Maria Cecilia Acevedo
Maria Cecilia Acevedo is a doctoral student in the Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School. She holds an MPA in International Development from Harvard University, and a Master’s degree in Economics from Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia, where she was a professor prior to coming to Harvard. At Universidad de los Andes she was also Research Director of the Center for Strategy and Competitiveness, where she helped launched competitiveness initiatives at the national and regional levels. She has published a book on industrial development policy and academic articles on regional economic development. Her current research interests include development economics and political economy, particularly the links between human capital investment, intra-household and spatial allocation of economic activity and market failures that prevent industry development in low and middle income countries.