Claudia Allende Santa Cruz

Claudia Allende Santa Cruz
Assistant Professor, Economics

Claudia Allende Santa Cruz

Assistant Professor of Economics

Center Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Faculty Scholar for 2023–2024
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Research Statement

Claudia Allende is an applied microeconomist. She uses insights and empirical tools from industrial organization to study markets where public and private providers compete in an environment with substantial subsidies and regulation. The research projects focus on understanding the effects of public policies in equilibrium, taking into account frictions that are specific to industries like education, health care, and transportation. She collaborates with governments, NGOs, and private companies to build large data and rich sets from administrative records, collect additional data through surveys, and implement randomized control trials.

Research Interests

  • Industrial Organization
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Economics of Education
  • Market Design
  • Development Economics

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Economics and Education, Columbia University, 2020
  • MA, Economics, Universidad Catolica de Chile, 2012
  • BA, Business and Economics, Universidad Catolica de Chile, 2011

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business, 2021–present

Awards and Honors

  • Kevin J. O’Donohue Family Faculty Scholar for 2022–23
  • Design Fellowship, Stanford Impact Labs, 2021
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Becker-Friedman Institute, University of Chicago, 2020–21
  • Speaker, Review of Economic Studies Tour, 2020
  • Rising Star Prize, IIOC, 2020


Working Papers

Claudia Allende Santa Cruz, Francisco Gallego, Christopher Neilson July 2019

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