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Indiana University Bloomington

Doctoral Programs

1960 Notable

From 1960-2013, we prepared nearly 1,200 men and women
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Andres Fernando Jola Sanchez

Contact Information

ajolasan [at] indiana [dot] edu (E-mail)
Business School

  • Doctoral Student


  • Bloomington


  • MS, Industrial Engineering, Universidad de los Andes, 2010
  • BS, Economics, Universidad de los Andes, 2010
  • BS, Industrial Engineering, Universidad de los Andes, 2008

Professional Experience

  • Associate Instructor, Kelley School of Business, 2013-present
  • Researcher/Advisor, National Planning Department/Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, 2011-2013
  • Instructor/Researcher, School of Engineering, Sergio Arboleda University, 2011-2012
  • Coordinator Service Sector Statistics, National Statistics Department, 2010
  • Analyst, Labor Observatory for Education, Ministry of National Education, 2009

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Doctoral Fellowship, Kelley School of Business, 2013
  • Graduate Scholarship, Universidad de los Andes, 2008
  • Ranked 8th in the Colombian Higher Education Quality Examination, Industrial Engineering, 2007

Professional Interests

Service Operations Management, Operations in the Public Sector, Operations in Emerging Markets

Current Projects

  • 'Three - Bid' Procurement in Emerging Markets Operations (with A. Pedraza-Martinez and S. Hu).

Selected Publications

  • Jola Sanchez, A. (2013), “Development of the service sector and its role in consolidating global economic growth”, (Ad-hoc Title Translation of “Desarrollo del sector servicios y su papel en la consolidación del crecimiento económico mundial”), Ecos de Economía, 17 (36), pp. 43-68.

  • Arregoces, A., A. Jola Sanchez, D. Quintero, and L. Velasquez (2012), “Basis for the analysis of the efficiency and effectiveness of public investment in Colombia” (Ad-hoc Title Translation of “Bases para el análisis de la eficiencia y la efectividad de la inversión pública en Colombia”), Archivos de Economía, 391.

  • Jola Sanchez, A. (2011), “Determinants of the quality of the secondary education in Colombia: an analysis of the PISA 2006 results and the public program “Revolución Educativa” (Ad-hoc Title Translation of “Determinantes de la calidad de la educación media en Colombia: un análisis de los resultados PISA 2006 y del plan sectorial "Revolución Educativa"), Coyuntura Económica, 41 (1), pp. 25-61.