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About CEAS

The Center for Economics and Social Policy (CEAS) is an interdisciplinary academic research center that integrates disciplines such as anthropology, economy, geography, engineering, public policy and sociology, amongst others. We specialize in the study of inequality, economic development and wellbeing, using a variety of methodological approaches: qualitative and quantitative analysis, theoretical models and experimental games.

Inaugurated in November 2018, CEAS is integrated in the Research Vice-Rectory of Universidad Mayor, and is also associated with the Humanities Faculty of the same university. CEAS is committed to the education of pre-graduate students in Universidad Mayor, and also to the Public Policy PhD program, which is in managed by the center.

Our main research topics are poverty, inequality, elites, wellbeing, public policy, labor market, education, health, environment, behavioral economics, experimental economics, gender and feminist economics, urban studies, indigenous population and time use.CEAS wishes to create deep bonds with the national and international academic community through the organization of academic seminars, international collaboration visits, international conferences and a permanent dialogue with social, economical and political organizations.

To carry out scientific, social, interdisciplinary and collaborative research in a rigorous, relevant and innovative way to address society's main concerns about inequality, economic development and social welfare

To become a national and international reference in interdisciplinary social research on economic and social issues and thus contribute to the public debate on social inequalities comprehended broadly and encompassing their forms, levels, determinants, consequences and policies.

Based on the most recent advances in economic and social research, the Center for Economics and Social Policy, composed of researchers from various disciplines (such as economics, sociology, engineering, geography and political science) aims to conduct rigorous, relevant and innovative research in a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment to address society's concerns about economic development, inequality and social welfare, incorporating a wide range of issues such as poverty and inequality, labor economics, time use, value of time, sustainability, concentration, behavioral economics, experimental economics, economics of education, health economics, economic and social development, political economy, urban studies, economic geography, economic sociology, feminist economics, family economics, and public policy.

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Researchers
Principal Researchers

PhD in Economics, Cambridge University


PhD en Economía, Universidad de Sussex


PhD en Antropología, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, París y Universidad de Chile


PhD in Sociology, Lateinamerika–Institut, Freie Universität Berlin


PhD en Economía, University College London


Phd in Economics, Universidad de Cagliari


PhD in Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, Ohio State University


PhD in Engineering Systems, Universidad de Chile


PhD en Estudios Políticos / Ciencias Sociales, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, París / FACSO, Universidad de Chile.


Research Associates

Phd in Management, Saint Mary's University, Canada


Phd en Ciencias Sociales y Económicas, Universiteit Antwerpen, Bélgica


Dra. en Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de Buenos Aires/École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales - EHESS


Doctorate Students

Magíster en Ciencia Política, Administrador Público y Licenciado en Ciencias Políticas y Gubernamentales de la Universidad de Chile


Máster Diseño Urbano La Gran Escala. Architecture & Other Environments, Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña.



Máster en Políticas Sociales y Dirección Estratégica para el Desarrollo Sostenible del Territorio, Universidad de Bologna, Italia.


Magíster en Planificación Integral del Ambiente y Licenciada en Estudios Internacionales de la Universidad Central de Venezuela


Magíster en Ciencias (MSc) en Salud Ambiental y Ocupacional de la Universidad de Illinois, Chicago. Licenciada en Ciencias Ambientales e Ingeniera Ambiental de la Universidad Andrés Bello.

Se ha desarrollado en el área de la investigación en diversos proyectos sobre contaminación atmosférica, envejecimiento y salud pública.

Actualmente es estudiante de segundo año del programa de Doctorado en Políticas Públicas, siendo beneficiaria de la Beca Universidad Mayor.

Profesor guía: Rodrigo Pérez


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Contact

Centro de Economía y Políticas Sociales, U. Mayor

José Toribio Medina 29

+56 22518 9709|ceas@umayor.cl