Daniel Santamaría Ots

MIDS Student


Data science and its applications in economics and public policy


Data Science


Daniel Santamaria Ots is Senior Policy Analyst at Espacios Abiertos (EA).  At EA, Daniel leads the development and supervision of policy reports related to fiscal accountability and government transparency. Prior to joining Espacios Abiertos, Santamaria Ots worked as Policy Manager at The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). As Program Manager at J-PAL he supervised two initiatives with the Department of the Family and the Department of Education of Puerto Rico. Before relocating to Puerto Rico, Santamaria Ots worked as asset manager in the financial sector in Barcelona. After moving to Puerto Rico, Daniel worked as Assistant Secretary of the Department of Economic Development, and in the Management Consulting Industry focusing in the Government, Banking and Telecommunications sectors. Santamaria Ots holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Barcelona and an M.P.A. in Economic Policy Management from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in the City of New York.

Last updated:

March 2, 2021