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Researchers and Staff

  • Center Director and Senior Research Fellow

Bonilla, Jorge Alexander

Jorge Alexander Bonilla is the Director of REES-EfD Colombia. He is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at Universidad de Los Andes. He holds a PhD in Economics from University of Gothenburg. His research interests are policy instruments, transport, air pollution, and impact evaluation.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Arango Aramburo, Santiago

Santiago Arango Aramburo is Professor at the Faculty of Mines, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellín, and Senior Research Fellow of EfD Colombia. He holds a PhD in Simulation/Energy Modelling from the University of Bergen, Norway.   

  • Senior Research Fellow

Cárdenas, Juan Camilo

Juan Camilo Cárdenas is Professor at the Department of Economics at Universidad de Los Andes and Senior Research Fellow of EfD Colombia. He holds a PhD in Environmental and Resource Economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

  • Research Fellow

Carriazo, Fernando

Fernando Carriazo is Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, and research Fellow of EfD Colombia. He holds a PhD in Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Economics from Penn State University.   

  • Senior Research Fellow

García, Jorge H

Jorge Hernán García is Assistant Professor at the School of Management at Universidad de Los Andes and Senior Research Fellow of EfD Colombia. He holds a PhD in Economics from University of Gothenburg.  

  • International Research Associate

Ibanez, Marcela

Marcela Ibañez is Associate Professor of Development Economics at the Center for the Study of Poverty, Equity and Growth from George-August Goettingen University, Germany. She holds a PhD in Economics, University of Gothenburg.   Her research interests are behavioral development economics, labor economics and policy evaluation.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Maldonado, Jorge Higinio

Jorge Higinio Maldonado is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Universidad de Los Andes and Senior Research Fellow of EfD Colombia. He holds a PhD in Agricultural, environmental and Development Economics from Ohio State University.   

  • Research Associate

Moreno Sanchez, Rocio del Pilar

Rocío del Pilar Moreno Sanchez is Technical Advisor at the Conservation Strategy Fund in Bogotá and Research Associate of EfD Colombia. She also works as Research Advisor at the Department of Economics at Universidad de Los Andes. She holds a MSc in Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics from Ohio State University.   

  • Research Fellow

Orrego, Sergio

Sergio Orrego is Associate Professor at the Forest Science Department, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellín, and REES-EfD Colombia Research Fellow. He holds a PhD in Forest Resources from Oregon State University.   

  • Research Fellow

Rosales, Ramón

Ramón Rosales is Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at Universidad de Los Andes, and Research Fellow of EfD Colombia. He holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics from Oklahoma State University. His research interests are agricultural economics and project evaluation.  

  • Senior Research Fellow

Rueda, Ximena

Ximena Rueda is Associate Professor at the School of Management at Universidad de Los Andes and Senior Research Fellow from EfD Colombia. She holds a PhD in Geography from Clark University.  She is interested in analyzing the role of private-driven instruments for sustainability.  

  • Senior Research Fellow

Saldarriaga, Carlos Adrián

Carlos Adrián Saldarriaga is Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellín, and Senior Research Fellow of EfD Colombia. He holds a PhD in Engineering from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellín.   

  • Senior Research Fellow

Valderrama, Diego

Diego Valderrama is Associate Professor at the School of Management at Universidad de Los Andes and Senior Research Fellow of EfD Colombia. He holds a PhD in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Rhode Island.   

  • Senior Research Fellow

Vélez, Maria Alejandra

Maria Alejandra Vélez is an Associate Professor at the School of Management, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, and Senior Research Fellow of EfD Colombia. She holds a Ph.D. in Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.   

  • Senior Research Fellow

Villegas Palacio, Clara Inés

Clara Inés Villegas is Associate Professor at the Geosciences and Environment Department, Engineering Faculty at Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellín and she is also Senior Research Fellow of EfD Colombia. She holds a PhD in Economics from University of Gothenburg. Her research interests are policy instruments, technology adoption, and economic valuation.

  • Adminstrative and Communications Assistant

Fonseca, Manuela

Manuela Fonseca is Administrative and Communications of EfD Colombia. She holds Economics Degree and MSc in Economics from Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia. She gives support in the managing tasks and the policy interaction activities of EfD Colombia.