerce sector. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 12, 339-352.

Zanoni, W., Jaffé, K., & Levy-Carciente, S. (2006). Street vendors’ credit mechanisms. Revista Venezolana de Análisis de Coyuntura, 7(2), 175-184. (in Spanish)

Zanoni, W. (2005). Street vendors in Caracas: An exploratory study with a public policy proposal in Colección Venezuela Hoy Nº 15. Caracas, Venezuela: Centro de Divulgación del Conocimiento Económico (CEDICE). (Book in Spanish)

Zanoni, W., Llambí, L., & Duarte, M. (2003). Poverty levels and environmental problems in the north frontier of the Orinoco River in Venezuela. In G. Escobar (Ed.), Pobreza y deterioro ambiental en América Latina (pp. 127-151). Santiago, Chile: Interamerican Development Bank. (in Spanish)

Zanoni, W., & Llambí, L. (2001). Experiences of rural development in the Andean and Amazonian regions of Venezuela in Políticas, Instrumentos y Experiencias de Desarrollo Rural en Europa y América Latina. Caracas, Venezuela: Ministerio de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación de España, Centro de Publicaciones. (in Spanish)