Mauricio Romero

Assistant Professor

I am an assistant professor of economics at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).

I was born and raised in Colombia, where I earned a B.A. in economics (summa cum laude) and a B.A. in mathematics (cum laude) from Universidad de los Andes. I did a Ph.D. in economics at the University of California, San Diego. I have affiliations at the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), and Experiments in Governance and Politics (EGAP).

My work focuses on the bottlenecks that impede high-quality government provision of education, health care, and environmental protection. In conjunction with my empirical research agenda, I work on methodological issues in applied econometrics and statistics.