Felipe is an economist whose research focuses on how institutions and policies shape economic development and environmental sustainability in rural communities. His current work includes an assessment of the local impacts of the rapid expansion of forest plantations in Chile, and the use of Machine Learning methods to estimate the evolution of land cover at high spatial resolutions from satellite imagery that spans from the 1970s. His previous research leveraged a natural experiment to study the causal impacts of national-level property rights institutions on production practices and material conditions of Chile’s indigenous communities. He earned his Ph. D. from Harvard’s Department of Political Economy and Government in July 2021. He enjoys playing music, dancing, and camping with his family.