Jesus Rodriguez Moreno
I’m a Venezuelan economist. I joined the Wales Governance Centre in October 2019. At the center we conduct empirical research on taxation and public expenditures and prepare economic reports and policy briefings on the Welsh economy. My research interests are public economics, public finance, labour economics, education, public policy, inequality, institutions and political economy.
I recently completed an MITx Micromaster Program in Data, Economics, and Development Policy designed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). I also received an MSc. in Economics from University of Warwick in 2018 and a Master in Public Policy (MPP) from Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administracion (IESA).
Before joining WGC, I worked as a research assistant for professor Elliott Ash from ETH Zurich, where I participated in several research projects on public finance and the intersection between law and economics. For instance, I conducted the replication files for the paper “Ideas have consequences: the impact of law and economics on American Justice“ (joint with Suresh Naidu at Columbia and Daniel L. Chen at Toulouse) forthcoming in the Quarterly Journal of Economics. I also collected, organized and cleaned data on local tax revenues and budget information by county-year for the paper “Fiscal pressures and discriminatory policing: Evidence from traffic stops in Missouri” published in the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics (joint with Allison Harris at Yale University).