Douglas Barrios

Douglas Barrios

Senior Manager, Applied Research, Growth Lab
Douglas Barrios

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
Venezuela Economic Diversification
Economic Growth Analysis in Hermosillo Growth Diagnostics
Design of Productive Transformation Strategies
for Baja California, Campeche and Tabasco
Subnational Growth Strategies
Social Policy


Contact Information

Center for International Development
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Cambridge, MA 02138