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Santiago Saavedra, Ph.D. • Visiting Assistant Professor

Office Location: Lawrence Street Center 470

Areas of Expertise:
Development and Environmental Economics

Ph.D. in Economics, Stanford University, 2017
B.A. in Economics (Magna Cum Laude), B.S. in Mathematics (Summa Cum Laude) Universidad de los Andes - Colombia, 2010

Santiago is Assistant Professor at the Economics Department in Universidad del Rosario.  Visting Colorado University at Denver, during 2022.  His research interests are in Development  and Environmental Economics.  In particular, he is interested in how economic development affects natural resources, and how this in turn affects the path out of poverty. To overcome data availability limitations, he uses spatial and computational tools. He has studied the response of illegal mining to a change in royalty taxes and health effects of gold mining in Colombia. Deforestation after the peace agreement and of communal land titling. He has also studied the migration of miner networks and the labor supply of biketaxis in Kenya.