Experimental Economics, Public Economics, Political Economy
Edgar Castro is an economics Ph.D. student at Mason. He holds a bachelor's and master's degree in economics from Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia. Before coming to ICES, Edgar was a research assistant and economic consultant for both private and public institutions such as the Colombian Ministry of Labor in Bogota. In 2014, he moved to the DC area as a Research Fellow at the Inter-American Development Bank. His research focuses on designing tools for public policy by using rigorous empirical analysis.
“Hoarding and Price Restrictions” (with Cesar Martinelli)
“How does flexibilization of public procurement affect its efficiency?” (with Anastasya Yarygina Udovenko)
“Patronage Networks and Favoritism in Colombian Public Procurement” (with Hugo Diaz)
“Collective Deliberation: Theory and Experiment” (with Mikhail Freer and Cesar Martinelli)
Carrillo, P. E., Castro, E., and Scartascini, C. (2021). Public good provision and property tax compliance: Evidence from a natural experiment. Journal of Public Economics, 198:104422.
Castro, Edgar & Scartascini, Carlos (2019). Imperfect Attention in Public Policy: A Field Experiment during a Tax Amnesty in Argentina. Technical report, IDB Discussion Paper No 665.
B.A. in Economics, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
M.A. in Economics, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia