1- Life out of the Shadows:  The Impacts of Regularization Program on the Lives of Forced Migrants 

Journal of European Economic Association.  Conditionally Accepted.

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

Pre-analysis plan 

Policy note  [Spanish]  

Working Paper Versions: WB PRWP

Dissemination video [English] [Spanish]

Featured at: VoxDev, Foco Economico, World Bank Development Blog, WB Featured Story, World Economic Forum 

2- In Someone Else’s Shoes: Reducing Prejudice through Perspective Taking

Journal of Development Economics, Volume 170.

co-author: Marisol Rodríguez-Chatruc

Pre-analysis plan [here]

Working Paper Versions: WB PRWP

Supplementary online materials [here]

Research Brief: [English] [Spanish]

Featured at: VoxDev

Replication Data [available here]

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

AEA Papers and Proceedings 113: 347-51

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

4-Is Murder Bad for Business? Evidence from Colombia

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

Featured at: VoxDev.

5- Racial Disparities in the Acquisition of Juvenile Arrest Records

Journal of Labor Economics (S1): S125-S159

Co-author: Steven Raphael

Featured at: Quartz, UC Berkeley Opportunity Lab


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

Journal of Development Economics Volume 146

Co-authors: Onur Altindag and Ozan Bakis

Featured at: VoxDev


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

Journal of Development Economics 151

Co-authors: Dany Bahar and Ana María Ibáñez.

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

DATA (available here)


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

Journal of Development Economics 150

Co-author: Juan Fernando Vargas

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

DATA (available here)


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

Journal of Development Economics, 148

Co-author: Maria Micaela Sviastchi

DATA (available here)


10- Forced Migration and the Spread of Infectious Diseases

Journal of Health Economics 79 (102491)

Co-authors: Ana María Ibáñez and Maria Urbina

Featured at: ContextoMedia, IDBblog


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

Journal of Human Resources 56(4)

Co-author: Hernan Winkler.

Featured at: Brookings Future Development


12- Deportation, Crime, and Victimization

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

Co-authors: Therese Anders and Steven Raphael


13- Syrian Life Refugee Survey: First Glimpse

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

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

Data available here (in-person March 2020)


14- 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

co-author: María J. Urbina


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

Economic Development and Cultural Change 71  (4)

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


16- Discrimination Toward Migrants During Crises 

Migration Studies 10 (4): 582-607

co-author: Marisol Rodríguez Chatruc

Pre-analysis plan [here]

WB PRWP

Featured at: focoeconomico


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

World Development 136 (105119)

Featured at: NPR


​18- 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

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


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

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

Co-author: Carla Calero


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

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

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

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


Pre-doctoral Publications


21- Payroll Taxes in Colombia: A Theoretical Approach

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


22- Firm Informality in Colombia: Problems and Solutions

Desarrollo y Sociedad (63): 209-244

Co-author: Mauricio Cárdenas


23- Qualitative and quantitative analysis of Firm informality in Colombia

Desarrollo y Sociedad (63): 269-296

Co-author: Mauricio Santa María


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

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

Co-author: Esteban Gómez


25- 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