David Cerero Guerra

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Graduate School Student



115 Prospect Street, Rosenkranz Hall



David studies how armed actors in Latin-America govern communities and how interactions between them and the state generate violent and non-violent equilibriums. More broadly, he is interested in quantitative methods and formal models to understand violence and peace in developing contexts. David holds a Fulbright scholarship. Currently, he works as the graduate student coordinator for the Quantitative Research Methods Workshops at Yale.

Previously, he worked as a Research Associate in a project aimed at understanding gang governance conditions in neighborhoods in Medellín, Colombia. He worked as a Research Analyst in governance, crime and ex-combatants projects, he was a Data Adviser in the National Planning Department of Colombia, and Research Assistant for a World Bank and Harvard University project in developing countries. 


  • MSc in Economics, Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia
  • BA in Economics, Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia

Working Papers:

Blattman, C., Cerero, D., Mesa, J. & Tobón, S. Measuring the Measurement Error: Experimental Analysis of Extortion in Medellín. 

Fields of Interest: 
Political Economy