Mr Santiago Izquierdo Tort

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Santiago Izquierdo Tort is a DPhil Candidate in International Development at the University of Oxford (expected 2018). He holds a BA in Economics from the Instituto Tecnológico de México (ITAM) where he graduated with Honours and received an Honourable Mention for his thesis at the XVII Premio de Investigación ExITAM in 2012. He also holds an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Oxford where he graduated with Distinction and received the Papiya Ghosh Thesis Prize in 2014.

He has two years of management consulting experience, having worked for AT Kearney on several projects in Mexico, the United States and Canada. Since 2012 he was worked as an economic consultant on multiple environmental projects in Southeast Mexico in the context of REDD+.

His research interests centre on understanding the relations and interconnections between natural resource conservation and rural development. His doctoral thesis explores the effects of conservation and development policy in the municipality of Marqués de Comillas in the State of Chiapas in México as a way to advance integrated environmental conservation and rural development policy. More specifically, his thesis explores the socioenvironmental effects of the environmental conservation programme Payments for Environmental Services (PES) as well as its dynamic interactions with the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programme Progresa/Oportunidades/Prospera.

Bridging the gap between Payments for Environmental Services and Conditional Cash Transfers in the...
  • University of Oxford: Quantitative Methods (MPhil in Development Studies)
  • Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM): Development Economics (B.A. Economics)

Research Students supervised

12 June, 2019
New article co-authored by Santiago Izquierdo Tort explores decision-making, land management in PES programmes
Research interests:

Ecological economics; payments for environmental services; conditional cash transfers