Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 2022
Ph.D. in Economics and Management Sciences
Dissertation: Essays on the Efficiency of Higher Education Institutions and the Formal Labor Market
Advisor: Sebastien Van Bellegem (
Universidad EAFIT, Medellin - Colombia, 2013
Master of Science in Economics (research track)
Universidad Católica Boliviana, La Paz - Bolivia, 2008
B.Sc., Economics


Academic Appointments
Universidad EAFIT Medellin, Colombia, Jul 2016/Feb 2018.
Assistant Professor/Researcher, School of Economics and Finance
Courses Taught: Financial Econometrics (graduate), Economics of the Public Sector (graduate), Microeconomics, Mathematical Finance.
Universidad EAFIT Medellin, Colombia Jan 2016-Jun 2016; Jul 2013-Dec 2014.
Adjunct Professor, School of Economics and Finance.
Courses Taught: Microeconomics

Professional Experience

The Inter-American Development Bank, Washington D.C. - US, May 2021 – present.
Position: Consultant - Education and Labor Markets divisions Support with the implementation of technical cooperation projects part of the Multi- donor Fund for Technical and Vocational Education and Training transformation for Latin America and the Caribbean through the elaboration of technical reports, concept notes and research studies.
The World Bank, Washington D.C. - US, Nov 2019 – April 2021
Position: Short Term Consultant - Office of the Chief Economist for the East Asia and Pacific Region.
Medellin City Council, Medellín - Colombia , Jan 2016 - May 2016
Position: Economic Advisor.
Universidad EAFIT - ICFES, Medellín - Colombia, Jul 2015–Jun 2016/Feb 2014–Dec 2014
Position: Research Advisor.
Universidad EAFIT - Antioquia Gov., Medellín - Colombia, Jan 2014 – Jun 2015
Position: Researcher.
Universidad EAFIT - UN-Habitat , Medellín - Colombia, Apr 2014 – Dec 2014
Position: Consultant.
Universidad EAFIT - Economics Department Medellín - Colombia Aug 2012 – Dec 2013
Position: Research Assistant.
RutaN - MIT, Medellín - Colombia, Mar 2013–Jun 2013
Position: Researcher.
The World Bank, La Paz-Bolivia, May 2012 – Jul 2012
Position: Short Term Consultant - Latin America and the Caribbean Poverty Gender and Equity Group.
UNICEF - UDAPE, La Paz-Bolivia, Oct 2010 – Apr 2012
Position: Consultant.
UDAPE, La Paz-Bolivia, May 2009 – May 2010
Position: Research Assistant.
Central Bank of Bolivia, La Paz-Bolivia, Nov 2007 - Feb 2008
Position: Research Assistant.


Vice President, Bolivian Society of Economists - SEBOL (2022 - 2023).
Co-Chair, Bolivian Women in Economics Network - BOWEN (2022-2023).
Founder, Bolivian Women in Economics Network - BOWEN (2021) (
Program Committee Member, Universidad del Rosario - The Economics of Informality Conference (2022).
Program Committee Member, Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association - LACEA Annual Meeting (2021).
World Bank EAP Vice Presidential Unit, Team Awards: East Asia and Pacific Economic Update April and October 2020 (2021).
Young Scholar grant recipient, Macro Finance Research Program, The Becker Friedman Institute - University of Chicago (2020).
Executive Committee, Bolivian Society of Economists (SEBOL) Bolivia (2020 - 2021).
Advisory Committee, Institute for Educational Evaluation (ICFES) Colombia (2017 - 2019).
Program Committee Member, Bolivian Conference on Development Economics (2017 - 2020).
Program Committee Member, Latin American Meeting of the Econometric Society - LAMES Annual Meeting (2018).
Program Committee Member, Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association - LACEA Annual Meeting (2015 - 2016).
Masters Full Scholarship. Universidad EAFIT (2012-2013).
Central Bank of Bolivia’s, National Award on Economic Research “Sergio Almaraz Paz” (2009).


“About job market outcomes: Assessing the Performance of Colombian Higher Education Institutions” with Van Bellegem, S. in Higher Education Quarterly Accepted (2021)
"Social Assistance and Informality: Examining the link in Colombia” with M. Ospina in Revista de Economia, Universidad del Rosario Vol. 21(1), pp. 81 – 120 (2018)
“Gender and Financial Inclusion in Colombia” with D. Cardona and M. Hoyos in Ecos de Economia Vol. 22(46), pp. 60-90 (2018)
“Informality and Mobility in the Labor Market: An Analysis based on Repeated Cross-Sectional Household Survey Data” with G. Canavire-Bacarreza and J. Urrego in Latin American Journal of Economic Development, Vol. 27, p. 57 – 75. (2017)
“Decisions About Postsecondary Education, their Returns in Colombia” with M. Ospina in Journal of Education and Human Development Vol. 3(3), p. 251 – 264 (2014)
“MICRO-RED Community Micro Smart Grid” with A. Diaz, A. and C. Mackey in Senseable City Guide to Medellin edited by Lee, D., Rouault, A., Gaviria, D.A.O., Mackey, C., Saavedra-Caballero, F., Castro, N.A.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – School of Architecture and Planning pp. 21 – 34. (2013)
“Remonetisation and hysteresis of the deposit dollarization process in the Bolivian Financial System” with A. Calle-Sarmiento Central Bank of Bolivia National Award on Economic Research (2010).


“Twin Deficits in Bolivia: The Consequences of Macro-Fiscal Policies” With Villca, A. (Universidad EAFIT) (2022). Funded by Macro Finance Research Program, The Becker Friedman Institute - University of Chicago.
“The drivers of investment growth in an era of increased government debt” With Islamaj, E. (World Bank) (2021).
“Understanding Productivity in the East Asia and Pacific Region” With Islamaj, E. (World Bank) (2020).
“Aiming high from below: The effects of early science training on educational outcomes” With Canavire-Bacarreza G. (World Bank), Ortiz M. (ICFES) and Urbano C. (ICFES) (2020)
“It pays to study for the right job: Exploring the causes and consequences of education-occupation job mismatch” with Rios, F. (Levy Economics Institute of Bard College) Levy Economics Institute of Bard College Working Paper No. 922 (2019).
“Heterogeneity in the Labor Market Outcomes of Tertiary Education: An empirical analysis for Colombia” with With Ospina M. (EAFIT University) (2014).