The Catholic University of America
Business and Economics Faculty

Sonia Cavallo Runde – IEDM / IEDP Lecturer

LatterAn economist by training, Ms. Cavallo holds a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from San Andres University in Argentina from where she is originally.

After concluding her graduate studies, Ms. Cavallo was a co-founder of a think tank in Argentina called CIPPEC- Center for the Implementation of Public Policies for Equity and Growth.  While at CIPPEC, Ms. Cavallo was the director of its Health Care Policy practice working at the national, provincial and municipal levels, advocating for the implementation of better public policies in that field.

Separately, Ms. Cavallo was policy advisor in a number of political campaigns in Argentina including a Presidential campaign and a campaign for the Mayor of the City of Buenos Aires. In the last decade, she has collaborated in academic research and been a consultant to various private clients who sought her expertise in comparative international health policies.

Ms. Cavallo currently resides in Virginia with her husband and her three children.

In Her Words ...

My public policy background and in particular my interest in comparative healthcare has led me to study development cases and understand the challenges faced by developing nations as they design, implement and evaluate economic and social reforms. Teaching this class at the Integral Development Program of The Catholic University of America will allow me to reconcile theory and the practice in development though political lenses.– Sonia Cavallo Runde



Office: 309 McMahon Hall
The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20064

Office hours: By appointment only.



  • IEDM/IEDP 520 – Politics of Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Development Policy


M.S., Public Policy
Harvard University

B.A., Economics
San Andres University (Argentina)


Areas of Expertise

  • Public Policy
  • Economic Development
  • Evaluation of Development Policy