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Dr. Jaime A. Meza

Dr. Jaime A. Meza (Ph.D., Economics, University of Southern California) is a Senior Research Economist at IMPAQ International. He is an expert in Development Economics specializing in Impact Evaluation methodology in the fields of Education, Health, Labor, and International Development. Dr. Meza has over five years of experience performing program evaluation research in less developed countries. His practice includes: evaluation design, survey instruments design, implementation strategies, project management, budget management, data collection, data management, data analysis, and report elaboration.

Dr. Meza is highly trained in the application of statistical and econometric methods to conduct experimental and quasi-experimental evaluations. While Dr. Meza has experience conducting quantitative research using project-specific datasets, he also has extensive work utilizing large datasets such as National Household Surveys and Census. Dr. Meza's active fieldwork involvement has allowed him to develop innovative and cost-effective research strategies that emphasize stakeholder’s collaboration and incentive compatibility.

IMPAQ Papers and Presentations

Schoua-Glusberg, A., Gulemetova, M., Cordero, J., Gupta, S. & Mukharya, P. (2017, November). Cognitive Testing in Challenging Environments. Presentation at the American Evaluation Association Conference, Washington, DC.

Meza-Cordero, J. (2017, June). Evaluation of the Avancemos Program in Costa Rica. Presentation at the 92nd Western Economic Association International (WEAI) Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

Meza-Cordero, J. (2017, November). Child Labor Evaluation in Central America: Collaborating with the Governments of Ecuador and Costa Rica. Presentation at the American Evaluation Association Conference, Washington, DC.

Meza-Cordero, J. (2016). Learn to Play and Play to Learn: Evaluation of the One Laptop per Child Program in Costa RicaJournal of International Development, 29(1), 3-31.

Meza-Cordero, J. (2016, June). Learn to Play and Play to Learn: Evaluation of the One Laptop per Child Program in Costa Rica. Presentation at the United Nations University – World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) Conference on Human Capital and Growth, Helsinki, Finland.

Meza-Cordero, J. (2016, October). RCT impact evaluation of the Working Children and Adolescents (Niños, Niñas y Adolescentes Trabajadores) Program in Costa Rica. Presentation at the American Evaluation Association Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Meza-Cordero, J. (2016, October). Evaluation of the Conditional Cash Transfer Program Avancemos. Presentation at the American Evaluation Association Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Meza-Cordero, J. (June, 2015). The Effects of Childhood Health on Education and Economic Outcomes in Adulthood. Presentation at the Western Economic Association 90th Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI.