Scientific Director, J-PAL Latin America and the Caribbean
J-PAL Affiliated Professor
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Francisco Gallego is Full Professor in the Economics Institute of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) and co-Scientific Director of J-PAL Latin America & the Caribbean (LAC). His areas of interest are development economics, political economy, and the economics of education. He has worked on educational evaluations focused on the impact of information on parents’ decisions. He is the Scientific Director of J-PAL LAC. He holds a PhD in Economics from MIT.
In addition to serving as Scientific Director of J-PAL LAC, Francisco has served on the review board of J-PAL's Post-Primary Education Initiative and has lectured at J-PAL training events.