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Education

2018              University of Southern California

(Expected)   Ph.D., Economics

2013              EAFIT University, Medellin, Colombia

                      Master of Science in Applied Mathematics 

2008             EAFIT University, Medellin, Colombia

                      Bachelor of Arts in Economics (Graduation with Honors)


Experience

2009-2012

Research Department, Central Bank of Colombia, Medellin, Colombia

2009-2012

Adjunct Professor of Intermediate Macroeconomics and Advanced Macroeconomics (2011), Department of Economics. EAFIT University; Medellin, Colombia

2009-2012

Adjunct Professor of Advanced Econometrics (with Professor Ermilson Velasquez), Department of Economics, EAFIT University; Medellin, Colombia


Talks and Conferences

2017     15th Annual International Industrial Organization Conference (Rising Stars Session), 8th annual SoCCAM Conference, University of Southern California (Development and Theory Seminar), IGC/CDEP/Chazen Conference on Firms, Trade, and Development (Columbia University)

2016     14th Annual International Industrial Organization Conference (Rising Stars Session), 3rd Conference of the International Association for Applied Econometrics (IAAE 2016), 2016 Asian Meeting of the Econometric Society, Western Economic Association International, LACEA-LAMES 2016, Asia-Pacific Industrial Organisation Conference.

2011     6th IZA/World Bank Conference: Employment and Development, Mexico City, Mexico, IV StatisticsSummer School for Social Sciences and Economy –CEAES- Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellin, Colombia.

2010     Banco de la Republica’s Economics Workshop (Bogotá), VII Annual Seminar of Ensayos Sobre Política Económica, Bogotá, Colombia, Banco de la Republica’s Economics Workshop, Medellin, Colombia.


Fellowship, Honors, Awards, and Grants

2017     Assistantship Award,  University of Southern California. 

2017     Summer Research Award 2017, University of Southern California, Department of Economics

2016     USC Dornsife INET Graduate Fellowship.

2015     Best Third Year Paper, University of Southern California, Department of Economics

2014     Best Second Year Paper, University of Southern California, Department of Economics

2012     Doctoral Scholarship “Lauchlin Currie,” Central Bank of Colombia, 2012-2014

2011     Research Grant by IADB for the project: “Protecting Workers against Unemployment in Latin America and the Caribbean,” joint with Carlos Medina and Jairo Nunez. Coordinators: Robert J. LaLonde (University of Chicago), Carmen Pagés-Serra, IDB, Verónica Alaimo, IDB and Jacqueline Mazza, IDB

2008     Honor Scholarship EAFIT University, for Graduate Studies: Master of Science in Applied Mathematics

2008     Graduation with Honors, EAFIT University, Department of Economics

2007     Second Place, National Higher Education Test (ECAES), Subject: Economics

2005     Honor Scholarship, Best GPA, EAFIT University, Department of Economics