2017 Sherman Violence Prevention Lecture: Daniel Ortega "State Building in the City"

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 12:00pm

Spady Room, Fox Fels Hall, 3814 Walnut Street

The Donald and Margaret Sherman Violence Prevention Lecture

Daniel Ortega, Ph.D., Development Bank of Latin America

"State building in the city: The effects of security and municipal services on violence and state legitimacy in Bogotá"

Daniel Ortega (Ph.D. Economics, University of Maryland) is Director Policy Impact Assessment and Learning at CAF, the Development Bank of Latin America and associate professor at the Institute of Advanced Management Studies (IESA) Business School in Caracas, Venezuela. Previously he was Coordinator of Impact Evaluation and Senior Economist of CAF, as well as Economist-researcher for the Office of Economic Adviser of the National Assembly of Venezuela, between 2002 and 2004. His research focuses on the use of social experiments and impact evaluation of crime prevention interventions in Latin America, with the goal of using this research to inform more effective public management.