Peer-reviewed publications

Diffusion of crime control benefits: forced eradication and coca crops in Colombia (with Leonardo Fabio Morales). 2022. Spatial Economic Analysis.

Forests, Coca, and Conflict: Grass Frontier Dynamics and Deforestation in the Amazon-Andes (with Liliana Dávalos, Jennifer Holmes, Sara Tucker, & Dolors Armenteras). 2021. Journal of Illicit Economies and Development. 3(1), 74–96.

Heterogeneous effects of agricultural technical assistance in Colombia (with Nicolás Torres & Leonardo Fabio Morales). 2021. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. 1-23.

Social Investment and Smallholder Coca Cultivation in Colombia (with Liliana M. Dávalos). 2020. The Journal of Development Studies, 56(6), 1118-1140. Media coverage Vice. Consulte espacio interactivo.

Opposition Support and the Experience of Violence Explain the Colombian Peace Referendum (with Leonardo Fabio Morales, Jennifer Holmes, & Liliana M. Dávalos). 2018. Journal of Politics in Latin America, 10(2), 99-122.

Economic crisis promotes fertility decline in poor areas: Evidence from Colombia (with Leonardo Fabio Morales). 2017. Demographic Research, 37, 867-888.

Identifying the Macro-Level Drivers of Adolescent Fertility Rate in Latin America: The Role of School-Based Sexuality Education (with Claudia N. Avellaneda). 2017. American Journal of Sexuality Education, 12(4), 358-382.

New Answers to an Old Problem: Social Investment and Coca Crops in Colombia. 2016. International Journal of Drug Policy, 31, 121-130. Results from this research support revising the United States strategy in Colombia. Report from the United States Government Accountability Office.

Demographic Characteristics of High School Math and Science Teachers and Girls Success in STEM (Elizabeth Stearns, Martha Bottia, Roslyn Arlin Mickelson, Stephanie Moller, & Lauren Valentino). 2016. Social Problems, 63(1), 87-110.

Not so Sweet Sugar Cane. 2007. Desarrollo y Sociedad, 59, 117-164.

Working papers

Efectos fiscales del salario mínimo en Colombia (with Luis E. Arango, Jesús Alonso Botero García, Daniela Gallo, & Estefany Hernández). Borradores de Economía, 1216, 2022.

The Interaction between Formal and Informal labor dynamics: Revealing Job Flows from Household Surveys (with Leonardo Fabio Morales, & Didier Hermida) Borradores de Economía, 1090, 2019.

Is there a balloon effect? Coca crops and forced eradication in Colombia (with Leonardo Fabio Morales). Documento de trabajo CIEF EAFIT No. 19-08 2019.