Professor Profile


Professional Profile

A researcher at Universidad del Pacífico Research Center and full-time associate professor at Universidad del Pacífico Academic Department of Economics. He holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics and Natural Resources from the University of California, Berkeley (United States), a Master’s degree in Development Economics from Oxford University (the United Kingdom) and an Economics Degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.
He has served as reviewer in specialized journals such as: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Economy, and Development Engineering. His commitment has granted him scholarships and awards such as Premio a la Excelencia Unión-Vida 2004, Shell Centenary Scholarship 2005, UC Berkeley Graduate Division Summer Research Grant 2012 and CEGA Behavioral Research Challenge Awards in 2013 and 2014.
Doctor Barron has worked as research analyst for the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), as advisor in the Economic Development Initiatives (EDI), and as visiting researcher for the University of Oxford’s Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Safety and Ethnicity (CRISE). He has lectured at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and PUCP Master’s program in Economics. Furthermore, he has consulted to the World Bank, IFPRI, African Growth and Development Policy (AGRODEP), Salvadoran Foundation for Economic and Social Development (FUSADES), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Department for International Development, and FONDOEMPLEO. He has field experience in Tanzania, Ecuador, El Salvador, Peru, and South Africa.

Specialization Areas

Applied macroeconomics, impact assessment, social policies.