I am an economist interested in development economics, political economy, and economic history. I received my PhD in economics from Harvard University in 2018.
I am an Assistant Professor at the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. I was a postdoctoral scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies (2019-2020). Here is my CV.
My research focuses on how variation in institutions — such as property rights — and cultural norms — such as mistrust — affect development and development policy in Central America and Central Africa.
I am from San José, Costa Rica. I graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Economics in 2010 and with a M.S. in Statistics in 2011.