Santiago Reyes has an MA in economics from Universidad de los Andes (Colombia), and a Master in Public Policy from the University of Chicago. His research has focused on the impact of fostering innovative entrepreneurs and the non-intended consequences of such policies on non-transformative entrepreneurs. Before joining the World Bank, Santiago worked at the Interamerican Development Bank at the Competitiveness, Technology, and Innovation Unit where he led several research projects about entrepreneurship policies in Latin America.
Santiago has 10 years of experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of productive policies working with national and local governments in Latin America, and for organizations such as Innovations for Poverty Action. His fields of expertise include: entrepreneurship, impact evaluations, survey questionnaire design, behavioral biases, selection mechanisms, and innovation.