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Francisco Villarroel

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426 Eggers Hall

Francisco Villarroel

Ph.D Student, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Graduate Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

Highest degree earned

M.P.P., University of Chile, 2021


Francisco is from Santiago, Chile. He holds a B.A. in economics and an M.S. in public policy from the University of Chile. Prior to joining Maxwell, Francisco worked as a research assistant for Sean Higgins (Northwestern University) on a randomized controlled trial evaluating the effects of a price comparison tool on financial behavior.

He is interested in studying how personalized informational interventions affect educational decisions and crime outcomes. Francisco will be working with Professor Robert Bifulco.

Research Interests

Education, crime, development economics