Juan Sebastián Galán
Assistant Professor in Economics
Department of Economics
Universidad de los Andes
I am an economist studying the institutional and cultural foundations of economic development in Latin America.
My research examines a range of historical and contemporary issues, including state capacity, conflict, cultural norms, and how they affect development policies, such as agrarian reform or industrial policy. I have a PhD. from Harvard University.
- Colonial Legal Institutions, Bureaucracy, and Economic Development in Mexico
- Tied to the Land? Intergenerational Mobility and Agrarian Reform in Colombia
- Social Structure, Patrimonialism, and Paramilitarism in Colombia
- Embedded Dependence: The State and Industrial Policy in Colombia
- African Origins of Development in the Colombian Pacific
- Fears and Dreams: Social Origins of Paramilitary Behavior in Colombia