Carlos Rodríguez-Castelán

Carlos Rodríguez-Castelán is a Senior Economist and Global Lead for markets and institutions in the Poverty and Equity Global Practice. He leads a knowledge program in areas related to distributional effects of economic reforms, poverty and inequality, and markets dynamics in Colombia and Mexico. He also co-leads a regional study on shocks and welfare in Latin America. Previously, he led lending operations and analytical work on social inclusion in Chile, Colombia and Uruguay. He also led the Latin America Team for Statistical Development.

Prior to joining the World Bank, Carlos was a postdoctoral fellow at the Brookings Institution. Before that he worked for the Government of Mexico, and held short-term research positions at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, and at the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank. His research interests are in the fields of development economics and public economics. He has published in several academic journals and is co-author of Word Bank reports including Shared Prosperity and Poverty Eradication in Latin America, and Inequality in a Lower Growth Latin America. He holds a PhD and a MA in Economics from Cornell University, and a MPP and B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM).

Content by Carlos Rodríguez-Castelán
  • Blog post

    High incidence of violent crime may drive geographic chronic poverty

    Exposure to crime disproportionately affects poorer communities. In the case of Mexico, poorer municipalities have fewer resources for comping with the associated risks of high incidence of crime, leaving them trapped in poverty. Violent crime may directly affect economic activity through a multiplicity of factors, such as deteriorating health conditions, lower school...

    27 Sep 2016 | Carlos Rodríguez-Castelán, Adán Martínez-Cruz