Jorge Higinio Maldonado is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Universidad de Los Andes and Senior Research Fellow of EfD Colombia. He holds a PhD in Agricultural, environmental and Development Economics from Ohio State University.
He is interested in researching the relationships between the conservation of coastal and marine ecosystems and the conflict caused by the need of local communities to use the resources of these ecosystems. His research themes are conservation policies, responsible fishing, development of local communities and payment for environmental services. His research methodology includes experimental games, economic valuation, bioeconomic models, dynamic models, and micro-econometrics. Other fields include impact evaluation of anti-poverty programs in Latin America.