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Land Economy, Environment & Society
Behavioural Change & Innovation
I am a microeconomist who specializes in public economics, experimental economics, microeconometric, linear programming and game theory modelling (PhD at West Virginia University). Before joining SRUC, I worked as a full-time associate professor at University of Antioquia (UA), Colombia, where I worked in a diversity of consulting projects for private enterprises and public institutions. During my time at UA, I also built and directed a laboratory in experimental economics.
My research interests focus on understanding the behavioural response of consumers and producers to public policy as well as on building mathematical and statistical models aimed at analysing the economic consequences of public policy. Work has been done on four fronts. Firstly, I have analysed the consequences of trade policy on industrial total factor productivity change. Secondly, I have modelled crime policy and attempted to determine the consequences of drug enforcement on violence. On this topic, I have also analysed the behavioural response of producers and consumers to drug enforcement. Thirdly, I have investigated in the laboratory whether individuals react to punishment, and whether individuals’ aversion to risk is correlated with their policy compliance. Finally, I became interested in analysing climate change policies and the behavioural response of individuals to climate change and climate change policy.
Address: Land Economy, Environment and Society Research Group, SRUC, King's Buildings, West Mains Road Edinburgh EH9 3JG
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