Douglas Barrios joined the Center for International Development's Growth Lab as a Research Fellow in 2013.
Before joining CID he worked in McKinsey’s Bogotá office as a Public Sector Specialist where he served public and social sector organizations throughout Latin America in a broad set of topics ranging from ICT promotion strategies to education policy design. Other previous experience include serving as an external policy adviser for local governments as well as political campaigns in Venezuela.
His research interests are focused on urban dynamics, natural resource extraction and rent management, behavioral economics and the political economics behind policy design.
He holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the Universidad Metropolitana (Venezuela) and a Masters in Public Administration and International Development at the Harvard Kennedy School (MPA-ID 2012).
|Current Research/Projects||Areas of Expertise|
|Western Australia||Subnational Growth Diagnostics|
Economic Diversification Strategies
- Barrios, D., Grisanti, A., Morales, J.R., Obach, J., Ramos, J., Santos, M.A., & Tapia, J., 2018. There is a future after cars: Economic Growth Analysis for Hermosillo.
- Barrios, D., Russell, S. & Andrews, M., 2016. Bringing Home the Gold? A Review of the Economic Impact of Hosting Mega-Events.
- España, L.P., Morales, J.R. & Barrios, D., 2016. Poverty, coverage of the Missions and social protection needs for the economic reform of Venezuela.
- Barrios, D. & Santos, M.A.. ¿Cuánto puede tomarle a Venezuela recuperarse del colapso económico y qué debemos hacer?
- How many more migrants and refugees can we expect out of Venezuela?, Brookings
- ¿Llevará la hiperinflación a la transición democrática en Venezuela?, The New York Times
- Cómo salvar a Venezuela, The New York Times
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