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Visiting Associate Professor | 2023

Rachid Laajaj

Visiting Associate Professor
King Center on Global Development

Associate Professor of Economics
Universidad de Los Andes

Rachid is an associate professor of economics at the University of Los Andes in Bogotá. His primary areas of research are technology adoption in agriculture, corruption and, human capital. He studies these issues from a micro-development perspective, both theoretical and empirical, paying particular attention to the role of information. A lot of his work evaluates what policies can best contribute to poverty alleviation, using most up to date evaluation methods. Rachid published in top journals, including AEJ: Applied, Science Advances, Journal of Human Resources and Journal of Development Economics. He received his PhD in applied economics from the University of Wisconsin Madison and did a postdoc at Paris School of Economics. He teaches econometrics, microeconomics, development economics and corruption in developing countries.