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Eduardo Montero

Assistant Professor
Harris Public Policy

Eduardo Montero is an economist whose interests include development economics, political economy, and economic history, and the intersections among these interrelated topics. His current research centers on understanding how institutions and cultural norms affect development and development policy in Central America and Central Africa.

He is a faculty research fellow with the National Bureau of Economic Research and an affiliate of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development. His research has been published in the American Economic Review and American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings, and is forthcoming in the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Journal of Political Economy.

Originally from Costa Rica, Montero graduated from Stanford University with a BA in economics and an MS in statistics, and earned his PhD in economics from Harvard University. Most recently, he was an assistant professor at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.

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