Sebastian Gallegos

Research Economist, Inter-American Development Bank

Sebastián Gallegos was a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project at the Woodrow Wilson School and the Department of Economics at Princeton University. His areas of interest include economics of education, development and labor economics. Sebastian holds a B.S. & M.Sc. in Economics from Universidad de Chile, a M.A. in Economics from Northwestern University, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy from The University of Chicago.

Gallegos is currently a Research Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC. He works with the Strategic Planning and Development Effectiveness Office. He's also a Research Fellow at the Behavioral Economics Working Group.

He uses economic models, field experiments and big data to study behavioral and human capital topics.​

Gallegos is also on the Scientific Committee of the new LACEA BRAIN Network and member of the University of Chicago HCEO working group.