Juan Carlos Munoz-Mora



Office 26-902

Economics Department

Universidad EAFIT

Carrera 49 N 7 sur 50

Medellin-Colombia 050022

I am a development economist specializing in rural development, impact evaluation, and data science for applied economics. My expertise lies in understanding the dynamics of economic development and finding effective strategies to promote sustainable growth in vulnerables societies. I am passionate about using mixed method evidence-based approaches to inform policy decisions and drive positive change.

I believe that development should be inclusive and equitable, empowering communities to become self-sufficient and fostering economic opportunities for all. My work is guided by the principles of social justice and sustainable development, aiming to create a better future for individuals and societies.

I am professor of Development Economics and Chair of Policy and Development at Universidad EAFIT-Colombia. I’m also research associated at Institute of Development Studies (UK).

Office Hours: Sign up here

selected publications


  1. II
    Control, dispute, and concentration of land during civil war: Evidence from Colombia
    J.C. Muñoz-Mora, S. Johansson, and J. Fortou
    International Interactions, 2023


  1. FFG
    From immigrants to local entrepreneurs: understanding the effects of migration on entrepreneurship in a highly informal country
    J. C. Muñoz-Mora, Aparicio S, Diego Martinez-Moya, and 1 more author
    International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, 2022