Barrero Amortegui, Yady Marcela

Yady Marcela Barrero-Amortegui is a Master of Science in Economics from Universidad de Antioquia (2008) and a Ph.D. in Economics from Universidad de Los Andes (2019).  Since 2021 she is an Assistant professor and Researcher at Economic Department at Universidad de Antioquia in Medellin and currently, she is the Academic Coordinator of the Master’s in Economics at Universidad de Antioquia. 

Research interests 

Yady is an enthusiast about behavioral topics, natural resources, and gender analysis. Her specific research interests are social dilemmas in common pool resources and the role of rural women.  She has experience in running framed field experiments and applying behavioral tools to understand the cooperation and sustainability of natural resources. She is currently involved in research on the impacts of rural program development in Colombia. 


Yady has participated as a referee of three theses for undergraduates in Economics, two M.Sc. in Public Policy, and one M.Sc. in Economic Sciences. 


Grant for staying as Visiting Scholar in the Program of Gender Analysis in Economics. Department of Economics. American University.  Washington USA. March-May 2018. By Open Society Foundation.  

Travel Grant to develop studies about cooperation with fishermen in Colombian Pacific Zone, Colombia. January – May 2017. By CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL –CI- 

Policy engagement 

Since 2019 she is a consultant to the Government of Colombia in rural programs development (Fondo Colombia en Paz with Colombia Sostenible Project) with the financial support of IDB. 


Fellowship for graduate studies at Universidad de Los Andes. Bogotá, Colombia. July 2012 – July 2017. Government of Colombia.  Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnologia.  

Public Contest of Merits for a teaching career.  Universidad de Antioquia 2020-2021 

Outstanding teaching award 2022. Facultad de Ciencias Economicas. Universidad de Antioquia.  

Twitter  @YadyBarrero 

People | 9 May 2020