We aim to improve the understanding of urban sustainability problems in the built environment in LAC cities, in order to transfer important lessons in the management of urban spaces to Asia and Africa.
Mauricio Quiñones Domínguez
Mauricio Quiñones Domínguez is a Postdoctoral researcher on the EAFIT team. His research interest are: poverty and income inequality, social mobility, policy evaluation, education economics, labor economics, welfare and redistributive policies.
Mauricio received a PhD in Public Policy from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (USA). He received his Bachelor of Economics with honors from the Universidad del Valle (Colombia) and his Master´s degree in Applied Economics from the same university. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in order to pursue his PhD. He was also a Colciencias Young Researcher Grantee during the completion of his master’s thesis.
He has taught several topics in economics at universities in Colombia such as Universidad del Valle, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Universidad Autonoma de Occidente in Cali, and EAFIT in Medellín, Colombia. He was also a Co-PI in a project funded by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
Using interdisciplinary methods, we propose innovative strategies to address socioeconomic challenges around commuting and social mobility.
We focus on two dimensions of urban footprint growth: the expansion of the urban extent and the dynamics of growth within the city.