Associate Professor, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Academic Year: 2019-2020
Term/Semester: Spring 2020
Jorge Tovar is Associate Professor at Universidad de Los Andes (Bogota – Colombia) and holds a Ph.D. from a U.C. Berkeley. His research initially centered on the use of industrial organization and international trade to understand how trade liberalization and globalization impacted developing countries such as Colombia. In parallel, his interest in economic history led him to study various structural changes that occurred during the independence period in Colombia, such as the manumission process. Preserving his interest in these fields, he recently draws from them to explore areas such as sports economics and the economics of households, and the relevance of them in Latin America, Colombia in particular. Regarding the former, the use of micro event-level data allows him to deepen the understanding of game theory and the ongoing globalization process. On the latter, his work extends the use of national accounts to micro-level household data to understand patterns of production, consumption, and intergenerational transfers, as well as the relative importance on the unpaid economy.