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Mauricio Romero

Mauricio Romero

Principal Investigator, India

Mauricio Romero is an assistant professor of economics at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).

Mauricio was born and raised in Colombia, where he received a BA in economics (summa cum laude) and a BA in mathematics (cum laude) from Universidad de los Andes. He did his PhD in economics at the University of California, San Diego in the USA. He has affiliations at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), Experiments in Governance and Politics (EGAP), the Center for Global Development (CGD), the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), and the Institute for Labor Economics (IZA). He is a Jacobs Foundation Research Fellow (2024-2026 cohort). He is currently serving as a member of the Executive Committee of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA, 2024-2027).

Mauricio’s work focuses on the bottlenecks that impede high-quality government provision of education, healthcare, and environmental protection. In conjunction with his empirical research agenda, he works on methodological issues in applied econometrics and statistics.

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