Brief Biography

Jorge Rojas-Vallejos is a Chilean Civil Engineer and Ph.D. in economics. Rojas-Vallejos studied Civil Engineering at The Universidad de Chile, then moved to Australia to obtain his Master of Economics at The University of Sydney. In late 2015, Rojas-Vallejos achieved his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Economics at The University of Washington in Seattle. He is a recipient of multiple prizes and scholarships in Chile, Australia and The United States. In 2017, Rojas-Vallejos and his wife created The Foundation for Equitable Economics (Fundación Economía y Equidad), a think tank on equitable growth based in Santiago of Chile.  His economic research focuses on income distribution, development economics and international macroeconomics. His most recent article “The distributional consequences of trade liberalization: Consumption tariff versus investment tariff reduction” is co-authored with Stephen J. Turnovsky at the Journal of Development Economics.


Rojas-Vallejos and his wife enjoy running with their German Shepherd, Clío.