I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at Trinity College Dublin.
My research interests are intimate partner violence and incentives in the public sector. My work combines credible empirical identification strategies with simple theoretical models. This allows me to highlight the mechanisms behind the findings and to simulate alternative policies.
My research on intimate partner violence aims to understand the drivers of violence. I am particularly interested in modeling violence as a means through which a perpetrator solves spousal disagreement to his favor but at the cost of destroying female labor productivity. I conduct research in Ecuador, Bangladesh, and Malawi.
In the public sector, I am interested in the viability of voluntary participation programs to retain and promote talented workers. For this purpose, I study the case of school teachers in Chile.
I joined Trinity in 2017 after obtaining my Ph.D. in Economics from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. I completed my undergraduate in Colombia and pursued my graduate studies at HEC Lausanne. I also worked as a Research Fellow at the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank.
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