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Jesús Rodríguez Moreno

I’m a Venezuelan/Spanish economist, currently based in Cardiff, UK. My research interests are public economics, development, labor economics, education, public policy, institutions and political economy.

I work as a research assistant at the Wales Fiscal Analysis, a research unit within the Wales Governance Centre (WGC) at Cardiff University. I recently completed an MITx Micromaster Program in Data, Economics, and Development Policy designed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). In 2018, I received an MSc. in Economics from University of Warwick and a Master in Public Policy from IESA in 2012.

Before joining WGC, I worked as a research assistant for professor Elliott Ash from ETH Zurich, where I participated in several research projects on public finance and the intersection between law and economics. For instance, I conducted the replication files for the paper Ideas have consequences: the impact of law and economics on American Justice (joint with Suresh Naidu at Columbia and Daniel L. Chen at Toulouse) reject and resubmit in the Quarterly Journal of Economics. I also collected, organized and cleaned data on local tax revenues and budget information by county-year for the paper “Fiscal pressures and discriminatory policing: Evidence from traffic stops in Missouri” published in the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics (joint with Allison Harris at Yale University).