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Part-time Associate Professor in the Department of Business Administration. He is an economist from Universidad Católica Boliviana (Bolivia), he has a postgraduate degree in Computer Economics from Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (Bolivia), and has a Master’s degree and a Doctorate in Econometrics from the University of Geneva (Switzerland). His research focuses on statistical modeling applied to the labor economy, the informal labor market in Latin America and agribusiness. He belongs to the R4D network, sponsored by the Swiss National Fund, under which he investigates the issue of Trade Opening and its implications for informal employment. His teaching focuses on the application of quantitative methods to the Business area. Beyond the UP, his teaching experience involves international training in applied microeconometrics and mesoeconomic models of employment projection. He is affiliated with PEP-Network, an international organization in which he collaborates by mentoring research projects in southern countries under the program “Policy Analysis on Growth and Employment.” He is on the advisory committee of FinanceThink, a Macedonian-based think tank. He has collaborated with the World Bank, UNICEF and the International Labor Organization providing training and in the production of synthetic labor indicators as well as employment projections (Latin America, Africa and Europe). In the financial area, he has been a consultant for SGFC (Société de Gestion Financière et Commerciale, Nyon-Switzerland) and financial risk analyst for the international reserves of the Central Bank of Bolivia.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth


Doctor en Econometría, Universidad de Ginebra

10 Dec 2012

Magíster en Econometría, Universidad de Ginebra

30 Nov 2006

Economista, Universidad Católica Boliviana


Concytec Score

  • Level IV

Researching Topics

  • Gaps in accessing to agricultural credits
  • Underemployment

Teaching Topics

  • Multivariate statistics
  • Econometrics of time series
  • Management Science Methods
  • Microeconomics methods to evaluate impact


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