I am an economist working on political economy and development economics, which often draw me into economic history. I direct CEDE, the research center of the Department of Economics at Universidad de los Andes. I am the scientific director of EGAP's Latin American Regional Hub. During 2022-2023, I will be visiting the Institut d'Economia de Barcelona as Associate Researcher (Maria Zambrano fellow).
I have been a Santo Domingo Visiting Scholar (2015) at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) at Harvard University, Visiting Scholar (2017) at the Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts at the University of Chicago, where I am a Faculty Affiliate, and Visiting Associate Professor of Economics at MIT (2018) where I also taught virtually in 2021.
I am an editor of Economia, the Journal of Lacea, and a member of EGAP and HiCN. With Giorgio Chiovelli, I organized the Virtual Latin American Network in Economic History and Political Economy, LANE HOPE.