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Associate Member of the European Development Network (EUDN).

J-PAL Affiliated Professor
SPIA Panel Member

AMA Innovation Lab (BASIS)

Rachid Laajaj

Associate Professor of Economics

Universidad de Los Andes

Calle 19A No. 1-37 Este, Oficina W817 Bogota, Colombia


Rachid is an associate professor of Economics at the University of Los Andes in Bogotá. His primary areas of research are technology adoption in agriculture, corruption and, human capital. He studies these issues from a micro-development perspective, both theoretical and empirical, paying particular attention to the role of information. A lot of his work evaluates what policies can best contribute to poverty alleviation, using most up to date evaluation methods. Rachid published in top journals, including AEJ: Applied, Science Advances, Journal of Human Resources and Journal of Development Economics. He received his PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Wisconsin Madison and did a post-doc at Paris School of Economics. He teaches Econometrics, Microeconomics, Development Economics and Corruption in Developing Countries.