Parallel session
Improving educational outcomes and reducing disparities

CEC 5.1 | Auditorium: Thursday, 6 October 2022, 13:30-15:00 (UTC-5)

This session will be in Spanish with English translation available.


13:30-15:00 (UTC-5)

Carlos Enrique Hoyos-Pontón | Chair and presenter

Patrones de desigualdad educativa: la educación media técnica en Colombia y su impacto en las oportunidades de tránsito efectivo a la educación superior (Patterns of education inequality: technical high school education in Colombia and its impact on an effective transit to higher education)
(co-author: Alexander Villarraga-Orjuela)

Carlos Hoyos-Pontón is an Economist from Universidad del Norte with a master's degree in economics from the same university. Certified in impact evaluation of social programs by Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL). ICFES Researcher - Call for Projects 2020. Former quantitative and sustainability advisor for projects in the Secretary of Finance of the District of Barranquilla. Program Manager - Children International Colombia.

Luis Esteban Álvarez | Presenter

Impacts of Ser Pilo Paga on graduation & earnings 
(co-authors: Catherine Rodríguez and Fabio Sánchez Torres)

Luis Esteban Álvarez is an economist from ICESI University. M.A in Economics from Uniandes. Esteban has worked in various state entities, sucha as ICFES and National Planning, where he has focused on developing reasearch in education and impact evaluation.

Catherine Rodríguez | Co-presenter

Impacts of financial aid for graduate education 
(co-authors: Juliana Londoño Vélez and Fabio Sánchez Torres)

Catherine Rodríguez is an Economist expert in impact evalutaion of social programmes. Co-author of books and academic articles in national and international scientific journals. Currently based in Dominican Republic, researcher at CEDE (Uniandes), consultant at IDB and World Bank, among others. Economist from Universidad del Rosario, M.A in Economic policy and PhD from Boston University.

Fabio Sánchez | Co-presenter

Impacts of financial aid for graduate education 
(co-authors: Juliana Londoño Vélez and Catherine Rodríguez)

Fabio Sánchez is Professor of the Faculty of Economics, Universidad de los Andes. Ph.D in Economics, Rutgers University. His areas of interest are Economics of Education, Economic Development, Labor Economics, Economic History, Decentralization and Impact Evaluation.