Natalia Candelo Londono

Research Fellow

Queens College, CUNY

Natalia Candelo Londono is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at CUNY Queens College.

Her research seeks to understand how individuals at low-income levels make economic decisions. She is a lab-in-the-field experimental economist who investigates economic decision-making by low-income populations. In all but one of her papers, she uses a methodology of lab-in-the-field. This method brings the control of laboratory experiments into the contextual richness of the field.

She has received 12 grants to support this work. She has published papers in peer-reviewed journals, plus book chapters. Her first published papers have focused primarily on poverty. One of her book chapters describes the lab-in-the-field methodology. As her research has matured, she has added new dimensions to the study of low-income individuals: exposure to violence, CSR, and wage negotiations.

She joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in February 2012 and became a Research Fellow since December 2023.