Cesar is a Ph.D. student in E-IPER, co-advised by Roz Naylor. He has a background in economics, with a specialty in applied econometrics, and extensive work experience with economic-development agencies. His current research focuses on the consequences of investment in irrigation in rural Bolivia. He is applying the tools of social network analysis and participant-observation to understand how irrigation projects change the social fabric of rural farming communities and what the long-term consequences of these changes are for risk management and sustainability.
Prior to Stanford, Cesar obtained a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Following graduation from Cal, he worked as a research fellow at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC for several years.