7th Program for the Evaluation of Public Policies and Social Programs

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Faculty

The faculty is made up of professionals who work in the spheres of academia, research and the business world. The team for this program includes:

    José Ramón Pin
    Emeritus Professor of Managing People in Organizations and Business Ethics
    Ph.D. in Political Science and Sociology, Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca
    Master in Business Administration, IESE, University of Navarra
    B.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering, Universidad de Valencia
    B.A. in Economics, Universitat de Valencia

    Prof. Pin is a consultant for numerous companies and public authorities in Spain and Latin America, his research ranges from the definition of general human resources strategies to practical aspects of designing salaries, quality agreements and the integration of immigrants. His publications include Consistencia. La estrategia de la empresa es la estrategia con sus personas (Pearson Education, 2007).
    Javier Díaz
    Professor of Economics
    Ph.D. in Economics, University of Minnesota
    Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

    He has dedicated his professional career to research and teaching macroeconomics and financial consultancy. His most recent research studies the macroeconomic consequences of tax and pension scheme reforms. He was co-author with Edward C. Prescott, the Nobel Prize winner for Economics in 2004. His work has been published in leading international journals, such as the Journal of Political Economy and the Journal of Monetary Economics. He is also author of the text book Macroeconomics: Primary Concepts; (Antoni Bosch, 1999). He has also been adviser to the President Office of Economics, of the Ministry of Industry, and of the Fundación de Estudios de Economía Aplicada (FEDEA) and he is member of the Consejo Estratégico de Consultor. He forms part of the economics team of La Linterna of the Cadena Cope.
Dan Levy
    Dan Levy
    Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and Faculty Chair of MPA Programs

    He teaches courses in quantitative methods and program evaluation. He is currently directing evaluations of the impact of school building programs in Burkina Faso and Niger. He was recently involved in the evaluation of a conditioned monetary transfer program in Jamaica, a technical assistance project for the Social Ministry for Development in Mexico (Sedesol), the evaluation of an after school program in the U.S., and a methodological review of studies comparing the use of various methods to estimate the impact of the program

    He worked as senior researcher at Mathematica Policy Research, a laboratory affiliated with Poverty Action Lab (MIT), and a consultant at various organizations such as the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and the Global Development Network (GDN). He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University.

    Núria Mas
    Professor of Economics
    Ph.D. in Economics, Harvard University
    M.A. in Economics, Harvard University