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Daniel Ortega
Director of impact evaluation and policy learning

Ph.D. in Economics, University of Maryland College Park (August 2002). M.A. in Economics, University of Maryland College Park (December 2000). B.A. in Economics, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas (July 1997). At the moment, Daniel is the Director of Impact Evaluation and Policy Learning at CAF and associate Professor (Adjunct) at Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA) since 2004.

Previously Daniel was the Impact Evaluation Coordinator and Senior Economist at CAF from 2006 to 2014. He also was Research Economist at the Economic Advisory Office to the National Assembly of Venezuela (2002-2004)


Recent publications
  • The Price of Political Opposition: Evidence from Venezuela's Maisanta. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 196-214, 2011 (with Chang-Tai Hsieh, Edward Miguel and Francisco Rodriguez)
  • Human Development of Peoples. Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 11 (2), 229-257, 2010
  • The Effect of Wage Compression and Alternative Labor Market Opportunities on Teacher Quality in Venezuela. Economics of Education Review, 29 (5), 760-771, 2010
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