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