I am an economist interested in development economics, political economy, and economic history. My research focuses on how institutions and cultural norms affect development policy in Central America and Central Africa.
I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy, a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and an affiliate of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD). I was a postdoctoral scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies (2019-2020).
I am from San José, Costa Rica. I received my Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 2018. I graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Economics in 2010 and with an M.S. in Statistics in 2011.
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