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Daniel Mauricio Rico

Researcher and PhD Candidate, Maryland University; Researcher, Ideas for Peace Foundation & Director, C-Analysis applied Criminology

Daniel Mauricio Rico is an economist from the National University of Colombia and a Political Scientist from Los Andes University. He has been a Fulbright scholar for Master of Public Administration (M.P.A) and is currently a candidate to PhD of Criminology and public policy at University of Maryland.

Daniel Mauricio Rico has worked as policy advisor for Drug Policy, Anti-Money Laundering and Against Organized Crime for the Financial Intelligence Unit of Colombia, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Justice and The Colombian National Security Council. As a consultant on Money Laundering and Criminal Economies analysis, his experience includes working with UNODC, UNDP, the US Department of State and multiple national and international banks.

Recent publications

  • Rico, Daniel; “La Hoja de Coca en el Pacífico Colombiano: Evidencias para Redefinir sus Causas y Dinámicas” como parte del libro publicado por PNUD y UNODC Colombia, “Los mercados de la coca en Colombia” (2013).
  • Gallego and Rico; “La inelasticidad de los precios de la hoja de coca frente a los programas de aspersión y erradicación: Modelo econométrico de series de tiempo en las subregiones de Colombia” como parte del libro publicado por PNUD y UNODC Colombia, “Los mercados de la coca en Colombia” (2014).
  • Rico, Daniel; “La dimensión internacional de las Bandas Criminales colombianas” como parte del libro publicado por el Woodrow Wilson Center sobre el crimen organizado en América Latina (2013).
  • Mejia and Rico; “Microeconomía de la Producción y el Tráfico de Cocaína en Colombia”, publicado como el primer capítulo del libro: “Políticas Antidrogas en Colombia: Logros, Avances y Extravíos” ediciones Uniandes (2010)
  • Rico, Daniel; “The Economics of Drug Market Regulation in Latin America: Would Regulation Significantly Impact the Cocaine Supply Chain?” Becley Report (2016).

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