1-Least Protected, Most Affected: Impacts of Migration Regularization Programs on Pandemic Resilience

AEA Papers and Proceedings 113: 347-51. 2023. 

co-authors: Ana María Ibáñez, Andrés Moya, and María Urbina

2-Is Murder Bad for Business? Evidence from Colombia

The Review of Economics and Statistics 100 (5): 769-782. 2018

Featured at: VoxDev.

3- Racial Disparities in the Acquisition of Juvenile Arrest Records

Journal of Labor Economics (S1): S125-S159. 2019

Co-author: Steven Raphael

Featured at: Quartz, UC Berkeley Opportunity Lab

4- Blessing or Burden? The Impact of Refugees on Businesses and the Informal Economy

Journal of Development Economics Volume 146. 2020

Co-authors: Onur Altindag and Ozan Bakis

Featured at: VoxDev

5- Give me Your Tired and Your Poor: Impact of Amnesty Programs for Undocumented Refugees 

Journal of Development Economics Volume 151. 2021

Co-authors: Dany Bahar and Ana María Ibáñez.

Featured at: El Espectador, VoxDev, IZA:World of Labor

DATA (available here)

6- Brothers or Invaders? How Crises-Driven Migrants Shape Voting Behavior

Journal of Development Economics Volume 150. 2021

Co-author: Juan Fernando Vargas

Featured at: VoxDev, Focoeconomico, The Wall Street Journal,

DATA (available here)

7- Is a Refugee Crisis a Housing Crisis? Only if Housing is Unresponsive

Journal of Development Economics, Volume 148. 2021

Co-author: Maria Micaela Sviastchi

DATA (available here)

8- Forced Migration and the Spread of Infectious Diseases

Journal of Health Economics 79 (102491). 2021

Co-authors: Ana María Ibáñez and Maria Urbina

Featured at: ContextoMedia, IDBblog

9- Is Informality Good for Business? The Impacts of IDP Inflows on Formal Firms

Journal of Human Resources 56(4). 2019

Co-author: Hernan Winkler.

Featured at: Brookings Future Development

10- Deportation, Crime, and Victimization

Journal of Population Economics 34(1), 141-166. 2021

Co-authors: Therese Anders and Steven Raphael

11- Syrian Life Refugee Survey: First Glimpse

Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Special Issue on Forced Displacement 38 (3): 625–653. 2022

co-authors: Edward Miguel, Bailey Palmer, Emma Smith, Sarah Stillman, and Abdulrazzak Tamim

Data available here (in-person March 2020)

12- Who Opposes Refugees?  Swedish Demographics and Attitudes Towards Forcibly Displaced Populations

Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Special Issue on Forced Displacement 38 (3): 557–577. 2022

co-author: María J. Urbina

13- The Unintended Consequences of Deportations: Evidence from Firm Behavior in El Salvador

Economic Development and Cultural Change 71  (4). 2023

co-authors: Antonella Bandiera, Lelys Dinarte, Carlos Schmidt-Padilla, Micaela Sviatschi, and Hernan Winkler

14- Discrimination Toward Migrants During Crises 

Migration Studies 10 (4): 582-607. 2022

co-author: Marisol Rodríguez Chatruc

Pre-analysis plan [here]


Featured at: focoeconomico

15- Unintended Consequences of Illegal Economic Activities:​ Illegal Gold Mining and Malaria

World Development 136 (105119). 2020

Featured at: NPR

​16- On the Effects of Enforcement on Illegal Markets: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment Experiment in Colombia

The World Bank Economic Review 31 (2): 570-594. 2017

Co-authors: Daniel Mejía and Pascual Restrepo

Featured at: The Huffington Post ; Drug Policy Alliance; El Espectador article 4; El Espectador article 1; El Tiempo article; El Espectador article 2; El Espectador article 3

17- The Effects of Youth Training on Risk Behavior: The Role of Non-Cognitive Skills

IZA Journal of Labor and Development 5 (12): 1-27. 2016

Co-author: Carla Calero

18- Creating New Opportunities for Rural Producers: Impact Evaluation of a Pilot Program

Journal of Drug and Policy Analysis 8 (1): 1-35. 2014

Co-authors: Verónica González, Yuri Soares, and Carlos Morales

Featured at: Inter-American Development Bank; The Huffington Post; ​Economonitor

Pre-doctoral Publications

19- Payroll Taxes in Colombia: A Theoretical Approach

Ensayos Sobre Política Económica 26 (57): 72-128

20- Firm Informality in Colombia: Problems and Solutions

Desarrollo y Sociedad (63): 209-244

Co-author: Mauricio Cárdenas

21- Qualitative and quantitative analysis of Firm informality in Colombia

Desarrollo y Sociedad (63): 269-296

Co-author: Mauricio Santa María

22- Beyond bubbles: The role of asset prices in early-warning indicators

Ensayos Sobre Política Económica, 26 (56): 114-148. 2008

Co-author: Esteban Gómez

23- Nuevo enfoque para la construcción de un único indicador líder de la actividad económica colombiana

Coyuntura Económica XXXVIII, No. 2, Segundo semestre de 2008, pp. 21-62