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Oscar Contreras
Director, Insights

Oscar shapes and guides CSGF’s research agenda, evaluation metrics, and data storytelling through careful application of statistical methods and data science principles. Prior to joining us, he applied his econometrics and machine learning expertise on the data science team at Ethos, a Fintech insurance startup. Oscar formerly served as director of international finance at the Milken Institute, where he led and supervised research projects and data-driven initiatives on financial markets, and as senior economist at the Central Bank of Mexico, where he provided economic analysis and conducted original research. Earlier in his career, he was an assistant professor at the University College for Financial Studies in Madrid, Spain, where he researched a wide range of economic issues and taught courses on strategic management, organizational design, and microeconomics. Oscar holds a PhD in economics from Northwestern University and a BA in economics from the Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE) in Mexico City.

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