Research interests: education, labor, economic geography, causal inference, predictive models


Work in progress

“Geographical occupational concentration and transition to working from home” (with Sajid Ghani)

“Production outsourcing: a study of the NAFTA trade shock” (with Victor Stolzenburg)

“Wage Disparity and Employment Parity: Gender in the U.S. nursing labor market”

Working papers

“Occupational concentration and spatial distribution” submitted at Journal of Labor Economics

“The Intergenerational Influence of Institutions in Determining Inequality of Opportunity in Brazil,” Master’s thesis


Silva, Andrew (2020) “Gender, price, and quantity effects in U.S. earnings inequality: revisiting counterfactual density estimates,” Economics Bulletin, Vol. 40 No. 3 p.A219. Paper online, SSRN, preprint

Gaber, Nadia, Andrew Silva, Monica Lewis-Patrick, Emily Kutil, Debra Taylor, and Roslyn Bouier (2020) “Water insecurity and psychosocial distress: case study of the Detroit water shutoffs,” Journal of Public Health. doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdaa157 Paper online

Silva, Andrew (2020) “Unpaid internships and equality of opportunity: a pseudo-panel analysis of UN data,” Applied Economics Letters. doi:10.1080/13504851.2020.1808571 Paper online, SSRN, preprint

Hertz, Thomas and Andrew Silva (2019) “Rurality and Income Inequality in the United States, 1975-2015,” Rural Sociology. doi:10.1111/ruso.12295 Paper online

Johnson, Jessi .E., Andrew Silva, and George R. Branner, G.R. (2005): “Analysis of Nonlinear Input Impedance Matching in Active Frequency Multipliers,” IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems, Vol. E88-D No. 7 pp 1409-1416 Paper online


Silva, Andrew. (2017) “MSDECO: Stata module to compute the Mookherjee & Shorrocks (1982) over-time inequality decomposition by subgroup,” Statistical Software Components. []

Shepherd, Ben. (2022) “Modelling global value chains: From trade costs to policy impacts”. The World Economy. Vol. 45 No. 8. (Credited for CGE model coding). Paper online

Policy Papers

Warwick, Steffica, Andrew Silva, and Elselot Hasselaar. (2023) “Pathways to Global Job Creation: Briefing Paper in Preparation for the Global Future Council on the Future of Job Creation”. World Economic Forum.

Silva, Andrew, Genesis Elhussein, Till Leopold, and Saadia Zahidi. (2023) “Defining Education 4.0: A Taxonomy for the Future of Learning”. World Economic Forum. Paper online

Silva, Andrew, Genesis Elhussein, Till Leopold, and Saadia Zahidi. (2022) “Catalysing Education 4.0: Investing in the Future of Learning for a Human-Centric Recovery”. World Economic Forum. Paper online

Silva, Andrew and Maria Mexi. (2021) “The Impact of Trade on Jobs”. The Global Governance Center and The Center for Trade and Economic Integration. Briefing paper.

ITC. (2020) “Linking Voluntary Standards to Sustainable Development Goals”. Contributing author.

UNCTAD. (2018) “LDC Trade Targets and the Sustainable Development Goals”. Contributing author.

Silva, Andrew and Sara Johansson de Silva. (2018) “Women, Skills, and Jobs”. The World Bank.

ITC. (2016) “SME Competitiveness Outlook, 2016”. Contributing author.

UNCTAD. (2011) “Macroeconomic News Announcements and Commodities Prices”. Contributing author.