Marcela Eslava is Professor of Economics at Universidad de Los Andes, in Bogotá; a chief co-editor for Economía, the journal of the Latin American and the Caribbean Economic Association LACEA; a research affiliate of IPA’s SME program; and member of the directing boards of LACEA, RIDGE and the Latin American committee of the Econometric Society. She holds a PhD degree from University of Maryland at College Park. Her current research interests include the relationship between firm dynamics and regulations; the relationship between business growth and the evolution of productivity vs. demand at the firm; the effect of credit constraints on business performance and aggregate productivity; and the policy alternatives to address financial restrictions to businesses. Professor Eslava’s research has been published in leading academic journals.