Andres Gomez

Andres Gomez


Andres joined the Center for International Development's Growth Lab as a Postdoctoral Fellow in 2014.

He is currently investigating the mechanisms that explain the economic differences between cities in terms of their internal occupational and industrial mix. He is also helping with the development of atlases of economic complexity for Colombia, Mexico, and Peru.

Since his doctoral studies, he has been part of the Cities, Scaling and Sustainability research group at the Santa Fe Institute. There, he has been investigating the statistical properties of urban aggregate output to extract information about how cities coordinate heterogeneous and interdependent individuals in large scale production processes.

He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Arizona State University, a Master's degree in Industrial Engineering and a B.S. in Physics, both from La Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia.

Current Research/Projects Areas of Expertise
Mexico/Colombia Atlas of Economic Complexity Collective Learning
Economic Diversification Economic Complexity
Urban Economic Development Complex Networks
Urban Scaling Urban Scaling Phenomena
Economic Complexity Statistical Mechanics
Cultural Evolution  

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