Rodrigo Azuero Melo

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Quantitative Theory & Methods

Office: Tarbutton 217B


Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Emory University

1555 Dickey Dr
Tarbutton Hall

Atlanta, Georgia 30322

Additional Websites


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA, 2017
  • M.A., Economics, University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA, 2015
  • MA, Economics, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia, 2011
  • B.S., Economics (History Minor), Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia, 2009


Dr. Azuero is on a one-year leave from his position as an Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank to teach at Emory as a Visiting Assistant Professor. He obtained a PhD in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in May, 2017.


You can find his CV here.


Labor Economics, Development Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Applied Econometrics



Schady, N. Behrman, J. Araujo, MC. Azuero, R. et. al. Wealth Gradients in Early Childhood Cognitive Development in Five Latin AmericanJournal of Human Resources. 2015, 50(2):446-463.

Working Papers

Azuero, R. (2019). “Evaluating Early Childhood Policies: An Estimable Model of Family Child Investments”. (Job Market Paper)

Azuero, R. & Zarruk, D. 2019. “The Effects of Student Loans on the Provision and Demand for Higher Education”.