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About Us

IDESA is directed by a group of professionals with vast knowledge in the formulation and implementation of policies in social areas, with concrete experiences in key areas of public management at the national and provincial levels, and with a long history in the work of technical assistance to national and international organizations of the public and private sector.

Jorge Colina Presidente

Master of Art in Economics (Georgetown University), Master in Finance (University of Amsterdam) and Bachelor in Economics (National University of Córdoba). Awarded with the Prize Fulvio Salvador Pagani 2004 of the Arcor Foundation for the best work in economics “El Facaso Sanitario Argentino. Diagnosis and Proposal “. He works as an external consultant for private companies, business organizations, international organizations (IDB, ILO, UNESCO), and international non-governmental organizations in the field of human and sustainable development. Professor in the economics department of the Catholic University of Argentina and the Austral University of Argentina.

Contact: jcolina@idesa.org

Alejandra Torres Directora Ejecutiva

Currently of license

Lawyer (National University of Córdoba). She was Secretary of Promotion and Human Development and Planning and Control of programs of the Government of the Province of Córdoba. She held technical advisory positions in the National Health Insurance Administration of Argentina, the Undersecretary of Labor and Social Economy of the Ministry of Economy of Argentina, the Secretary of Employment of the Ministry of Labor of Argentina and the Superintendency of Occupational Risk. of Argentina. She was a researcher at the Institute for the Study of the Argentine and Latin American Reality (IERAL) of the Mediterranean Foundation and the Institute of Labor and Social Security of the Novum Millenium Foundation. She has a long career leading the group in technical assistance work in various Latin American countries. International consultant specialist in social issues in public and private organizations in Argentina and Latin America.

 

Contact: atorres@idesa.org

Marcelo Cárdenas Economista

Master of Science in Social Policy and Development (London School of Economics) and Bachelor in Economics (Catholic University of La Plata). Former Researcher of the Institute of Labor and Social Security of the Novum Millenium Foundation. He occupied positions of technical advisor in the Secretariat of Public Revenues of the Province of Córdoba and in the Senate of the Nation. He worked in international organizations as a consultant on health issues and tax policy. Researcher of the Grupo Innova Foundation and consultant in social, tributary and municipal issues in public organisms of Argentina.

 

Contact: mcardenas@idesa.org

Virginia Giordano Investigadora

Researcher

Master of Science in Economics (University of Amsterdam) with mention of Public Policies and Bachelor in Economics (National University of Córdoba). She worked as an analyst in the Undersecretariat of Microeconomic Programming of the Ministry of Finance of the Nation in 2016. She collaborated in research projects of the Universidad Católica Argentina during 2012. She worked on a research project for the research institute The Asan Institute for Policy Studies based in Seoul, Korea. She was assistant student in the dictation of classes of the subject Microeconomics II, in the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the National University of Córdoba.

 

Contact: vgiordano@idesa.org

Ignacio Fichetti Investigador

Researcher

Bachelor in Economics (National University of Córdoba). Researcher at the Institute of Economics and Finance of the National University of Córdoba in the area of Education Economics. He works on research projects financed by the Secretariat of Science and Technology of the National University of Córdoba and the United Nations Development Program. Collaborates as a student assistant in the dictation of classes of Statistics II in the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the National University of Córdoba.

 

Contact: ifichietti@idesa.org

German Gonzalez Investigador

Researcher

Bachelor in Economics (National University of Córdoba). Professor in the Statistics III Course (Faculty of Economic Sciences of the National University of Córdoba). Scholarship in two opportunities of the National Interuniversity Council (CIN) of the program of “Scholarships for the Scientific Vocation” in the years 2013 and 2014. Scholar of the “Scholarships in Technique and Banking Administration 2015” program at Banco Roela S.A. He was a researcher in the areas of Economy of Innovation and Industrial Organization, and of Argentine Economic History in the Department of Economics (Faculty of Economic Sciences of the National University of Córdoba).

 

Contact: ggonzalez@idesa.org

Josefina Sonnenberg Palmieri Investigadora

Researcher

Bachelor in Economics (National University of Córdoba). Researcher in the areas of Innovation and Industrial Organization in the Department of Economics and Finance in the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the National University of Córdoba. She works on research projects financed by the Secretariat of Science and Technology of the National University of Córdoba. Member of the PICT Research Project Collaborating Group financed by the National Agency for Scientific and Technological Promotion – MINCyT. She collaborated as a student assistant in the dictation of classes in Public Finance, at the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the National University of Córdoba.

 

Contact: jsonnenberg@idesa.org

Leiza Natalia Camilo Caro Investigadora

Researcher

Bachelor in Economics (National University of Córdoba). Researcher in the areas of Innovation and Industrial Organization in the Department of Economics and Finance in the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the National University of Córdoba. She works on research projects funded by the Secretariat of Science and Technology of the National University of Córdoba. Helped as a student assistant in the teaching of Mathematics II, Macroeconomics I and Statistics I subjects at the Faculty of Economics of the National University of Córdoba. She was a fellow of the Cordoba Urban Observatory, for the realization of social indicators in 2016 and in the participation of the Amartya Sen program in the same year.

 

Contact: lcamilocaro@idesa.org

Nicolás Pérez Águila Investigador

Researcher

Bachelor in Economics (National University of Córdoba). Researcher in the areas of Tax Economics, Public Finance and Economy of the Public Sector at the Institute of Economics and Finance of the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the National University of Córdoba. Researcher at the Secretariat of Science and Technology (SeCyT). Fellow in two opportunities of the National Interuniversity Council of the Scholarship Stimulus to the Scientific Vocation program in the years 2014/2015 and 2015/2016. Amartya Sen 2014/2015 Award from the University of Buenos Aires. Fellow of the Research Institute for Development, Growth and Economics (RIDGE) and the Center for Distributive, Labor and Social Studies (CEDLAS) in 2015.

 

Contact: nicolas.perez.3492@gmail.com

Franco Roiz Prensa

Press

Higher Technician in Journalism (University College of Journalism). He was trained in various courses and workshops such as: Community Manager, Investigative Data Journalism, Digital Marketing in Social Networks, among others.

He held the position as Head of Press and Protocol of the Córdoba Agency of Investment and Financing (2015-2017).

Author of economics notes on topics such as “Public Private Partnership: Is it considered a form of public indebtedness?”, Cordoba’s miracle or old problems? , The historical debt returns to take center stage

Contact: froiz@idesa.org

 

Adrián Álvarez Investigador

Researcher

Lawyer. Social programs consultant specialized in education and work policies. Former advisor in the Legislature of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. He held positions in projects with external financing in the National Public Administration. He was legal advisor of the National Tax and Social Identification System (SINTyS). Former Alternate General Coordinator of the Project Coordination Unit with External Financing of the Ministry of Infrastructure of the Nation. Former Manager of IUVANS PANAMERICA SA, consulting agency specialized in business development and management in the health area. Currently, he is advising on issues of employment and training to public and private agencies in different jurisdictions.

Ignacio Subizar INVESTIGADORES EXTERNOS VINCULADOS

LINKED EXTERNAL INVESTIGATORS

Bachelor in advertising. Graduated from the University del Salvador. Master in Business Administration (I.A.E.). Specialist in Strategic Marketing (I.S.E.A.N.). He held positions as technical advisor in the National Social Security Administration, in the Federal Tax Administration, in the National Institute of Social Security, and in the Public Revenue Secretariat of the Province of Córdoba. He worked in the private sector in the Marketing area of Banco Velox, as a consultant in Leader Group Consultants, and in the area of Market and Trends research. He is currently a consultant in social and tax matters, developing his activity in public and private organizations in Argentina.

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