I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies (COES) and the Millennium Nucleus in Social Development (DESOC) in the Department of Economics, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.

In April 2017, I received the PhD degree in Economics from University College London, where I developed my research under the supervision of Prof. Orazio Attanasio and Prof. Aureo de Paula.  

My research focuses on the role of social interactions on socioeconomic outcomes in developing countries. In particular, I study neighborhoods, as they constitute a natural form of social interactions, to analyse interdependencies in labour market behavior and welfare participation. The presence of social effects on socioeconomic outcomes is important as it has important policy implications. Effectively, social effects can reinforce the effect of changes in private incentives. Thus, interventions focused on a specific subset of the population can indirectly affect the outcomes of non-treated individuals given the existence endogenous of social effects. 

I received a B.A. degree in Economic Sciences and an M.Sc. degree in Economics from the University of Chile, in 2007 and 2010, respectively, and an M.Res. degree in Economics from the University College London in 2012.

Research fields                    References
Applied microeconomics                      Orazio Attanasio
Social interactions                                Aureo De Paula
Labor economics                                  Pedro Carneiro