Victor Hugo Orozco Olvera

Victor Orozco is a Candidate of the Doctor of Philosophy in Social Intervention degree at Oxford's Department of Social Policy and Intervention. Before joining the department, he was a Fulbright Scholar at Princeton University’s Masters in Public Affairs and graduated Summa Cum Laude from his Economics BA degree at Mexico’s Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara.

His professional experience has focused on the evaluation of development programs and includes the World Bank’s research department and the Jalisco State Ministry of Economic Development. He is a Principal investigator and Co-PI for a series of experimental evaluations of development interventions.


TV plays an important role in introducing ideas in societies where literacy is relatively low and social norms discourage novel ideas, especially related to stigmatized behaviors.

Victor’s doctoral thesis studies the effectiveness of entertainment-education, the use of mass media with development objectives, in reducing risky sexual behaviors among young worldwide (meta-analysis) and in Nigeria (exploiting data from an experimental evaluation).

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