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Professor at the Graduate School of Universidad del Pacífico and Researcher at the Research Center of the same university. He has a Licentiate (professional license) in History from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Human Development from the University of Chicago, focusing on cultural influences on economic decisions and organizational behavior. He has experience advising private and non-profit sector clients to help address social change and impact evaluations. His research focuses on evidence-based ideas oriented towards tools of action that allow politicians, managers and social and commercial entrepreneurs to find appropriate solutions according to local and cultural contexts. He is a member of the International Society for New Institutional Economics, the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, the American Sociological Association, and the Society for Economic Anthropology. Previously, he served as Director of Research for the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University and as a Research Associate at Harvard Business School. Likewise, he worked as a management consultant in the design of digital solutions for the private and public sector in Barcelona-Spain, including projects financed by the European Union. He is currently working as a principal investigator for projects in the United States, Colombia and Peru.

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


Doctor of Philosophy in Human Development, The University of Chicago

20 Jun 2010

Master of Arts, The University of Chicago

11 Dec 2009

Bachiller en Historia, Yale University

May 1997

Concytec Score

  • Carlos Monge III

Researching Topics

  • Development and emerging economies
  • Entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs
  • Sales and marketing
  • Educational policies
  • Cultural studies
  • Consumption
  • Social groups
  • Philanthropy
  • Migration
  • Social policies
  • Public management
  • Edutainment
  • Data mining and Big Data
  • Social Investment
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Gender Violence
  • Mental Health
  • Migrations
  • Early Childhood
  • Civic Education
  • Financial Education
  • Transitional Justice
  • Human Development

Teaching Topics

  • Organizational culture
  • Innovation
  • Economics and culture


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