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Carlos Rodríguez Castelán

Senior Economist, Poverty Global Practice, World Bank
Carlos Rodríguez-Castelán is Senior Economist in the Poverty Global Practice at the World Bank. Currently, he leads the poverty and equity program in Colombia and co-leads the Global Solutions Area on Markets and Institutions for Poverty Reduction and Shared Prosperity. He also has contributed to the Bank’s poverty and equity agenda in Chile, Mexico, Paraguay and Uruguay, and to the corporate activity of Data for Goals. Prior to joining the World Bank he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Foreign Policy and Global Economy and Development Programs of the Brookings Institution. His research has focused on development economics and applied microeconomics, particularly on poverty and inequality analysis, non-competitive market structures, social protection and education. He received his PhD and MA in Economics from Cornell University, and holds a Masters in Public Policy and a double-degree in Economics and Political Science from Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM).