David Bravo Urrutia (2022-2023)

Distinguished Visiting Scholar
Country: Chile

M.A. (Master of Arts in Economics),1996. Harvard University
Commercial Engineer, 1991. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
B.A. in Economics, 1988. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Director of the UC Center for Surveys and Longitudinal Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Catholic University of Chile. Director of “Inclusive Chile,” a public-private-academic initiative that seeks to reduce poverty and inequality and increase social inclusion in Chile. Between 2000 and 2013, he founded and directed the Microdata Center of the Department of Economics at the University of Chile.


Professional with more than 20 years of experience in empirical studies (surveys, research, evaluations, and publications) in early childhood, education, work, and social security, among others. During this time, through teaching and research, Professor Bravo has promoted the production of better data (both via surveys and through administrative records) and the design of relevant impact evaluations for public policies in Chile.

In 2013, he was a member of the External Advisory Commission reviewing the 2012 Census.

He is a Research Affiliate at the University of Chicago (Center for the Economics of Human Development) and the University of Pennsylvania (Population Studies Center). In 2014-2015 he was Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Commission on the Pension System. In 2006 he was a member of the Presidential Advisory Council for Pension Reform; in 2007-2008, he was a member of the Presidential Advisory Council for Labor and Equity; and in 2011, he was a member of the Commission of experts reviewing training policies. He is currently also part of the Pension Commission convened by the CPC.


CV (url)


September, 2022 to June, 2023