Ernesto Schargrodsky received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1998. He is President of the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has been the Dean of the Business School of the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, the Edward Laroque Tinker Visiting Professor at Stanford University, and the De Fortabat Visiting Scholar at Harvard University. Schargrodsky's research includes studies of the impact of police deployment on crime, the effect of the privatization of water companies on child mortality, the analysis of popular support for privatizations, the relationship between bureaucratic wages and corruption, the effect of using electronic systems for the payment of welfare programs, and the effects of awarding land titles to squatters. His work has been published at the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Public Economics, and Journal of Development Economics, inter alia. He has received the Bernardo Houssay Award for Young Researcher in the Social Sciences of the Ministry of Education of Argentina and the Premio Consagración from the National Academy of Economic Sciences of Argentina. He has been awarded fellowships, grants and prizes from Harvard University, Stanford University, Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank, United Nations, Tinker Foundation, International Finance Corporation, Financial Times, PREAL, CONICET of Argentina, and the Global Development Network.