Juan Bonilla is a principal economist at AIR. He has more than eight years of experience conducting impact evaluations of economic and education programs in developing countries including two unconditional cash transfer programs in Zambia, a remedial reading program in Egypt, an multiple education programs in Peru and Colombia including an early childhood intervention, a remedial math and reading program for elementary school students, an English as a second language program for secondary school students, and a public-private partnership program for education provision in Colombia. He is currently the principal investigator of an experimental evaluation of a farmer’s extension program in Kenya, a quasi-experimental impact evaluation of contract farming in Ethiopia, Benin, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, and Uganda, and an unconditional cash transfer for communities in crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Dr. Bonilla has served on the scientific committee for the Latin American and the Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) and the Brazilian Econometric Society.
Before joining AIR, Dr. Bonilla was an assistant professor at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil where he taught graduate courses in Development Economics and Empirical Methods in Microeconomics, including program evaluation.
Ph.D., Economics, University of Maryland; M.A., Economics, New York University