I am a researcher at the Innovation in Citizen Services Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). My main research areas of interest are Political Economy, Crime and Public Policy. My current research focuses on understanding how institutions shape the behavior of political actors, and on improving the evaluation and implementation of public policies in the areas of citizen security and criminal justice.

I obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from Bocconi University in 2019.


Contact Information

​Email: santiagoper@iadb.org

Phone: +1 202 623 2661

Address: 1300 New York Ave NW. Washington, DC. 20577