Felipe Barrera-Osorio is a RISE Fellow and an Associate Professor of Public Policy, Education and Economics in the Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations at Vanderbilt University. The main objective of his research is to study the effects of educational policies in developing countries. This agenda intersects development economics and the economics of education. He is part of a new generation of development economists who aim to test the effects of different school- and system-wide education policies. The premise of this evidence-based agenda is to formulate clear hypotheses about why a policy may work, create an intervention that can test the idea, measure and evaluate the impacts of the intervention, and, if successful, scale up the intervention.