Felipe Barrera-Osorio holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park and a BA in Economics from Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia. Between 2004 and 2006, He was the Deputy Director of the Colombian think-tank Fedesarrollo. Barrera-Osorio moved to the United States in 2006 to work as a senior economist at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. Since 2011, he has been Assistant Professor of Education and Economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Barrera-Osorio is also affiliated with the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard. Since 2007 he has been part of the executive committee of LACEA's Impact Evaluation Network, which he helped to create. In 2008, Barrera-Osorio was awarded the Juan Luis Londoño Medal for research in education. The recognition is given every other year to a Colombian economist under the age of 40.