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EDUCATION

City University of New York

PhD Economics (2014)

Boston University

MS Economics (2009)

Universidad de Los Andes. Bogota, Colombia

MS Economics (2004)

BA Economics (2002)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Poverty Action Lab

Executive Course: Evaluating Social Programs (2004)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Bogota, Colombia

Assistant Professor of Economics (2014 – current)

Interamerican Development Bank – FOMIN. Washington D.C.

Consultant (2012 – current)

Ministry of National Planning. Bogota, Colombia

Deputy Minister Adviser (2005-2007)

Ministry of National Planning. Bogota, Colombia

Adviser of the Public Policy Evaluation Unit (2004-2005)

Center for Studies on Economic Development, Universidad de Los Andes. Bogota, Colombia

Junior Researcher (2002-2004)

TEACHING

Intermediate Microeconomics. Adjunct professor

City College of New York, CUNY. Fall 2011 – Current

Workshop in Mathematics for Economists. Lecturer        

City College of New York, CUNY. Spring 2011

Principles of Microeconomics. Teacher Assistant

City College of New York, CUNY. Fall 2010

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Asian Development Bank – IPA Evaluation Grant – 2013 ($150.000) with Joanne Yoong, Nina Hansen and Robert Lensik.
  • Citi-IPA Financial Capability Research Fund Grant – 2013 ($15.000) with Lucio Castro and Paula Szenkman.
  • Citi-IPA Financial Capability Research Fund Grant – 2013 ($15.000) with Leandro Carvalho.
  • Citi-IPA Financial Capability Research Fund Grant – 2013 ($5.000).
  • Citi-IPA Financial Capability Research Fund Grant – 2012-2013 ($8,330) with Robert Lensik & Nina Hansen.
  • Grant from Todas Cuentan, University of Chile, Ford Foundation, IDRC – CRDI, Fundacion Capital, FOMIN – IDB, IEP – 2012-2013 ($50,000).
  • Graduate Reasoning Fellowship, 2013 – 2014, Graduate Center, CUNY.
  • Graduate Students Research Grant – 2012, Graduate Center, CUNY ($1,250).
  • Enhanced Chancellor’s Fellowship, 2009 – 2014, Graduate Center, CUNY.
  • University Fellowship and Tuition Award – 2010, Graduate Center, CUNY.
  • Competed Loan-Scholarship from ICETEX-DNP-FONADE Fund, Colombian Government 2007-2009, MA Economics, Boston University.

WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION

  • “Financial inclusion and savings promotion”, Proyecto Capital, Ford Foundation & IDRC. November, 2012. Santa Marta, Colombia.
  • “10th Annual Meeting”, Latin America and Caribbean Association (LACEA). American University In Paris, October 27th to 29th, 2005. Paris, France.
  • “9th Annual Meeting”, Latin America and Caribbean Association (LACEA). Universidad de Costa Rica, November 4th to 6th, 2004. San José, Costa Rica.
  • “8th Annual Meeting”, Latin America and Caribbean Association (LACEA). Universidad de las Americas, October 9th to 11th, 2003. Puebla, Mexico.
  • “First Workshop of Inequality and Poverty in Colombia”, Network of Inequality and Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean (NIP). CEDE – Universidad de los Andes, August 14th, 2003. Bogota, Colombia.
  •  “Economics of Inequality and Poverty”, Network of Inequality and Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean (NIP). Ciudad Universitaria Rodrigo Facio, June 19th and 20th, 2003. San Jose, Costa Rica.

LANGUAGES

Spanish (native), English (fluent)