I am a PhD student at the Economics Department. My current research interests lie within applied economics, with special focus on development, political economy, and human capital formation. More precisely, I am interested in the interaction between institutions and economic development. In the past, I have studied how peer pressure can help with a social sub-optimality arising from externalities in restroom behavior as in the case of handwashing and urinal flushing. I also studied domestic violence and empowerment in the context of a public housing program in Argentina. I hold a MA and a BS in Economics from Universidad de San Andrés (Argentina). Prior to Brown, I was a fellow in the Research Department at the Inter-American Development Bank.