Karen Ortiz-Becerra

Karen Ortiz-Becerra

PhD Candidate in Agricultural and Resource Economics

University of California, Davis

Welcome!

I am an applied economist working in the fields of development economics and applied econometrics. I use theory and quantitative methods to study the implications of agricultural development and policy programs on aggregate welfare in local economies. In a second line of work, I examine questions related to the econometrics of impact evaluation with a special focus on attrition and internal validity.

Prior to my doctoral studies, I was a research analyst at The World Bank and The Inter-American Development Bank in Washington D.C.

I will be joining the Economics Department at the University of San Diego as an Assistant Professor in August 2022.

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Interests
  • Development Economics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Labor Economics
  • Political Economy
Education
  • 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