Welcome to my website. I am Fernando Plascencia an economist by formation and scientist by nature . I received a Ph.D. (2017) from Cornell University and a MS (2006) in Economics from the University of Guadalajara. I am interested in questions about how science and tech can help society. My work has focused on concepts from Behavioral Economics and Network Theory applied to the analysis of well-being, risk perception and preferences in locations affected by violence.

I use experimental, analytical, and computational techniques [methods at the intersection of Machine Learning (ML), NLP (Natural Language Processing), and Econometrics] that can advance our understanding of both the immediate and longer-term behavioral responses of citizens to violent events and their effects on well-being.

Research Interest

  • Applied Economics

  • Behavioral Research

  • Data Science (Machine Learning, NLP)

  • Network Theory

  • Well-Being

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