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Fields of Specialization
Development Economics, Public Economics, Applied Microeconomics

Ph.D. in Economics, 2010, Michigan State University
M.A. in Economics, 2006, Michigan State University
B.A. in Economics and History, Magna Cum Laude, 2005, Florida International University

Employment History
Assistant Professor, Pontifical Xavierian University, 2014 – Present
Economist, Federal Communications Commission, 2012 – 2013
Visiting Assistant Professor, Grand Valley State University, 2010 -2012
Teaching Assistant, Michigan State University, 2007 – 2010

Peer-Reviewed Publications
Estimating the Causal Effect of Forced Eradication on Coca Production in Colombian Municipalities, World Development, Vol. 61, pp. 70-84, September 2014

Working Papers/Work in Progress
Reciprocity in a Social Network: Evidence from a Natural Field Experiment [Data] [.do file]

Professional Activities
Member, Advisory Committee on the Research Program of the Colombian Institute for the Promotion of Higher Education (ICFES), 2015 – Present
Referee: Journal of Public Economics, World Bank Economic Review
Member: American Economic Association, Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association, International Society for the Study of Drug Policy

Conference and Seminar Presentations
International Society for the Study of Drug Policy, Canterbury, England, May 2012
Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association, Santiago de Chile, Chile, Nov. 2011
Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI, October 2011
United Nations Office on Drug and Crime, Bogota, Colombia, March 2011
Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI, October 2010
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, March 2009

Awards and Honors
Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence Scholarly Dissemination Grant, Fall 2011
Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center Faculty Travel Grant, Fall 2011
Grand Valley State University Scholarly Travel Grant-in-Aid, Spring 2011
Michigan State University Graduate Summer Fellowship, Summer 2010

Teaching Experience
Pontifical Xavierian University: Graduate Development Economics, Advanced Microeconomic Theory
Grand Valley State University: Game Theory, International Economics, Introductory Microeconomics, Introductory Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics
Michigan State University: The Economic Analysis of Latin America, Economics of Developing Countries

Spanish, Italian (reading, speaking), French (reading)