Loreto Cox is a PhD student in Political Economy and Methods, with interests in public policies, and a focus on inequality and education. She holds degrees in both sociology and economics, from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Before coming to MIT, she worked as a researcher in the Centro de Estudios Públicos think tank at Chile (2010 -2011) and as an advisor of the Chilean Minister of Education Harald Beyer, specializing in issues on higher education (2012 – May 2013).
"Gratuity in Higher Education: How? Discussion and proposals on the mechanism of assignment of funds under gratuity.” With Claudia Allende. Punto de Referencia N. 405. (link)
"The Chilean Route from Elite to Mass Higher Education: A Democratic Challenge," Latin America Policy Journal, 2013. (link)
“Profit and gratuity: the intention is not what counts”, co-authored with Sylvia Eyzaguirre, chapter for book It’s Education, stupid!, Planeta Publishing, 2012.
"Divorce in Chile: An empirical analysis since the enactment of the new civil marriage law," Estudios Públicos, V.123, 2011. (pdf)
“Gratuity in higher education: A regressive policy,” co-authored with Harald Beyer, Punto de Referencia N° 337, October 2011. (link)
"Women's labor force participation in Chile: 1854-2000," November 2009. (pdf)