Ernesto Schargrodsky

President, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella

Ernesto Schargrodsky received his Ph. D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1998. He is the President of Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Previously, he was the Dean of Di Tella Business School. He has been the Edward Laroque Tinker Visiting Professor at Stanford University and the De Fortabat Visiting Scholar at Harvard University. His research includes studies of the impact of police deployment on crime, the effect of the privatization of water companies on child mortality, the analysis of popular support for privatizations, the relationship between bureaucratic wages and corruption, the effect of mandatory military service on crime, the impact on recidivism of the use of electronic monitoring devices instead of incarceration, and the effects of awarding land titles to squatters. His work has been published in top economics journals.

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