Andrés Palacio

Senior Lecturer, Phd Economic History, Phd, Master of Science, Master of Science, BSc

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economic History

Research

I do research on three areas: 1) structural transformation and institutional capabilities with a focus on the role of agricultural sector in developing countries 2) social demography with a focus on health inequalities 3) climate change and productivity. I do a lot of quantatitive modelling, but grounded on theory drawn mostly from economic history and demography. The motivation to do research on these areas comes from past experience working as deputy minister of labor affairs of Colombia and director of social promotion in the ministry of health in Colombia. However my interest nowadays covers Latinamerica, Africa and Asia.       

Teaching

I have been teaching development economics and economic history since 2011 at the undergraduate and graduate level. The courses I teach on a regular basis are EKHM63 (economic growth over time and space), EKHM61 (Development of Emerging Economies), EKHA40/41 (U-länder I den globala ekonomin) EKHH42 (Emerging Asia-Economic Transformation in East and South East Asia), EKHE43 (The Rising Giants – China entering the global scene), UTVC13 (Development Studies: Utvecklingsteorier UTVC16 (Development Studies: Research Methods in Development Studies). 

 

1. Teaching/Course responsibility:

Courses at Bachelor level

 

- Role (responsible for the course, lecturer, teaching assistant): Course convener

- Course name: The Global South: Comparative Economic Development since 1945

- Course code: EOSE3

- Is the course part of a programme? BSc in Economic and Society

 

- Role (responsible for the course, lecturer, teaching assistant): Course convener

- Course name: Emerging Asia-Economic Transformation in East and South-East Asia

- Course code: EKHE 42

- Is the course part of a programme? Stand alone course

 

- Role (responsible for the course, lecturer, teaching assistant): Course convener

- Course name: The Rising Giants – China entering the global scene  

- Course code: EKHE43

- Is the course part of a programme?  Stand alone course

 

- Role (responsible for the course, lecturer, teaching assistant): Course convener

- Course name: Theory of Development Studies 

- Course code: UTVC 23

- Is the course part of a programme? BIDS

 

Courses at Master level

 

- Role (course director, teacher, etc): Teacher

- Course name: Development of Emerging Economies

- Course code: EKHM 61

- Is the course part of a programme? MSc Population, Growth and Development (Development Track)

 

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2. Supervision of theses (including theses completed by Feb-20):

Undergraduate level (number of theses 2019): none

 

Master level (number of theses 2019): 4 (Economic History) + 1 (Lumid)

 

3. Examiner of theses (including theses completed by Feb-20):

Undergraduate level (number of theses 2019): none

 

Master level (number of theses 2019): 6

 

 

4. Briefly describe development work in education – renewal of curriculum and/or pedagogical development:

- Renewal of curriculum for EOSE3 (Translation from Swedish to English, adding a support book for the lectures, redesigning content of lectures and seminars and setting up the whole course in CANVAS

- Doctoral supervision course

- Gender and diversity course

 

5. Programme responsibility (name of programme)

Academic Coordinator of Master in Economic Growth and Economic Development (MEDEG)

 

6. Additional work in education (e.g. planning, implementation, and pedagogical leadership)

- 10 hours for admission of students to the Master in Economic Growth, Population and Development

- Participation in the Conference “Teaching and Learning in Higher Education” at Lund university, November 2019

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Professional work

I worked as financial controller in the financial sector (Davivienda trust company and BRC Investor Services affiliated to Fitch Ratings) and the real sector (Bayer SA) between 1995 and 2001 in Bogotá. Then I studied at the LSE for 2 years and went back to Colombia as the academic coordinator of the Master in Government and Public Policy at the Externado university in Bogotá. In 2005 I was appointed as the national director of social promotion in the ministry of health and had to identify, formulate and implement policies to improve the health conditions of the most vulnerable populaiton of Colombia

Recent research outputs

Martin Andersson & Andrés Palacio, 2019, 32 p. (Lund Papers in Economic History. Development Economics ; no. 2019:208).

Research output: Working paper

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