I am an Associate Professor in the School of Government at Universidad de los Andes located in Bogotá, Colombia. I received my Ph.D. in Agricultural & Applied Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; an M.A. in Economics at Universidad Nacional de la Plata in Argentina, where I was a member of CEDLAS; and received my undergraduate degree in Economics from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras.
My research interests include Development, Labor Markets, Economics of Education, Violence & Crime, Poverty & Inequality, and Displacement & Migration. I am interested in exploring how institutions and public policies affect schooling and labor market decisions at all ages; understanding and improving the school-to-work transition for young workers, reducing inequality of opportunity in gender, sexual identity and orientation, as well as other factors on education, employment, and welfare; studying the causes and consequences of violence on individual and household outcomes; and better understanding how to help displaced populations due to violence and politics. Most of my work is empirical and focuses on countries in Latin America.
Address: Carrrera 1 #19-27 Bloque Aulas, Piso 3, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia 111711.
Email: a.ham [at] uniandes [dot] edu [dot] co