Guillermo Alves is a student in the economics doctoral program. He has an MA in Economics from Brown and a BA from the University of the Republic, Uruguay. He plans to do research in Development Economics in Latin America, with a special focus in the Economics of Cities and the Economics of Inequality.

Jorge Eduardo Pérez Pérez is a raduate student in the Economics department. A Colombian national, he holds a M.A. in Economics from Brown, a B.A. in Economics and a B.A in Finance from Universidad del Rosario at Colombia. He has worked for three years in applied economics, first on consumer economics at Colombia and later on fiscal policy in Latin America countries. His research interests include labor economics, econometrics and economic growth.

Aurora Ramírez is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Economics with particular interests in Development Economics and Political Economy. Prior to enrolling at Brown, she worked for two years as a research assistant for the Senior Country Economist for Mexico at the Inter-American Development Bank and two years as an advisor in the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Finance of Mexico. She holds a M.A in Economics from Brown, a master’s degree in Economic Theory from ITAM and a BA in Economics from ITAM. In her dissertation research, she studies the effect of land ownership reforms in the allocation of local public goods in rural Mexico.