About

Sandra Polanía-Reyes (PhD, University College London; PhD, University of Siena), a 2017–18 Kellogg visiting fellow, is assistant professor of economics at Pontifical Xavierian University in Bogotá, Colombia.

Polanía-Reyes is an experimental economist working at the intersection of development and behavioral economics and prosocial behavior. Her research comprises design and evaluation of effective behavioral policy interventions in developing countries. In particular, she conducts large-scale laboratory economic experiments in the field to study individual preferences and community characteristics that contribute to the common good and help to overcome collective action problems such as social dilemmas and coordination failures.

While at Kellogg, she will examine experimental evidence on cooperation in three environments in Colombia: employees within one organization, beneficiaries of a conditional cash transfer program, and users of natural resources.

Also a fellow of the Center for Ethics and Culture at University of Notre Dame, Polanía-Reyes is a research associate at Corpovisionarios, a Colombian think tank on social innovation. She has engaged with communities in Bogotá, London, Siena and Berkeley over the last fourteen years.

Her academic work has appeared in the Journal of Economic Literature and Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, among other journals and books.

Current Research

Social Innovation and Teamwork within Organizations: Lab-in-the-Field Evidence on Cooperation and Social Recognition

Calendar

Upcoming Events

Thursday

April 26 to April 28
1968 in Europe and Latin America Conference
Conferences/Workshops
April 26
Public Lecture: 1968: A Long Time Coming
Seminars/Lectures

Friday

April 27
Conflict Prevention Agencies and Civil Society Organizations in Puno and Cajamarca
Working Groups, Comparative Politics Workshop
Omar Coronel Cuadros

Saturday

April 28
Public Lecture: "1968: Reform or Revolution"
Seminars/Lectures
Ignacio Walker

Tuesday

Upcoming Deadlines

No Deadlines In The Near Future