David Cerero Guerra

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Graduate School Student

 

Bio:

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. He currently holds a Fulbright scholarship for graduate studies in the U.S.
 
Previously, he worked as a Research Associate for Innovations for Poverty Action in a project aimed at understanding gang governance conditions in low-income neighborhoods in Colombia. He worked as a Research Analyst in governance, crime, and ex-combatants projects, was a Data Adviser in the National Planning Department of Colombia, and was a Research Assistant for a World Bank and Harvard University project in developing countries.
 

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Education:

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

Working Papers & Publications:

  • Cerero-Guerra, D. Crop Prices and Violence: The Crop Substitution Effect in the Presence of Illegal Markets. [Working Paper]
  • Cerero-Guerra, D. Oil and Violence: A Natural Experiment on the Extensive Margin in Colombia. [Working Paper].
  • Blattman, C., Cerero-Guerra, D., Mesa, J. & Tobón, S. Measuring the Measurement Error: Experimental Analysis of Extortion in Medellín. [Working paper].
  • Blattman, C., Cerero-Guerra, D., Duncan, G., Hernandez, S., Lessing, B., Martinez, J. F., Mesa-Mejia, J.P., Montoya, H. & Tobon, S. (2022). Crimen y Covid-19. Cómo los combos de Medellín respondieron a la pandemia [Crime and COVID-19: How Medellin Gangs reacted to the pandemic]. In Cortes, D., Posso, C., & Villamizar-Villegas, M. (Editorial Universidad del Rosario, Banco de la República). COVID-19 Consecuencias y desafíos de la economia colombiana [COVID-19: Consequences and Challenges for the Colombian Economy]. 2022.
  • Cerero-Guerra, D. Evaluación de Impacto de la Infraestructura recreativa y cultural en los niveles de crimen locales [Impact Evaluation of the Recreative and Cultural Infrastructure on the Local Crime Levels]. Master’s degree Thesis. Universidad de los Andes. Bogotá. 2014

Interests:

  • Political Economy