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Marcela Eslava

Universidad de Los Andes

Marcela Eslava is Professor and Dean of Economics at Universidad de Los Andes, in Bogotá, and a research affiliate of LACEA and the IPA’s SME program. She holds a PhD degree from University of Maryland at College Park.

Her current research interests include the effect of the COVID19 crisis on the labor market and firms in developing economies; the relationship between firm dynamics and regulations; the relationship between business growth and the evolution of productivity vs. demand at the firm; the effect of credit constraints on business performance and aggregate productivity, and the policy alternatives to address financial restrictions to businesses. Her research has been published in leading academic journals such as the American Economic Review, the Review of Economics and Statistics; the Review of Economic Dynamics; the Journal of Public Economics; and the Journal of Development Economics.

She has been awarded the Global Development Network’s Medal for Research on Development, and the Latin American Econometric Society’s Mario Henrique Simonsen Memorial Lecture. She was also chief co-editor for Economia, the journal of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association, LACEA. Marcela is also a voting member of the Latin American Standing Committee of the Econometric Society; and member of board of Trustees of the Research Institute for Development, Growth and Economics, RIDGE.

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