Douglas Montoya

Douglas Montoya

  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
    Institut für Wirtschaftsinformatik und Marketing
    Kaiserstraße 89, 76133 Karlsruhe

Research Interests

My research interests are behavioral economics, development economics,
economic growth, experimental economics, game theory and policy impact
evaluations. One of the main areas of my research focuses on the effect of
violence and extreme poverty on financial decision-making, time
discounting preferences, gender and trust

Language skills

Spanish: Native speaker
English: Fluent written and spoken
German: Fluent written and spoken
French, Italian: Intermediate


2015- Ongoing: Ph.D Candidate
Karlsruhe University (KIT) Institute of Information Systems and Marketing, Germany.

2014 : Economics Diploma
Thesis "Trust and Trustworthiness : Empirical evidence from San Pedro Sula, Honduras"
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany

2005: Vordiplom (Associates Degree) in Economics

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Heidelberg, Germany

2001: Reifeprüfung Volkswirtschatslehre (Assessment Examination in Economics)
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Internationales Studien Zentrum Heidelberg, Germany 

Selected Graduate-level Coursework

Quantitative Methods for Public Policy
Evaluation, Cross Sectional Data Analysis, Panel
Data Analysis

Graduate School of Economics
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Barcelona, Spain
J-PAL (Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab Africa)
Executive Education Course in Evaluating Social Programmes

University of Cape Town
South Africa
7th and 8th Leex Experimental Economics Summer
School in Macroeconomics

Graduate School of Economics
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Barcelona, Spain

Computer skills

Strong proficiency with MicrosoS Office suite, including Excel and Power Point
Stata : Advanced statistical econometric analysis and graphics
z-Tree for Experimental Economics

Workshops, Conferences, Memberships and Trainings

June 2016
Workshop Advances in Micro Development Economics
Barcelona Graduate School of Economics Summer Forum
Barcelona, Spain.

September 2015
Conference "Making Effective Use of Evaluations in an Increasingly Complex World", co-organized by
UNESCO, OECD, the French Evaluation Society, and the European Evaluation Society
Paris, France.

March 2015
Institute for New Economic Thinking Annual Conference „ Liberté, égalite, fragilité“
Member of the Young Scholars Initiative
OECD, Paris, France.

February 2015
3rd Antigua Experimental Economics Workshop and Conference : Experimental Economics with Focus on
Latin America
Antigua, Guatemala.