Ana María Ibáñez is a professor in the School of Economics at Universidad de los Andes. She is the former dean of the School of Economics at Universidad de los Andes and the Director of El Centro de Estudios sobre Desarrollo Económico (CEDE). Her research studies the economic consequences of internal conflict, in particular the costs of war and conflict upon the civil population. She has extensive experience on the design and collection of household survey in conflict regions. Five of these household surveys have been applied in conflict regions in Colombia, and currently she is designing a household survey to apply in the Mindanao region in the Philippines. Ana María was a member of the advisory group of the Peacebuilding Fund of the United Nation. She is currently on the editorial board of the American Political Science Review and World Development. She has been a visiting professor at the MacMillan Centre at Yale University, a visiting scholar at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), and next semester she will be a visiting professor at the Program of Latin American Studies at Princeton University. Professor Ibáñez has played an active role in Colombia’s public policy discussions, namely on policies for victims of conflict, land access, rural development and the current peace process.