Tatiana Zárate

Contact: tatianazarateb@gmail.com
Website: tatianazarate.com

I’m an Applied Microeconomist and Ph.D. Candidate at the LFS, Food and Resource Economics Group at the University of British Columbia. I work at the intersection of Environmental and Development Economics.

My current research agenda focuses on

  1. Understanding the effects of air and lead pollution on non-health-related outcomes and the behavioral and adaptation responses of individuals to these threats. 
  2. Studying the causes and consequences of female empowerment in developing countries. 

I’m a member of the Centre for Food, Resource, and Environmental Economics and the Wildlife and Conservation Economics Lab at UBC.

Before starting my Ph.D., I worked for the Development Impact Evaluation unit (DIME) at the World Bank, the Education Division and the Caribbean Country Department at the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), the Center for Studies on Economic Development (CEDE) at Universidad de los Andes and at Fedesarrollo.

Working Papers:

Too Polluted to Sin? Dirty Skies, Crime, and Adaptation Responses in Mexico City” Job Market Paper
“Yes They Can: Empowering Women” with Thorsten Rogall


Zarate-Barrera TG, Maldonado JH (2015) Valuing Blue Carbon: Carbon Sequestration Benefits Provided by the Marine Protected Areas in Colombia. PLoS ONE 10(5): e0126627. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0126627