Arlen Yahir Guarin Galeano

Economist, Development Impact (DIME), Development Economics

Arlen is an Economist in Development Impact (DIME) department at the World Bank. He completed his PhD in Economics at UC Berkeley in 2022.

Arlen focuses in applying labor economics methods and usual impact evaluation approaches to analyze the economics behind policies targeted to vulnerable populations, especially those in fragile contexts. His current research includes studying the impacts of reparations, humanitarian aid, health and economic inclusion programs in Colombia, Kenya, South Sudan, and Yemen.

  • Reparations for Victims: Lessons from Colombia with Juliana Londoño-Vélez and Christian Posso. AEA Papers and Proceedings, May 2023

  • Vocational Training for Disadvantaged Youth in Colombia: A Long-Term Follow-Up with Orazio Attanasio, Carlos Medina, and Costas Meghir. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Vol. 9, No. 2 (April 2017)

  • Conflict and fragile states
  • Health
  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Migration Policies and Jobs
  • Public Finance