Edgar O. Castro Mendez

Edgar O. Castro Mendez

Edgar O. Castro Mendez

Graduate Research Assistant

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. 

Selected Publications

Carrillo, Paul & Castro Mendez, Edgar Orlando & Scartascini, Carlos. (2017). Do Rewards Work? Evidence from the Randomization of Public Works. IDB WORKING PAPER SERIES No IDB-WP-794. 10.2139/ssrn.3103797. C

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.

Education

B.A. in Economics, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

M.A. in Economics, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia