Pablo Egaña del Sol is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Asia School of Business and an International Faculty Fellow at MIT Sloan. He conducts research on applied economics, with a focus on sustainability and entrepreneurship. Most recently, he has been studying the production function of entrepreneurial, creative and socio-emotional skills in educational and labor markets. For this research he uses randomized control trials as well as lab-in-the-field experiments combining behavioral economics and cognitive neuroscience. He is working also in understanding how the developments on automation and digitalization impact the economic returns to entrepreneurial, creative and socio-emotional skills.
Egaña del Sol has consulted with governments, companies, NGOs, and multinational institutions in the design and evaluation of policies on sustainability of sovereign wealth funds, science and technology, pensions, energy, mining, economic development strategy and management, and structural reforms. His work on structural reforms has been published in The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Political Economy.
Egaña del Sol holds a Business Engineering degree and a M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Chile, and a M.Phil. and a Ph.D. in Sustainable Development from Columbia University in New York City. Previously, he was a Junior Professor in Economics at University of Chile, Faculty Fellow at SIPA at Columbia University, researcher at the Cognition and Decision Lab at the Department of Economics at Columbia University, lead by Professors Mike Woodford, Mark Dean and Pietro Ortoleva, and Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT Media Lab, with Professor Rosalind Picard.