Dr Miguel Santos

Dr Miguel Santos

Distinguished Policy Fellow

School of Public Policy

English, Spanish
Key Expertise
Development Economics, Development Policies, Structural Transformation.

About me

Miguel joined the School of Public Policy in 2021 as Director of the Growth Co-Lab with Harvard University and as Distinguished Policy Fellow Miguel joined the SPP at LSE to lead the Growth Co-Lab, a joint LSE-Harvard venture aimed at recreating at LSE the experience of the Harvard Growth Lab and expand its scope of activities. The Growth Co-Lab at LSE brings together the capacities, expertise, and reach of two top academic institutions to expand the Growth Lab’s activities, one of the world’s leading research centres for policies aimed at accelerating sustainable and inclusive growth.

At Harvard, Miguel oversaw the portfolio of applied research engagements, which were aimed at helping governments in developing countries to rethink their development strategies, both at the national and sub-national levels. Since joining the Harvard Growth Lab in 2014, Miguel has been involved in research projects at the national level in Albania, Jordan, Mexico, Namibia, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela; at the sub-national level Buenos Aires (Argentina), Chiapas and Sonora (Mexico). Miguel has also taught a class on Developing Economics at Harvard Kennedy School since 2018, and at Chicago Harris School of Public Policy since 2020.

Miguel holds two Master of Science degrees in International Finance and Trade and Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School, and completed his Ph.D. in Economics at Universidad de Barcelona.