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Dr. Jaime A. Meza-Cordero

Dr. Jaime A. Meza-Cordero (Ph.D., Economics, University of Southern California) is a Senior Research Economist at IMPAQ International. He is an expert in Development Economics specializing in Impact Evaluation methodology in the fields of Education, Health, Labor, and International Development. Dr. Meza-Cordero has over five years of experience performing program evaluation research in less developed countries. His practice includes: evaluation design, survey instruments design, implementation strategies, project management, budget management, data collection, data management, data analysis, and report elaboration.

Dr. Meza-Cordero is highly trained in the application of statistical and econometric methods to conduct experimental and quasi-experimental evaluations. While Dr. Meza-Cordero has experience conducting quantitative research using project-specific datasets, he also has extensive work utilizing large datasets such as National Household Surveys and Census. Dr. Meza-Cordero’s active fieldwork involvement has allowed him to develop innovative and cost-effective research strategies that emphasize stakeholder’s collaboration and incentive compatibility.

IMPAQ Papers and Presentations

Schoua-Glusberg, A., Gulemetova, M., Cordero, J., Gupta, S. & Mukharya, P. (2017, November). Cognitive Testing in Challenging Environments. Presentation at the American Evaluation Association Conference, Washington, DC.

Meza-Cordero, J. (2017, June). Evaluation of the Avancemos Program in Costa Rica. Presentation at the 92nd Western Economic Association International (WEAI) Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

Meza-Cordero, J. (2017, November). Child Labor Evaluation in Central America: Collaborating with the Governments of Ecuador and Costa Rica. Presentation at the American Evaluation Association Conference, Washington, DC.

Meza-Cordero, J. (2016). Learn to Play and Play to Learn: Evaluation of the One Laptop per Child Program in Costa RicaJournal of International Development, 29(1), 3-31.

Meza-Cordero, J. (2016, June). Learn to Play and Play to Learn: Evaluation of the One Laptop per Child Program in Costa Rica. Presentation at the United Nations University – World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) Conference on Human Capital and Growth, Helsinki, Finland.

Meza-Cordero, J. (2016, October). RCT impact evaluation of the Working Children and Adolescents (Niños, Niñas y Adolescentes Trabajadores) Program in Costa Rica. Presentation at the American Evaluation Association Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Meza-Cordero, J. (2016, October). Evaluation of the Conditional Cash Transfer Program Avancemos. Presentation at the American Evaluation Association Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Meza-Cordero, J. (June, 2015). The Effects of Childhood Health on Education and Economic Outcomes in Adulthood. Presentation at the Western Economic Association 90th Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI.