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Felipe Barrera-Osorio

Associate Professor of Public Policy, Education and Economics, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations

Felipe Barrera-Osorio is associate professor of education and economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He will join the faculty of Peabody College in July 2020.

The main objective of Barrera-Osorio's research is to study the effects of educational policies in developing countries. This agenda intersects development economics and the economics of education. He is part of a new generation of development economists who aim to test the effects of different school- and system-wide education policies. The premise of this evidence-based agenda is to formulate clear hypotheses about why a policy may work, create an intervention that can test the idea, measure and evaluate the impacts of the intervention, and, if successful, scale up the intervention.