I am an Associate Professor of Economics at the Military University Nueva Granada (Bogotá, Colombia), where I teach on the microeconomic theory, applied microeconometrics and political economy of conflict. I also teach: Introduction to Economics in Rosario University (Bogotá, Colombia), Advanced Game Theory and Advanced Microeconomic Theory in Externado University (Bogotá, Colombia). Economic Development and Sustainability in Santo Tomas University (Bucaramanga, Colombia). Socioeconomic problematic, Economy and Finance in disaster cases and Economy of risk and disaster in the School of Military Engineers (Bogotá, Colombia).
I hold a PhD in Economics from the University of Chile and a MA in Economics from the Pontifical Javeriana University (Bogotá, Colombia).
My research topics examine the dynamics of social conflict and consequences of violence and inequality. My past work has focused on the individual political and economic consequences of conflict in Colombian case. My present work looks at the behavioral roots of delinquency, youth violence, and how elections, development and evaluation of security programs could cause reduction of crime. Much of my work employs data analysis, surveys and quasi-experiments in poor and conflict-affected regions.