Before starting my doctoral studies, I worked as a research assistant for the LAC Chief Economist Office at The World Bank in Washington D.C. In this capacity, I provided assistance for the 2012 flagship report on Economic Mobility and the Rise of the Latin American Middle Class. During this time, I was awarded with both a Fulbright scholarship and the Becas Chile scholarship to pursue my Ph.D. in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University, in the field of Environmental and Resource Economics.
My Ph.D. dissertation looked into recurring environmental problems associated to the top the economic sectors contributing to environmental degradation: mining, electricity, and transportation. In three essays, I addressed relevant topics in non-market valuation and environmental regulation pertinent to these sectors applying several quasi-experimental methods and environmental valuation techniques, and in settings that are common to both developed and developing countries. You can learn more about my research here.
I earned my B.S. degree in Business Management and Economics and my M.S. degree in Regional Economics from Universidad Católica del Norte in Chile. My master’s thesis explored the local impacts of different scales of production of the mining industry in Chile. During my free time, I enjoy yoga and running. I am also an amateur photographer. See some of my pictures below: