Marcela Meléndez

Director of Research and Consulting / Partner

Phone: (571) 755-7276/79 Extension: 102
Skype: marcela_melendez

Marcela Meléndez has a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University, an M.B.A. from Yale School of Management, and a B.A. in Economics from Universidad de los Andes. Her expertise is in the field of applied microeconomics. Meléndez is partner at ECONESTUDIO and is the leader of the firm’s research and consulting projects. For specific projects, she works in association with other senior economists, some of them connected to the organization as Research Affiliates.

Before ECONESTUDIO, she was Deputy Director and Associate Researcher at Fedesarrollo, and Professor and Researcher at the Department of Economics of Universidad de los Andes, where she continues to be affiliated as Adjunct Professor. She has worked as a consultant for the IADB, the World Bank, the United Nations, and USAID, among others. Her research and consulting activity is well known, and her opinion frequently consulted by the authorities in charge of policy design in Colombia.

Her work is published in books and specialized journals.