Fernando Hoces de la Guardia

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Assistant Policy Analyst; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


M.A. in economics, University of Pennsylvania; B.A. in economics, Universidad de Chile


Fernando Hoces de la Guardia is a Ph.D. candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy analyst at RAND. His research interests include the use of Bayesian statistics, causal inference, and economics to measure and evaluate social interventions.

Prior to coming to RAND, Hoces de la Guardia worked as an adviser at the Chilean Ministry of Finance, where he worked on policies regarding education, tax reform and poverty measurement. His research has focused on the impact evaluation of social programs including the anti-poverty program Chile Solidario and the Chilean financial aid system for post-secondary education using non-experimental methods to assess causality of programs.

Hoces de la Guardia completed an M.A. in economics at the University of Pennsylvania and received a B.A. with honors in economics from the Universidad de Chile.