Alejandro Fajardo

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I finished my undergraduate studies in december, mathematics and biology. I am in a Msc in Biology but looking forward to apply to a Phd ("interdisciplinary") this year. Recently, I "discovered" experimental economics, and liked a lot. Mainly, I am interested in the evolution of cooperation and in understanding social inequality (Colombia, where I am from, is, at least, top 10 among the most unequal countries in the world). I would like to get a complete idea about how capitalism does actually work (i guess it is impossible, why not try!). Besides, I love soccer, wanted to be a pro but serious knee injuries sent me to science, reading (José Saramago, Milan Kundera, Cortázar) and dogs.

What sort of expertise can you bring to the group?

I think I am the "youngest", my graduate studies have not really begun.In this sense, I think I just have a vague idea about cooperation, from bacterias to humans. I have a Latin American perspective of the world, might be a good contrast to make.

What do you hope to get out of the CSSS?

A nice summer. Fresh air. Interesting lectures and conversations. A complete picture of where should I apply to the Phd. Most important, meeting people from all over the world, what a privilege.

Do you have any possible projects in mind for the CSSS

No! May have some ideas about cooperation, but I would be pleased to join ongoing work, new for me. Casually, today I have been thinking about drug legalization, if there is someone interested I would like to formalize some ideas (but I have no previous serious knowledge at all).