Raquel Bernal

Rector and Economics Professor

Universidad de los Andes

Bogotá, Colombia

Raquel Bernal is at present the Rector at Universidad de los Andes. She holds a PhD degree in Economics from New York University. She is an expert in statistics, econometrics and impact evaluation which she has applied specifically to the fields of education, social policy, gender and labor economics. Her research looks into the determinants of early human capital accumulation. She has worked on a variety of impact evaluations of early childhood development programs in Colombia funded by the Jacobs Foundation, the UBS Optimus Foundation, the Inter-American Development Bank, 3ie and Grand Challenges Canada among others. She is an expert in impact evaluation and published the book Guía Práctica para la Evaluación de Impacto [Practical Guide for Impact Evaluation] with Ximena Peña.

Contact Information:

Mailing address: Calle 19A # 1-37 Este, Edificio W, Piso 9, Bogotá (Colombia)

Office: W-904

Tel: +57 1 3324495

Email: rbernal@uniandes.edu.co

Twitter: @RaquelBernal3

Current employment:

Professor, Department of Economics, Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia), since 2006.

Research fields:

Labor Economics, Household Economics, Program Evaluation, Econometrics


Ph.D. in Economics, New York University, 1998-2003