The Global Initiative Network

GIN Member

Santiago Tobón

Professor of Economics, EAFIT University

Santiago Tobón is a Professor of Economics at EAFIT University in Medellín, Colombia. During 2022, he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. He is also affiliated with Innovations for Poverty Action—IPA, Evidence in Governance and Politics—EGAP (where he is also Co-Chair at the Crime Reduction and Police Accountability Priority Theme), J-PAL’s Crime and Violence Initiative (as an invited researcher) and Households in Conflict Network—HiCN.  Santiago is a developing economist with a special interest in crime, violence, organized crime, and public policy. He uses experimental and quasi-experimental methods. Before joining EAFIT University , he was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Chicago Pearson Institute and Innovations for Poverty Action Peace and Recovery Program.

Santiago received a Ph.D. in Economics from Universidad de los Andes in 2018, an M.A. in Economics from Universidad de los Andes in 2017, and an M.A. in Economics from Université catholique de Louvain in 2012. He received the 2020 Juan Luis Londoño Medal, awarded every two years to Colombians of 40 years or less who deserve recognition for the impact of their research and policy work on the welfare of Colombians.


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