I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Economic Analysis and Policy from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. I am also a Ph.D. fellow at the Centre for Real Estate and Urban Economics, and an Economist and Deemed Employee at Statistics Canada. Before grad school, I was a junior economist at the Economic Research Department of the Central Bank of Chile.

My current projects include: combining machine learning methods with economic theory to delineate neighbourhoods based on historical location choices, using administrative data to study the causal impact of local agglomeration spillovers on entrepreneurial success while accounting for ownership location choices at the neighbourhood level, and recently analyzing the existence and effects of location constraints for women and immigrant entrepreneurial outcomes.

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  • Urban Economics
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Industrial Organization
  • Ph.D. in Economic Analysis and Policy, 2022

    Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

  • M.A. in Economic Analysis, 2012

    University of Chile

  • B.A. in Economics, 2010

    University of Toronto

Fellowships, Grants and Awards

TD Management Data and Analytics Lab
TD MDAL Research Grant
Covers research costs related to a project using frontier methods in data analytics and machine learning.
BEAR PhD Award
Covers research costs related to a project that studies agents behaviour
2018 CRESSE Canadian Fellow
In eight distinct self-contained Modules of up to 16-hour duration each, the summer school provided a comprehensive account of the most up-to-date developments in economic theory, empirical analysis and legislation in the policy areas of Competition and Regulation.
Connaught Fund
Connaught International Student Scholarship
Award intended to attract excellent international doctoral students. Every year, around 20 scholarships are awarded across all University of Toronto first year students.
Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
Young Economist Delegate
Their aim is to bring together Nobel Laureates in Economic Sciences and young economists to foster economic research exchange between different generations and cultures
Universidad de Chile
Best Graduate Student Award
Given to the student with the highest GPA in the 2012 cohort of the M.A. in Economic Analysis from the Department of Economics, Universidad de Chile

Academic and Professional Experience

(last 5 years)

Statistics Canada
Economist | Economic Analysis Division
Jan 2021 – Present Ottawa and Remote
Statistics Canada
Deemed Employee | Canadian Centre for Data Development and Economic Research
Feb 2019 – Present Ottawa and Remote
Statistics Canada
Research Affiliate | Economic Analysis Division
Aug 2019 – Mar 2020 Ottawa
Finance Canada
Visiting Assistant Economist
May 2020 – Jul 2020 Remote
Rotman School of Management | University of Toronto
Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant
Aug 2016 – Present Toronto

Teaching Assistant:

  • Managerial Economics (MBA)
  • Model-Based Decision Making (MBA)
  • Real Estate Finance and Investment (MBA/Commerce)
  • Sports Analytics (MBA)
  • Strategic Management (MBA)

Research Assistant:

  • Lu Han
  • Nate Baum-Snow
  • Will Strange
  • Bernardo Blum
  • Joanne Oxley
  • Pamela Medina-Quispe