Maria Alejandra Velez Lesmes

Facultad de Economía

Email: mavelez@uniandes.edu.co

Extensión

Ubicación

 

Academic Background

  • PhD Resource Economics
    Doctoral degree

    Area of Specialization: Natural Resource and Environmental Economics

    University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA. 2006

  • Master of Science Degree in Resource Economics
    Master degree

    University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA. 2005

  • BA Economics
    Bachelor degree

    Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia. 1999

 Area

  • Sustainability

 down Curriculum Vitae  

 

Profile

Associate Professor at the School of Management. She has a Ph.D. in Natural Resource Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Before joining Los Andes, she undertook her postdoctoral research in the Centre for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED, Columbia University, 2006 – 2008). She teaches the following courses: Introduction to Behavioural Sciences on the doctorate programme, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics on the MA in Environmental Management (MGA), Behaviour and Development on the MA in Development Management Practice (MDP), and Public Management at undergraduate level.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research interests

Her research focuses on decision-making and institutional design for environmental and social problems in developing countries. By using economic experiments in the field, she studies the problems of collective action and the management of natural resources in rural communities. She has recently explored different institutional designs to incentivise the formalisation and sustainable practices in small-scale gold mining and the effect of insecurity and violence on pro-social behaviour. Her current research includes the evaluation of payment for environmental services design and the study of the impact that collective property has on institutional change, the countryside, and the wellbeing of Afro-Colombian communities living on the Pacific Coast.

 

 

 

 

 Course 

            Course Code

La gestión de lo público

ADMI 2801

 

 Research 

     Area

Experimental economics and behavioural economics.

RESEARCH AREAS

Institutional economics.

RESEARCH AREAS

Environmental and natural resources economics.

RESEARCH AREAS

Rural development. RESEARCH AREAS

“Impact of collective Titling in the Wellbeing of AfroColombian Communities”.   With Ximena Peña and Juan Camilo Cárdenas, Universidad de los Andes. (2011-2014)

RESEARCH PROJECTS

“Comportamientos pro-sociales y asociatividad en un contexto de violencia”. With Clemente Forero, Carlos Trujillo and  Lina Moros, Universidad de Los Andes. (2011-2014) RESEARCH PROJECTS

“Preferences for distribution of a scarce resource in Brazil and Colombia”. With Alexander Pfaff, Duke University. (2006-2012)

RESEARCH PROJECTS

“Climate Change and Responses in a Coupled Marine Systems”. With Sylvia Brandt , University of Massachusetts, Amherst. (2010-2012)

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Beyond proximate and distal causes of land-use change: linking Individual motivations to deforestation in rural contexts

Rueda X, Velez M, Moros L, Rodriguez L. (2019) Beyond proximate and distal causes of land-use change: linking Individual motivations to deforestation in rural contexts. Ecology and Society (ISSN 1708-3087) 24 (1), pp. 1-14.

2019


Challenges of Organised Community Resistance in the Context of Illicit Economies and Drug War Policies: Insights from Colombia

Velez M, Lobo I. (2019) Challenges of Organised Community Resistance in the Context of Illicit Economies and Drug War Policies: Insights from Colombia. Journal of Illicit Economies and Development (ISSN 2516-7227) 1 (-), pp. 72-79.

2019


Is Collective Titling Enough to Protect Forests? Evidence from Afro-descendant Communities in the Colombian Pacific Region

Velez M, Robalino J, Cardenas J, Paz A, Pacay E. (2019) Is Collective Titling Enough to Protect Forests? Evidence from Afro-descendant Communities in the Colombian Pacific Region.

2019


Payments for Ecosystem Services and Motivational Crowding in Colombia's Amazon Piedmont

Moros L, Velez M, Corbera E. (2019) Payments for Ecosystem Services and Motivational Crowding in Colombia's Amazon Piedmont. Ecological Economics (ISSN 0921-8009) 156 (-), pp. 468-488.

2019


El rol del Estado en la gobernanza social y ambiental empresarial

Rueda X, Velez M, Puerto S. . (2018) El rol del Estado en la gobernanza social y ambiental empresarial. Gobernanza y Gerencia del Desarrollo Sostenible (ISBN 9789587747485) pp. 243-270. Ediciones Uniandes

2018


Gobernanza y gerencia del desarrollo sostenible

Rodriguez M, Velez M. (2018) Gobernanza y gerencia del desarrollo sostenible. Ediciones Uniandes. (ISBN 978-958-774-748-5) Colombia.

2018


Collective Property Leads to Household Investments: Lessons From Land Titling in Afro-Colombian Communities

Peña X, Velez M, Cardenas J, Perdomo N, Matajira C. (2017) Collective Property Leads to Household Investments: Lessons From Land Titling in Afro-Colombian Communities . World Development (ISSN 0305-750X) 97 (-), pp. 1-22.

2017


Contracts versus trust for transfers of ecosystem services: Equity and efficiency in resource allocation and environmental provision

Velez M, Pfaff A, Kenneth B, Hamoudi A, Taddei R. (2017) Contracts versus trust for transfers of ecosystem services: Equity and efficiency in resource allocation and environmental provision. Water Resources and Economics (ISSN 2212-4284) 100118 (-), pp. 100118-100118.

2017


Recomendaciones para el diseño e implementación de incentivos para la conservación en paisajes agrícolas

Velez M, Rueda X, Moros L, Guerrero A, Link A. (2017) Recomendaciones para el diseño e implementación de incentivos para la conservación en paisajes agrícolas.

2017


Collective Property Leads to Household Investments: Lessons from Land Titling in Afro-Colombian Communities

Cardenas J, Peña X, Velez M, Perdomo N. (2016) Collective Property Leads to Household Investments: Lessons from Land Titling in Afro-Colombian Communities.

2016


La Propiedad Colectiva Mejora las Inversiones de los Hogares: Lecciones de la Titulación de Tierras a las Comunidades Afrocolombianas

Cardenas J, Peña X, Velez M, Perdomo N. (2016) La Propiedad Colectiva Mejora las Inversiones de los Hogares: Lecciones de la Titulación de Tierras a las Comunidades Afrocolombianas.

2016


Leadership, entrepreneurship and collective action: A case study from the Colombian Pacific Region

Lobo I, Velez M, Puerto S. . (2016) Leadership, entrepreneurship and collective action: A case study from the Colombian Pacific Region. International Journal of the Commons (ISSN 1875-0281) 10 (-), pp. 982-1012.

2016


Paisajes productivos sostenibles: Diseño de un sistema de incentivos para la conservación en el piedemonte Amazónico

Velez M, Rueda X, Moros L, Guerrero A, Link A. (2016) Paisajes productivos sostenibles: Diseño de un sistema de incentivos para la conservación en el piedemonte Amazónico. Colombia.

2016


Prosocial Behavior and Subjective Insecurity in Violent Contexts: Field Experiments

Velez M, Trujillo C, Moros L, Forero C. (2016) Prosocial Behavior and Subjective Insecurity in Violent Contexts: Field Experiments. PLoS ONE (ISSN 1932-6203) 11 (7), pp. ---.

2016


Framed field experiment on resource scarcity & extraction: Path-dependent generosity within sequential water appropriation

Velez M. (2015) Framed field experiment on resource scarcity & extraction: Path-dependent generosity within sequential water appropriation. Ecological Economics (ISSN 0921-8009) 120 (-), pp. 416-429.

2015


Entre el Estado y la Sociedad Civil: El rol de los consejos en la gestión de lo público

Velez M. (2014) Entre el Estado y la Sociedad Civil: El rol de los consejos en la gestión de lo público. La gestión de lo público. Debates y Dilemas (ISBN 978-958-695-956-8) pp. 136-169. Ediciones Uniandes

2014


Caso Dos Caminos

Velez M, Lobo I, Moros L. (2013) Caso Dos Caminos. Colombia.

2013


Experimentos económicos: herramienta pedagógica para el salón de clases

Velez M, Moros L, Bermúdez J. (2013) Experimentos económicos: herramienta pedagógica para el salón de clases. Experimentos en ciencias sociales: usos, métodos y aplicaciones (ISBN 978-958-716-614-9) pp. 81-122. Ed Universidad Javeriana

2013


Institutional Heterogeneity in Social Dilemma Games: A Bayesian Examination

Moeltner K, Murphy J, Stranlund J, Velez M. (2013) Institutional Heterogeneity in Social Dilemma Games: A Bayesian Examination. In Handbook On Experimental Economics And The Environment (ISBN 978-1847206459) pp. 67-88. Edward Elgar Publishing

2013


Rules Compliance and Age: Experimental Evidence with Fishers from the Amazon River

Velez M, López M. (2013) Rules Compliance and Age: Experimental Evidence with Fishers from the Amazon River. Ecology and Society (ISSN 1708-3087) 18 (-), pp. 1-12.

2013


Unequal Information, Unequal Allocation: Bargaining field experiments in NE Brazil

Velez M, Pfaff A, Kenneth B, Taddei R. (2013) Unequal Information, Unequal Allocation: Bargaining field experiments in NE Brazil. Environmental Science & Policy (ISSN 1462-9011) 26 (-), pp. 90-101.

2013


Efficiency and equity in negotiated resource transfers: Contributions and limitations of trust with limited contracts

Velez M, Pfaff A. (2012) Efficiency and equity in negotiated resource transfers: Contributions and limitations of trust with limited contracts. Ecological Economics (ISSN 0921-8009) 74 (1), pp. 55-63.

2012


Preferences for government enforcement of a common pool harvest quota:Theory and experimental evidence from fishing communities in Colombia

Velez M, Stranlund J, Murphy J. (2012) Preferences for government enforcement of a common pool harvest quota:Theory and experimental evidence from fishing communities in Colombia. Ecological Economics (ISSN 0921-8009) 77 (-), pp. 185-192.

2012


Collective Titling and the Process of Institution Building:The New Common Property Regime in the Colombian Pacific

Velez M. (2011) Collective Titling and the Process of Institution Building:The New Common Property Regime in the Colombian Pacific. HUMAN ECOLOGY (ISSN 0300-7839) 39 (-), pp. 117-129.

2011


Instituciones Anidadas para prevenir y resolver conflictos socio-ambientales: manejo y distribución del agua en Campo Alegre (Huila, Colombia)

Velez M, Ramos P, Alayón L. (2011) Instituciones Anidadas para prevenir y resolver conflictos socio-ambientales: manejo y distribución del agua en Campo Alegre (Huila, Colombia). Cuadernos de Desarrollo Rural (ISSN 0122-1450) 8 (67), pp. 71-90.

2011


Centralized and Decentralized Management of Local Common Pool Resources in the Developing World: Experimental Evidence from Fishing Communities in Colombia

Velez M, Stranlund J, Murphy J. (2010) Centralized and Decentralized Management of Local Common Pool Resources in the Developing World: Experimental Evidence from Fishing Communities in Colombia. ECONOMIC INQUIRY (ISSN 1465-7295) 48 (-), pp. 254-265.

2010


Participatory processes and climate forecast use:

Velez M, Peterson N, Kenneth B, Ben O, Roncoli C. (2010) Participatory processes and climate forecast use:. CLIMATE AND DEVELOPMENT (ISSN 1756-5529) 2 (N/A), pp. 14-29.

2010


Making index insurance attractive to farmers

Velez M, Patt A, Peterson N, Carter M, Hess U, Suarez P. (2009) Making index insurance attractive to farmers. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change (ISSN 1381-2386) 14 (-), pp. 737-753.

2009


Sistemas complejos de gobierno local. Reflexiones sobre la titulacion colectiva en el Pacifico Vallecaucacno

Velez M. (2009) Sistemas complejos de gobierno local. Reflexiones sobre la titulacion colectiva en el Pacifico Vallecaucacno. Revista de Estudios Sociales (ISSN 0123-885X) 32 (32), pp. 74-85.

2009


“What Motivates Common Pool Resource Users? Experimental Evidence from the Field.

Velez M, Stranlund J, Murphy J. (2009) “What Motivates Common Pool Resource Users? Experimental Evidence from the Field.. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (ISSN 0167-2681) 70 (3), pp. 485-497.

2009


Dissertation abstract: Three essays on the determinants of behavior in the commons-experimental evidence from fishing communities in Colombia

Velez M. (2007) Dissertation abstract: Three essays on the determinants of behavior in the commons-experimental evidence from fishing communities in Colombia. Experimental Economics (ISSN 1386-4157) 10 (2), pp. 183-184.

2007


La economía política del café y el petroleo hasta los años noventa

Velez M, Montenegro S. (2006) La economía política del café y el petroleo hasta los años noventa. Sociedad Abierta, Geografia Y Desarrollo (ISBN 958-04-9184-4) pp. 243-277. Editorial Norma

2006


FARC-ELN: Evolución y Expansión Territorial

Velez M. (2001) FARC-ELN: Evolución y Expansión Territorial. Desarrollo y Sociedad, (ISSN 0120-3584) 47 (1), pp. 151-225.

2001


Facilitación del Comercio de Bienes y Servicios amigables con el medio ambiente

Velez M. (2001) Facilitación del Comercio de Bienes y Servicios amigables con el medio ambiente. Cinco Estudios Sudamericanos Sobre Comercio Y Ambiente (ISBN 9978-42-120-3) pp. 151-173. Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano

2001