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Luis has a BA in Sociology (University of Chile, 2009) and an MA in Public Policy (King’s College London, 2013). He is a Chilean national and worked for four years in the Social Development Division of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) of the United Nations, based in Santiago de Chile. He has also worked as an intern at UNRISD (Switzerland) and a junior consultant for CISP (Italy) and the Inter-American Bank.
His professional and research background is mostly on the analysis of Latin American social policies, including CCTs, social pensions and disaster responses. As a result of his period as a Research Assistant, he has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters, among others formats.
Now he is a Doctoral Researchers based at the Department of International Development of the University of Oxford working on universalism in Latin American social policies, specifically on pensions. With the goal of contributing to a better understanding of universalism in the Latin American context, he analyses the backwards and incentives of the trajectory of Chilean and Brazilian pension systems towards universal outcomes.