Sebastian Galiani is Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland. He obtained his PhD in Economics from the University of Oxford and works broadly in the field of Development Economics. He is also a Fellow of the NBER and BREAD. Sebastian was Secretary of Economic Policy, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Treasury, Argentina, between January of 2017 and June of 2018.
Sebastian is academic editor of PLOS ONE and associate editor of the Journal of Development Economics; Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and Latin American Economic Review. He published papers in the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of the European Economic Association, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Review of Economics and Statistics, Games and Economic Behavior, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, Labour Economics, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Economica, Economic Inquiry, Health Economics, Nature, American Journal of Epidemiology and STATA Journal among others.
Sebastian’s work has been featured in Science, The NBER Digest, The Economist, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Times Magazine, Slate and many other newspapers and magazines around the world. He received the Konex Diploma in Development Economic (2006-2016). He has served as Scientific Director of JPAL-LAC and as member of the Board of Directors of JPAL, MIT. He has also worked as consultant for Gates Foundation, United Nations, Inter-American Development Bank, Innovations for Poverty Action, World Bank, and several governments around the world.