Santiago Tobón is a post-doctoral scholar at Innovations for Poverty Action and the University of Chicago’s Pearson Institute. Tobón received his PhD in Economics from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá. He earned his Masters in Economics at the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium, and his Masters in Administration at the Universidad EAFIT, Medellín, Colombia. From 2013 to 2014, he was Advisor to the President of FINAGRO and from 2008 to 2011, he was Director of Economic Development and then Director of Cadastre and Territorial Development at the regional Government of Antioquia, Colombia. His research interests lie in development economics, specifically the fields of economics of crime and conflict, and political economy.
Innovations for Poverty Action and the University of Chicago's Pearson Institute