I am Pablo Hernandez-Lagos, Assistant Professor of Economics at New York University in Abu Dhabi (NYU AD).

I study the economic forces underlying the emergence of cities, global entrepreneurship and identity.

Media coverage of my work includes: Voxeu.org on the origins of cities and civilization, most read in August 2016); The Hill on the importance for multinational firms of the middle-class markets in India, China and Africa; and [email protected] on entrepreneurial spending and survival.

I hold a PhD from UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business (BPP group) and a BSc in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de Chile. I also hold a MSc in Applied Economics from the Universidad de Chile-CEA and a MSc in Business Administration from UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business. Prior to my doctoral studies, I participated in the creation of Chile’s National Innovation Strategy.

I currently teach a course titled “What Do Leaders Do?.” I have also taught Corporate Finance and Mathematics for Social Scientists at NYU AD, Principles of Economics at the Universidad de Los Andes, and graduate and undergraduate courses in management and strategy, as well as executive training to entrepreneurs outside the academia. I co-founded ChileSeminars at UC Berkeley (academic speakers share their research with professionals and entrepreneurs).