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Tomás Rau is an Associate Professor of Economics at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He holds a Ph.D. degree from University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on Econometrics, Development and Labor Economics with the evaluation of public policies as a unifying research theme. Rau’s current research interests include the development of covariate balancing matching methods for causal inference and topics at the intersection of environmental and development economics such as the effect of hazardous waste exposure on cognitive and noncognitive skills in early childhood and long run outcomes. His work has been published in The Review of Economics and Statistics, Quantitative Economics, Economic Development and Cultural Change, and Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, among others.