Alumni profile

Silvia Consuelo Gómez Soler

Thesis: How Does Exposure to Civil Conflict Affect Human Capital Accumulation? Evidence from Standardized Exit Exams in Colombia, 2015

Promotor(s): Jaap Dronkers & Jorge Restrepo



  • BSC Economics - Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogota, Colombia)
  • MSc Economics - Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogota, Colombia)
  • MA International Development (Development Economics) - American University (Washington D.C., USA)



Silvia C. Gómez Soler holds a BSc and a MSc in Economics from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogota, Colombia), and a MA in International Development (Development Economics) from American University (Washington DC).

Silvia has experience in the Academia and in the financial sector. She has worked as instructor of Economics and as researcher at Universidad Javeriana (Colombia), Universidad de los Andes (Colombia), and American University (Washington DC). Silvia has also worked in the financial sector as an economic researcher at Corficolombiana (Corficolombiana belongs to Grupo Aval, one of the largest economic organizations in Colombia). 

Her research interests are focused on education, civil conflict, and program evaluation techniques. As part of her PhD research, Silvia wants to explore the relationship between civil conflict and educational achievement through the use of program evaluation techniques.

Silvia is currently working as Associated Researcher at the Resource Centre for Conflict Analysis (CERAC) and as Instructor of Economics at Universidad Javeriana’s Economics Department (Bogota, Colombia).


Selected publications by Silvia Consuelo Gómez Soler