Evia Salas, Pablo Ernesto

Pablo Ernesto Evia Salas is a Research Fellow at EfD Central America. He is a Development Economist from the Bolivian Catholic University and holds two master's degrees. One in policy economics from Williams College, in the United States, and a second master's degree in public policy, from the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, in Argentina. In addition, he holds a Doctoral Degree in Agricultural Economics from Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms University Bonn, Center for Development Research (ZEF), located in Bonn, Germany. He worked as an Economist and Senior Risk Analyst in public sector institutions in Bolivia. In the academic field, he was an invited instructor at the University of Bonn and the Bolivian Catholic University

Research interests

His main research interest lies in the field of poverty and inequality, and climate change. 


Pablo has been a lecturer in different academic institutions located in the United States, Bolivia, Germany, and Costa Rica. His teaching experience has included subjects such as public finance, econometrics, macroeconomics, economic growth, principles of economics, and effects of climate change on human health.

He is currently supervising two M.Sc students as a secondary supervisor. 

Grants and consultancy

He has extensive experience in consultancies with the World Bank (WB), the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), and United Nations (UN) institutions like UN-Habitat and the International Labour Organization (ILO), working on topics such as migration, conditional and unconditional transfers, and informality. 

He also received grants to pursue his studies in Argentina, the United States, and Germany, granted by the IADB, and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Policy engagement

He has worked as a public servant in Bolivia, providing advice to the authorities in the executive branch.


Distinction Award and Field Trip, Inter-American Development Bank, United States.


People | 3 November 2022