Daniel Mejia

Associate Professor, Department of Economics at Universidad de los Andes

Daniel Mejia is Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at Universidad de los Andes. Prior to coming back to Universidad de los Andes, he was the Director of Policy and Strategy of the General Attorney´s Office in Colombia between July 2018 and June 2019, and Secretary of Security of Bogota, Colombia, between 2016 and May 2018, where he was in charge of leading security and justice policies in the city of Bogota. Before becoming the first Secretary of Security of Bogota in January 2016, Daniel was Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and Director of the Research Center on Drugs and Security (CESED) at Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia, where he taught since 2006. He received a BA and MA in Economics from Universidad de los Andes and a MA and PhD in economics from Brown University. Between 2011 and 2012, Daniel was a member of the Advisory Commission on Criminal Policy and more recently he was the President of the Colombian Government´s Drug Policy Advisory Commission. In March 2015 Daniel was awarded the Juan Luis Londoño prize, awarded every other year to the best Colombian economist under 40 for his research agenda on drugs and drug policy in Colombia.

Recent work by Daniel Mejia