Mauricio Romero

Mauricio Romero

Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)

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), Experiments in Governance and Politics (EGAP), the Center for Global Development (CGD), and The Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD).

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.