Amilcar Velez

Amilcar Velez

PhD Student in Economics

Northwestern University


I’m a Ph.D. candidate at the Economics Department of Northwestern University. My research agenda encompasses econometrics, (statistical) machine learning, and statistical decision theory, emphasizing identification, inference, and decision-making. In my work, I utilize ideas from these fields to contribute (new) solutions based on simple, reliable, and robust methods to methodological problems in economics.


  • Econometrics
  • (Statistical) Machine Learning
  • Experiments
  • Statistical Decision Theory


  • PhD in Economics, 2019-present

    Northwestern University

  • MA in Economics, 2020

    Northwestern University

  • MS in Mathematics, 2015

    Instituto Nacional de Matematica Pura e Aplicada

  • BA in Economics, 2014

    Pontificie Universidad Catolica del Peru