Guillermo Palacios Diaz was a research fellow at EPoD working with Asim Khwaja on the Tax and Skills projects in Pakistan for two years. He is now pursuing a PhD in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. Guillermo worked on finalizing the analysis and the recently submitted paper for the merit-based transfers study as part of Asim's tax project, and has been deeply involved in designing the newest phase of the Market Linkages project related to EPoD's vocational skills work in southern Punjab. Guillermo completed his M.A. in Economics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. The topic of his master's thesis was "The impact of SIS reform on households’ demand for healthcare and hospitals’ supply,” which explored the response of Peruvian hospitals to the increasing demand for healthcare services due to the expansion of the public health system. Prior to his program at UBC, Guillermo was an economic specialist at the Central Reserve Bank of Peru and received his bachelor's degree in Economics from University of Piura in Peru.