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Santiago Caicedo

Associate Professor of Economics and Finance

College of Social Sciences and Humanities; D'Amore-McKim School of Business

Santiago Caicedo’s research connects microdata with economic theory to study social interactions, human capital formation, economic growth and development, innovation, and organizational economics.

Prior to joining Northeastern University, Santiago Caicedo was an Assistant Professor at the John E. Walker Economics Department at Clemson University.

Fields: Macroeconomics, Growth, and Development

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  • “Unwilling to Train? Firm Responses to the Colombian Apprenticeship Regulation” (with Espinosa, M. and Seibold A.), Econometrica 90, no. 2 (2022): 507-550 (link)
  • “Learning, Career Paths and the Distribution of Wages” (with Lucas, R.E. and Rossi-Hansberg E.) American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics. Vol. 11, No.1, January 2019 (link)
  • “Note on Idea Diffusion Models with Cohort Structures” Economica, Vol. 86, Issue 342, pp. 396-408, 2019 (link)

Working Papers

  • Dancing with the Stars: Innovation through Interactions
  • The Wage Distribution and the Convergence of Southern Cities
  • Need for Speed: Quality of Innovations and the Allocation of Inventors


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