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Ph.D., 2014, Applied Economics and Management
Catalina Herrera received her PhD in applied economics from Cornell University. Her main field of research is development economics, with a primary focus on the microeconometric analysis of population, health and education issues in Sub Saharan Africa and Latin America. As a Hewlett Foundation/IIE PhD Dissertation Fellow, she studied: i) the causal impact of teenage pregnancy on young women’s schooling and cognitive skills in Madagascar as well as the role of reproductive health policies in increasing female human capital; ii) the role of maternal cognitive ability in improving children’s health in Madagascar and iii) the determinants of internal migration among young people in Senegal. Catalina holds a B A and MA in economics from the Universidad de los Andes (Bogota, Colombia). She has worked for the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, in Washington D.C., and the Public Policy Evaluation Directorate in Colombia’s Ministry of National Planning.