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Leonardo Urrea Rios

  • PhD Student (2nd year)

Leonardo Urrea R. is a Ph.D. Student majoring in macroeconomics and development. His research interests lie in economic policy, development economics, economic history, and quantitative modelling.

Prior to starting his doctoral work at the University of Pittsburgh, Leonardo earned his BA and MSc in Economics from Universidad Nacional de Colombia. He began his professional career in the Macroeconomic Policy Office and in the Fiscal Affairs Office of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit of Colombia, later he served as an economist in the Fiscal Management Division of the Inter-American Development Bank and as Researcher at the Center for Development Research of Universidad Nacional de Colombia. He has been lecturer in Quantitative Data Analysis and Economic Analysis, Macroeconomics, Economic History of Colombia, Economic Development, Mathematical Economics, and Economic Doctrines.

He writes for media outlets such as El Tiempo and Razón Pública, and founded in 2020 the Macroeconomic Division Analysis at the National University of Colombia.

    Education & Training

  • Master of Science in Economics, National University of Colombia, 2017
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics, National University of Colombia, 2013
Research Interests

Macroeconomics, economic policy, economic history, and development economics.