Civil Engineer (EIA), M.A. and Ph. D. in Economics (NYU). Previously worked as Regional Chief Economist and researcher at the Medellín Branch at Banco de la República. Before joining the Banco de la República: Director of Social Development at the Department of National Planning of Colombia, Deputy Director at the Administrative Department of National Statistics of Colombia, and professor and researcher at the Department of Economics of Universidad de los Andes. Has taught in the Departments of Economics of Universidad Javeriana, Universidad de Antioquia, Universidad EAFIT, and Universidad Autónoma Latinoamericana.