Rachid is an assistant professor in Economics at the University of Los Andes in Bogota. His primary areas of research are technology adoption in agriculture, corruption and, human capital. He studies these issues from a micro-development perspective, both theoretical and empirical, paying particular attention to the role of information. A lot of his work evaluates what policies can best contribute to poverty alleviation, using most up to date evaluation methods. Rachid published in top field journals, including Journal of Development Economics and Journal of Agricultural Economics. He received his PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Wisconsin Madison and did a post-doc at Paris School of Economics. He teaches Econometrics, Development Economics and Corruption in Developing Countries.