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Juan A. Echenique

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PhD Student

Juan is an economist and Ph.D. student at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. His long-term research interest involves the study of human capital, health, education, and social policy. Within this framework his interested in the identification of causal parameters in the context of program evaluation. His doctoral research analyzes the effects of need-based services (home-visits and stimulation workshops) during the first two years of life on the formation of psychomotor skills and health in Chile, based on a complex set of administrative health records.

Previously his Ph.D., Juan worked as a consultant for The World Bank. Juan also holds a B.A and M.A in Economics for the Universidad de Chile (Chile) and an M.A in Economics from the University of Maryland.

Areas of Interest
  • Human capital; health; education; social policy