Santiago Tobón

I am a Professor of Economics at Universidad EAFIT in Medellín, Colombia, where I am also the director of the Center for Research in Economics and Finance—CIEF. Before joining Universidad EAFIT, I was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Chicago Pearson Institute & Innovations for Poverty Action Peace and Recovery Program.

I received a Ph.D. in Economics from Universidad de los Andes in 2018, an M.A. in Economics from Universidad de los Andes in 2017, an M.A. in Economics from Université catholique de Louvain in 2012, an M.B.A. from Universidad EAFIT in 2011 and a B.A. in Computer Science from Escuela de Ingeniería de Antioquia in 2007.

My research interests lie in the fields of development economics and political economy. I use experimental and quasi-experimental methods to study crime, violence and public policy in developing countries.

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