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Grand Valley State UniversityDepartment of EconomicsSeidman College of Business50 Front Avenue, SWGrand Rapids, MI. 49504email:

I am a young Colombian economist with a broad range of interest within Applied Microeconomics. I am continuously amazed with all the possibilities economics research opens to contribute for better public decision making. In particular, I am interested questions related to Environmental Economics, Labor Economics, and Development Economics.

My current research deals with elements impacting environmental investments within a developing economy (Colombia), such as city location relative to a domestic or an international border, or the prevalence of illegal groups.

Similarly, we assess the effects of civil conflict; in our study, we have use the synthetic control method to determine the impact of the increase in violence on unemployment rates in Colombia relative to other countries within Latin America during the 1990s.