I am an economist working on the economics of education. I hold a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park, U.S.A. and a B.A. in Economics from Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia. Between 2004 and 2006, I was the Deputy Director of the Colombian think-tank Fedesarrollo. I moved to the United States in 2006 to work as a senior economist at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. Since 2011, I have been an assistant professor of education and economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. I am part of the policy committee of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies and affiliated with the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard. Since 2007 I have been part of the executive committee of LACEA's Impact Evaluation Network , which I helped to create.  In 2008, I was awarded the Juan Luis Londoño Medal for research in education. The recognition is given every other year to a Colombian economist under the age of 40.

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