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I am a development economist exploring the effects of forced migration within hosting economies and the role of public policies in supporting these migrants and their hosting communities; my recent work can be grouped in three areas:
- Examining the economic and political impacts of forced migration.
- Assessing the effectiveness of humanitarian interventions.
- Exploring how to facilitate social cohesion between migrants and hosts.
I also have ongoing work studying how firms’ decisions change with economic and political shocks and examining the consequences of violence and conflict.
I work as an Economist at the Development Research Group of the World Bank. I am also a IZA research fellow, a CEGA-UC Berkeley faculty affiliate, a faculty member of the Schaeffer Center for Health and Economics Policy at USC, and a research fellow at the Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) at the University of Southern California. I hold a PhD and MA from UCLA, and a BA and MA from Universidad de los Andes.
- Forced Migration