Kirsten Sehnbruch


Kirsten Sehnbruch is a professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Chile and the Director of the Centre for New Development Thinking. Before this, she worked for five years as a Lecturer and Senior Scholar at the University of California, at Berkeley. Her research focuses on Latin American labour markets and social policy. She is the author of the book The Chilean Labour Market: A Key to Understanding Latin American Labour Markets (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), and with Peter Siavelis of the forthcoming book Democratic Chile: The Politics and Policies of a Historic Coalition, 1990-2010 (forthcoming Lynne Rienner), as well as of numerous academic articles and papers. Before becoming an academic, she worked as an auditor for Price Waterhouse in Buenos Aires, as an analyst on the Mexico Desk at the European Commission’s Directorate for External Relations, and as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs London where she qualified as a Certified Financial Analyst (CFA). She holds a PhD in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University.

Research Interests: 

Public policy, labour markets, development studies and politics in Latin America.