About

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

I study the economic forces underlying effective incentives within the firm, as well as global entrepreneurship, peace and prosperity.

Media coverage of my work includes: The Financial Times on employee compensation and incentives; The Hill on the importance of the middle-class markets in India, China, Africa and Latin America for multinational firms; Voxeu.org on the origins of peace and prosperity (most read in August 2016) 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 academia. I co-founded ChileSeminars at UC Berkeley (academic speakers share their research with professionals and entrepreneurs).