Luisa R. Blanco, PhD, MBA
Co-Director, CHIME Investigator Development Core
Luisa R. Blanco, PhD, MBA, an Associate Professor of Economics, School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University, and an Adjunct Researcher, Center for Latin American Social Policy, (CLASP) RAND Corporation, received a Doctorate of Philosophy in Economics from the University of Oklahoma, and Master of Business Administration from Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX. Dr. Blanco is also a Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College at Oxford University. Dr. Blanco, a bilingual (Spanish-English) researcher, is interested issues that pertain to the wellbeing of Latin Americans at home and abroad, such as institutions, democracy, political instability, crime, capital accumulation, capital flows, financial development, access to finance, inequality, and natural resources.