Pablo Egaña del Sol is an assistant professor of economics at the Asia School of Business and an International Faculty Fellow at MIT Sloan School of Management. He conducts research on applied economics, with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. Most recently, he has been studying the production function of entrepreneurial and creative skills in educational and labor markets. For this research, he uses randomized control trials as well as lab-in-the-field experiments combining behavioral economics and cognitive neuroscience.
Pablo has consulted with governments, companies, NGOs, and multinational institutions on the design and evaluation of policies on sustainability of sovereign wealth funds, science and technology, pensions, energy, mining, and economic development strategy and management. His work on structural reforms has been published in The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Political Economy.
Pablo holds a business engineering degree and a master’s in economics from the University of Chile, and a doctorate in sustainable development from Columbia University. Previously, he was a junior professor in economics at the University of Chile, faculty fellow at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, researcher at the Cognition and Decision Lab at the Department of Economics at Columbia, and Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT Media Lab.