Research Scientist - Criminal and Juvenile Justice Lead

Diego Amador, Ph.D.

Diego Amador is a Research Scientist with the Texas Policy Lab. He has a doctoral degree in Economics and has conducted research on several topics, including human capital formation, education, and sexual and reproductive health. Before joining the Texas Policy Lab, Dr. Amador was an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Universidad de los Andes. Through research and teaching, he has experience in a wide range of quantitative methods, which he expects to apply to the design and implementation of rigorous evaluations of social programs and interventions in order to help inform policymaking in Texas.

Dr. Amador received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015.  He also holds an M.Sc. in Economics and a B.A. in Anthropology from Universidad de los Andes.

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