Santiago Tobon

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Postdoctoral Scholar/University of Chicago
Postdoctoral Scholar/IPA Peace and Recovery

Colombia
Research Profile

My research interests lie in the fields of development economics and political economy. I use experimental and quasi-experimental methods to study crime, violence and public policy in developing countries.

Latin America, Colombia, Mexico
English, Spanish

Journal Articles:

Muñoz-Mora, J.C., Tobón, S. & D'Anjou, J. (2018) The role of land property rights in the war on illicit crops: Evidence from Colombia, World Development, 103, p. 268-283.

Working Papers:

Blattman, C., Green, D., Ortega, D. & Tobón, S. (2018) Place-based interventions at scale: The direct and spillover effects of policing and city services on crime, NBER Working paper, No 23941.

Blattman, C., Duncan, G., Lessing, B. & Tobón, S. (2018) Gangs of Medellín: How Organized Crime is Organized

Gutiérrez, I. & Tobón, S. (2018) El Gasto Fiscal de la Guerra contra los Portadores y Traficantes de Drogas Ilícitas: Una Aproximación para Colombia, Documentos CEDE Universidad de los Andes, No 2017-8.

Tobón, S. (2017) Prison Conditions and Criminal Recidivism: Evidence from a Prison Construction Program.

Collazos, D., García, E., Mejía, D., Ortega, D. & Tobón, S. (2017) Hot Spots Policing in a High Crime Environment: An Experimental Evaluation in Medellín.

Gómez, S., Mejía, D. & Tobón, S. (2017) The Deterrent Effects of Surveillance Cameras on Crime, Documentos CEDE Universidad de los Andes, No 2017-9. Access last version here.

Book Chapters and Other Publications:

Abt, T., Blattman, C., Magaloni, B. & Tobon, S. (2018) What works to prevent violence among youth? A white paper on youth violence, crime prevention and the Mexican context, USAID Report, AID-523- C-15-00002.

Gutiérrez, I. & Tobón, S. (2017) Evaluación y seguimiento a las actividades de la policía de vigilancia, Gestión Territorial de la Seguridad en el Posconflicto, Ed: Universidad EAFIT y Escuela de Postgrados de Policía, Policía Nacional. Access here.

Gutiérrez, I. & Tobón, S. (2017) El Ciclo Criminal del Microtráfico y Consumo de Drogas: Contexto Nacional y Consecuencias en Entornos Locales, Territorios y Sociabilidades Violentas: Santo Domingo, San Juan, Sao Paulo, Cali y Medellin, Ed: Universidad EAFIT. Access here.

Gutiérrez, I., Tobón, S., Suárez, C., Vanegas, M. & Duncan, G. (2016) La situación del narcotráfico en Colombia ad portas del posacuerdo, Cuadernos de trabajo en Gobierno y Ciencias Políticas, No. 3, 2016. Access last version here.

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