With my work I try to better understand some of the current issues faced by developing countries and to formulate evidence-based policy initiatives to decrease problems such as inequality, poverty, vulnerability, and instability. I also aim to put in practice the latest research and econometric techniques in order to remain technically competent and ensure the robustness of my work. I am incredibly grateful to my amazing co-authors, friends and peers for teaching me so much!!! 

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Posso, Alberto and Prema-chandra Athukorala (Forthcoming), 'Microfinance and child mortality' Applied Economics []

Zhang, S.Q. and Alberto Posso (Forthcoming), ‘Thinking inside the box: A closer look at financial inclusion and household income’ Journal of Development Studies. []

Feeny, Simon, Lachlan McDonald, Alberto Posso, Jaclyn Donahue, and Kate Eccles (Forthcoming), ‘Gendered Impacts of Global Economic Shocks: Findings from Household in Melanesia’ Pacific Studies 40(3).

Zhang, Quanda and Alberto Posso (2017) ‘Microfinance and gender inequality: Cross-country evidence’ Applied Economics Letters 24(20), pp. 1494-1498. [].

Posso, Alberto (2017). ‘Child labour’s effect on long-run earnings: An analysis of cohorts’, Economic Modelling 64pp. 465–472. [].

Posso, Alberto (2017). 'La Pesadilla Neoliberal: Why East Asia did not experience a ‘neoliberal nightmare’ while Latin America did.’ in Hal Hill and Jayant Menon (ed.), Managing Globalization in the Asian Century, ISEAS Publishing: Singapore, Chapter 8, pp.193-220. [].

Posso, Alberto (2016), ‘¿Hay discriminación en contra de las mujeres en el mercado laboral ecuatoriano?’ [‘Is there discrimination against women in the Ecuadorian Labour Market?’] Cuadernos de Economía 39, 175-188. []. 

Posso, Alberto and Simon Feeny (2016), ‘Beyond Enrolments: The Determinants of Primary School Attendance in Melanesia’ Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy 21(4), 531-548 . []

Posso, Alberto (2016) ‘Internet Usage and Educational Outcomes among 15-year old Australian Students’ International Journal of Communication 10, 3851–3876. []

Posso, Alberto (2016). 'Have Latin Americans really swung to the left?, Delaware Review of Latin American Studies  17(1), 1-13. []

Posso, Alberto, Tim R.L. Fry, Michael Gangemi, and George B. Tawadros (2016), '¡Fútbol! Is there a Latin American Bias in the European Champions League?', Journal of Sports Economics 17(3), 219-233. []

Ahmed, Salma, Simon Feeny and Alberto Posso (2016) ‘What firm characteristics determine women's employment in manufacturing? Evidence from Bangladesh’ Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal 35(2), 99-122. []

Awaworyi Churchill, Sefa, Davidson Okai and Alberto Posso (2016), ‘Internet Use and Ethnic Heterogeneity in a Cross‐Section of Countries’ Economic Papers 35(1), 59-72 . []

Posso, Alberto (2015), 'Remittances and Financial Institutions: Is there a causal linkage?’ The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics 15(2), 769-789. []

Posso, Alberto and Simon Feeny (2015), ‘Income, democracy and European colonization’ Applied Economics Letters, 22(15), 1257-1261. []. 

Feeny, Simon, Alberto Posso and Jonathan Regan-Beasley (2015), ‘Handle with care: Fragile states and the determinants of fragility’ Applied Economics 47(11), pp.1073-1085. []

Posso-Serrano, Abelardo and Alberto Posso (2015), 'Los derechos humanos y los medios de comunicación públicos en América Latina' Revista Contribuciones a las Ciencias Sociales 29, pp. 1-22. []

Feeny, Simon, Lachlan McDonald and Alberto Posso (2014), 'Are Poor People Less Happy? Findings from Melanesia' World Development 64, 448-459. [].

Posso, Alberto and Meg Elkins (2014), ‘Ignorance Is Bliss! Internet Usage and Perceptions of Corruption in a Panel of Developing Countries’ International Journal of Communication 8, 2561–2577. []. 

Fry, Tim RL, Guillaume Galanos and Alberto Posso (2014), ‘Let’s get Messi? Top-scorer Productivity in the European Champions League’, Scottish Journal of Political Economy 61(3), 261-279. []

Posso, Alberto and Matthew Clarke (2014), ‘Mobility and Economic Resilience in Melanesia’ in Simon Feeny (ed.), Household Vulnerability and Resilience to Economic Shocks: Evidence from Melanesia, Ashgate: London, Chapter 4. []

Posso, Alberto and Aaron Soans (2014). 'The rise of the machines: Capital imports and real manufacturing wages in 57 nations', The Journal of International Trade and Economic Development: An International and Comparative Review 23(6), 862-877. []

Posso, Alberto (2014). ‘Economic Growth and Labour Standards Revisited: Evidence from a Dynamic panel Data Model’, The Empirical Economics Letters 13(11), 1197-1202. []

Posso, Alberto (2013), ‘What is it About Democracies that Pays Higher Wages?’, Applied Economics Quarterly 59(1), 63-84. []

Posso, Alberto (2013), ‘Enter the Dragon: Have Imports from China Hurt Wages in Manufacturing?’ Asian Economic Journal 27(3), 307–321. []

Posso, Alberto and George Tawadros (2013), ‘Does Greater Central Bank Independence Really Lead To Lower Inflation? Evidence From Panel Data’, Economic Modelling 33, 244-247. []

Hassan, Hamizah, Tony Naughton and Alberto Posso (2013). 'The Effectiveness of Ownership Concentration, Debt and Firm Value as Governance Mechanisms', Global Economy and Finance Journal 6(2), 68-82. [

Feeny, Simon, Lachlan McDonald, May Miller-Dawkins, Jaclyn Donahue, and Alberto Posso (2013). 'Household Vulnerability and Resilience to Shocks: Findings from Solomon Islands and Vanuatu', SSGM Discussion Paper 2013/2. ANU College of Asia & the Pacific, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program. []

Posso, Alberto (2012), 'Globalization and Unemployment: Panel Data Evidence from South American Republics' Delaware Review of Latin American Studies 13(1). []

Posso, Alberto (2012), 'Remittances and Aggregate Labour Supply: Evidence from 66 Developing Nations’ The Developing Economies 50 (1), 25-39. []


Posso, Alberto (2011), ‘Government Expenditure on Education and Enrolment Rates in Indonesia: An East Asian Perspective’ Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy 16(2), 233-240. []


Posso, Alberto and George B. Tawadros (2011), ‘Mean Reversion in Stock Prices: A Cross-Country Comparison’, Journal of Money, Investment and Banking 21, 51-62. []

Manning, Chris and Alberto Posso (2010), 'Trade and Labour Market Outcomes: Why Have the East Asian Cubs Lagged Behind the Tigers?', in Prema-Chandra Athukorala (ed.), The Rise of Asia: Trade and Investment in Global Perspective, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, London and New York, 292-308. []


Posso, Alberto and George B. Tawadros (2010), ‘Income inequality and education expenditure in Indonesia’, Asia-Pacific Perspectives 1, 30-42. []


Posso, Alberto (2009), ‘The trade-labour reform nexus in East Asia and Latin America: Policy inferences for developing countries’, Asia-Pacific Perspectives 3, 12-21. []


Posso Serrano, Abelardo and Alberto Posso (2009),‘La función social de la propiedad privada y los incentivos de agentes económicos en el socialismo del siglo XXI’ (‘The private property revolution and the role of economic incentives in Socialism of the XXI Century’) , Contribuciones a la Economía, May. []


Leigh, Andrew and Alberto Posso (2009), 'Top income and national savings’, The Review of Income and Wealth 55 (1), 57-74. []