Pablo Egaña del Sol

Assistant Professor of Economics Asia School of Business
International Faculty Fellow at MIT

Area of Expertise:

Entrepreneurship, Business Experiments, Economic Development

Pablo Egaña del Sol is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Asia School of Business and an International Faculty Fellow at MIT Sloan. He teaches Quantitative Methods encouraging the students to use data analitics and business experiments to increase businesses performance. In addition, he co-teaches social entrepreneurship with a particular focus on impact measurements and business sustainability. He conducts research on applied economics, with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. Most recently, he has been studying the production function of socio-emotional, entrepreneurial, and creative skills in educational and labor markets. For this research he uses randomized control trials as well as lab-in-the-field experiments combining behavioral economics and computer neuroscience.

Egaña del Sol has consulted with governments, companies, NGOs, and multinational institutions in the design and evaluation of policies on sustainability of sovereign wealth funds, science and technology, pensions, energy, mining, economic development strategy and management (now it has been scaled up to @mapamericas), and structural reforms. His work on structural reforms has been published in The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Political Economy.

Egaña del Sol holds a Business Engineering degree and a M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Chile, and a M.Phil. and a Ph.D. in Sustainable Development from Columbia University in New York City. Previously, he was a Junior Professor in Economics at University of Chile, Faculty Fellow at SIPA at Columbia University, researcher at the Cognition and Decision Lab at the Department of Economics at Columbia University, lead by Professors Mike Woodford, Mark Dean and Pietro Ortoleva, and Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT Media Lab, with Professor Rosalind Picard.

Pablo is an affiliated researcher at EGAP, COES, and the Global Labor Organization (GLO).

  • “Education for Sustainable Development: Strategies and Key Issues”. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Quality Education. Walter L. Filho and Pinar Ozuyar (eds). Springer Nature, Berlin, 2018
  • “Resilient Communities And Cities: Strategies To Foster Sustainable Development” Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Good Health and Well-Being. Walter L. Filho and Tony Wall (eds). Springer Nature, Berlin, 2018
  • “The Sharing Economy And The Future Of Energy” Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Energy. Walter L. Filho and Dinesh Surroop (eds). Springer Nature, Berlin, 2018. With Melati Nungsari (ASB).
  • “Strategies to Foster Sustainable Energy Consumption” Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Energy. Walter L. Filho and Dinesh Surroop (eds). Springer Nature, Berlin, 2018 (in press).
  • “The Platform Economy And Sustainable Energy” Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Good Health and Well-Being. Walter L. Filho and Dinesh Surroop (eds). Springer Nature, Berlin, 2018 (in press). With Sam Flanders (ASB)
  • “Skills For Sustainable Development: Essays On How Creativity, Entrepreneurship And Emotions Foster Human Development.” Columbia University Academic Commons. New York, 2016.
  • “Labor market in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Missing Reform”, in The Oxford Handbook of Political Economy of Latin America, Oxford University Press, New York, 2011. Edited by Javier Santiso and Jeff Dayton-Johnson. With Alejandro Micco (UChile).
  • “Financial Sustainability of the Pension Reserve Fund of Chile” (2010). Ministry of Finance of Chile, Budget Office Official Reports. With Nicholas Bärr (LSE), Gilles Binet(IA-Canada), Manuel Agosin(UChile), David Bravo(UChile) and Jaime Ruiz-Tagle (UChile).