1. Exploring the effects of forced migration within hosting economies and of the role of public policies in supporting these migrants and reducing prejudice. Some of my recent work explores the effects of Syrian refugees in Jordanian's consumption decisions; the effects of a large scale regularization of forced migrants in Colombia; experiments to reduce prejudice against migrants in hosting communities.
2. Studying how firms' decisions change with economic and political shocks. I have work that studies how firms cope with Syrian refugee migration shocks in Turkey, violent crime in Colombia, and higher diversity in the United States.
3. Examining the consequences of violence and conflict in Latin America.
I hold a PhD (2015) and MA (2012) from UCLA, and a BA (2007) and MA (2008) from Universidad de los Andes.