Adriana Camacho

Adriana Camacho received her Ph.D. in Economics from Brown University in 2007. She is an Associate Professor at the Economics Department from Universidad de Los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia). She is an academic advisor for several ongoing projects led by the Direction of Impact Evaluation and Policy Learning at CAF. She served for the Colombian Government as Director of Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Policies at the Department of National Planning and she is a member of the Poverty commission for the Department of Statistics in Colombia. She has held visiting research positions at Center for Global Development (Washington DC), World Bank- Latin America Chief Economist office (Washington DC), DIW (Berlin). She was the editor of the Desarrollo y Sociedad Journal and now serves as invited editor for the Latin American Economic Review. She has carried out evaluations of social programs and their direct impacts on health and education, as well as its indirect effects on informality, political participation, and crime, among others. She has studied the impact of the conflict on health, demographics, and business activity. Her research has been published in the following international journals: American Economic Review pp, American Economic Journal: Policy, World Bank Economic Review, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Journal of Health Economics, World Development, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and The Lancet.






Economia, the journal of LACEA is accepting submissions at any time. Submissions should be done electronically in the following link. For more information, please click here.

Forthcoming Economía Papers:

1. "Heterogeneous Effects of Chinese Import Competition on Chilean Manufacturing Plants" by Andrés Manuel Cesar (CEDLAS-UNLP-Argentina) and Guillermo Falcone (CEDLAS-UNLP-Argentina) View Paper

2. "The Drivers and Cosequences of Resource Missalocation" by Florian Misch (International Monetary Fund-USA) and Christian Saborowski (International Monetary Fund-USA) View Paper 

3. "Strategic Debt and Unified Governments: Evidence from Latin American Presidential Transitions" by Pablo Garofalo (New Jersey City University, School of Business-USA) View Paper


The Global Development Network is calling for expressions of interest from research teams based in research institutions in developing countries to act as national focal points for GDN’s Doing Research Program. As National Focal Points, the teams would be expected to mobilize research and have experience in research of the education, research or innovation sectors of their countries. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Click here to apply 

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