Sebastian Cortes Corrales

Sebastian Cortes Corrales

The Department of Economics
Assistant Professor in Economics

Contact details

Birmingham Business School
Department of Economics
University House
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Leicester (UK)
  • M.A. in Economics, Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)
  • B.A. in Economics, Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)


Prior to his current appointment, Dr Cortes Corrales was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy at Chapman University. Sebastian also held Senior Teaching Associate position at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge.

Before starting his graduate studies, Sebastian was an Associate Researcher in Health Economics at the Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia. There, he was involved in numerous research projects in public health.

Sebastian's primary research interest is focused on understanding how underlying network structures influence behaviour using game theory, incentivised experiments, and empirical tools. He is working on topics involving Networks of Conflict, Industrial Organisation and Political Economy.


  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Mathematical Methods for Statistics and Econometrics
  • Decision Theory and Games


  • Social and Economic Networks
  • Experimental Economics
  • Behavioural Economics and Health Economics


Cortes Corrales, S. & Gorny, P. M. (2022). How strength asymmetries shape multi-sided conflicts. Working Paper, SSRN.

Cortes Corrales, S. & Rojo Arjona, D. (2022). The curse of centrality in weighted networks. Working Paper.

Calle, M. C. A., Lobelo, F., Jimenez, M. A., Paez, D. C., Cortes-Corrales, S., de Lima, A., & Duperly, J. (2016). One-day workshop-based training improves physical activity prescription knowledge in Latin American physicians: a pre-test post-test study. BMC public health, 16(1), 1224.

Higuera-Mendieta, D. R., Cortes-Corrales, S., Quintero, J., & Gonzalez-Uribe, C. (2016). KAP Surveys and Dengue Control in Colombia: Disentangling the Effect of Sociodemographic Factors Using Multiple Correspondence Analysis. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 10(9), e0005016.

Quintero, J., Garcia-Betancourt, T., Cortes-Corrales, S., Garcia, D., Alcala, L., Gonzalez-Uribe, C., Brochero, H., & Carrasquilla, G.(2015). Effectiveness and feasibility of long-lasting insecticide-treated curtains and water container covers for dengue vector control in Colombia: a cluster randomised trial. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 109(2), 116-125.

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