Dr Ricardo Nogales

Job title: Research Associate
Email: Please contact ricardonogales[@]hotmail.com
Social media: @rnogales  


Ricardo Nogales is a Research Associate at OPHI conducting research into the robustness and stability of multidimensional poverty measures, as well as econometric analyses of poverty. He also works in outreach, training governments in how to build multidimensional poverty indices (MPIs). 

Before joining OPHI in May 2018, he was a Professor of Economics at the School of Economics and Finance of the Universidad Privada Boliviana in Bolivia and a Research Assistant at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) in Switzerland. He has conducted research in the field of development economics, poverty reduction and human development with the IDB, UNDP, ILO, World Bank, Oxfam, and IDRC.   

He has been an external consultant for several public organizations in Bolivia, including the Program for Strategic Research, the Central Bank, the Institute for Agricultural Insurance and the Ministry of Economics and Public Finance.


PhD in Econometrics, University of Geneva

Research interests

Econometric analyses of poverty and education; theoretical explorations of justice and wellbeing.

Selected publications

Krishnakumar, J. and Nogales, R. (2019). ‘Education, skills and a good job: a multidimensional econometric analysis’, World Development, vol. 128, April 2020, Article: 104842.

Krishnakumar, J. and Nogales, R. (2020). ‘Public policies and equality of opportunity for wellbeing in multiple dimensions: A theoretical discussion and evidence from Bolivia’ (2020). Social Indicators Research, vol. 149, pp. 297–325.

P. Córdova et al. (2020). ‘Bolivia: Una nueva mirada al rol de los recursos naturales en el crecimiento económico’, Latin American Research Review, vol. 55(1), pp. 81–98.

Córdova, P. and Nogales, R. (2019). ‘On the Advantages and Feasibility of Weather Index-Based Crop Insurance Schemes in Bolivia’, Emerging Markets Finance & Trade, vol. 1, pp.1–19. doi: 10.1080/1540496X.2019.1677226.

Córdova, P. et al, (2019). ‘On the relationship between labor policies and market outcomes in Bolivia: A search and matching approach’, Estudios de Economía, vol. 46(1) pp. 61–87.

Krishnakumar, J. and Nogales, R. (2018). ‘Demystifying the use of simultaneous equation models for the operationalisation of the Capability Approach’, in F. Comim, S. Fennell & P.B. Anand (Eds.), New Frontiers of the Capability Approach, Cambridge University Press, UK. doi: 10.1017/9781108559881.012

Krishnakumar, J. and Nogales, R. (2017). ‘Public policies for wellbeing with justice: A theoretical discussion based on capabilities and opportunities’, in Muñoz I., Blondet M. & Gamio G (Eds.), Ética, Agencia y Desarrollo Humano, pp. 99–126, Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima-Peru. (ISBN: 9786123172473) (First print, (2015). International Journal of Wellbeing, vol. 5(3), pp. 44-62. doi: 10.5502/ijw.v5i3.3)