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Sebastian Galiani is the Mancur Olson Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland. He obtained his PhD in Economics from the University of Oxford and works broadly in the field of Economics. He is also a Fellow of the NBER and BREAD. Sebastian was Secretary of Economic Policy, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Treasury, Argentina, between January of 2017 and June of 2018.

Sebastian is associate editor of the Journal of Development Economics; Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and Latin American Economic Review. He published papers in the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of the European Economic Association, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Review of Economics and Statistics, Canadian Journal of Economics, Games and Economic Behavior, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, Labour Economics, Health Economics, Journal of Comparative Economics, Economica, Economic Inquiry, Economics and Politics, Research in Economics, Nature, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, American Journal of Epidemiology and STATA Journal among others.

Sebastian’s work has been featured in Science, The NBER Digest, The Economist, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Times Magazine, Slate and many other newspapers and magazines around the world. He received the Konex Diploma in Development Economic (2006-2016). He has also worked as consultant for Gates Foundation, United Nations, Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank, and several governments around the world.