Omar Rodriguez

PhD fellow

Research group(s):
2. Social Protection, Inclusive Innovation and Development

Educational Background

MSc Political Economy and Economic Analysis, Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Colombia. 2007
BA Economics, Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Colombia. 2003

Working experience

Departamento Nacional de Planeación. 2007-2010. Policies designed: Income Generation Policy (2009), Guidelines for Strenghthening of the System of Human Capital Formation (2010)
MAZDA - Compañía Colombiana Automotriz. 2006-2007. Sectoral studies, economic analysis and econometric forecasts.
Universidad Nacional de Colombia (2004-2006). Research assistant, project Socio-Economic Development of Colombia, 1945-2005

Research interests

Topics: Entrepreneurship, development economics, impact evaluation, treatment effects.
Policies: Entrepreneurship; employment; and poverty reduction.

Currently, I am studying the impact of policies targeted at the poor. Particularly, I am interested in the impact that entrepreneurship policies have on this particular population. Specially, when they are a part of a more complete, overarching poverty reduction strategy, for instance, alongside social protection interventions. For the analysis at hand, econometric techniques such as marginal treatment effects and binary dependent variable will be used.

Selected publications by Omar Rodriguez