Karen Ortiz-Becerra

Karen Ortiz-Becerra

Assistant Professor of Economics

University of San Diego


I am an applied economist working in the fields of development economics and applied econometrics. My primary research examines the implications of agricultural development and technical change on the welfare and structural transformation of local economies.

In a complementary line of work, I study questions on the econometrics of impact evaluation, with an emphasis on attrition and the internal validity of treatment effect studies.

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  • Development Economics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Labor Economics
  • Political Economy
  • PhD Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2022

    University of California, Davis

  • MSc in Economics, 2012

    Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia

  • BA in Economics, 2010

    Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia