Francisco Gallego is an Associate Professor of the Economics Department at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC-Chile), Research Affiliate and Scientific Director of the LAC office of the Abdul Lateef Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), and Director and Research Affiliate of the Economic History and Cliometrics Laboratory (EH-Clio Lab) at PUC-Chile. His main research relates to the process of economic development from different perspectives: political economy, applied microeconomics, economic history, economics of education, and modern empirical development economics. He has published articles in the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Development Economics, and the Annual Reviews of Economics, among other journals. He currently serves as member of the Standing Committee of the Latin American Chapter of the Econometric Society, member of the Board of J-PAL, director of the Economics and Management Study Group,FONDECYT. He was awarded the Mario Henrique Simonsen Memorial Lecture by the Latin American Econometric Society. He holds BA and MA degrees in Economics from PUC-Chile and a PhD in Economics from MIT.