Marco Dueñas is Professor at the Faculty of Economics and International Trade at the University Jorge Tadeo Lozano and Researcher at the Research Group on Theory and Trade Policy, since 2013. He is a physicist from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Magna Cum Laude, 2004). He also holds a master degree in Economics from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (2007) and a PhD in Economics from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy (2013). He was a research fellow at the Institute of Economics of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna on “Dynamics of business diversification and performances: theoretical models and empirical evidence” (2010-2012) and “The International-Trade Network: Models and Applications”(2012-2013). In 2008, he was an adviser at the National Program of Basic Sciences (COLCIENCIAS), responsible for the areas of physics and mathematics, and advisor at the technical committee of the Colombian Space Commission. He is an expert on issues related to the international economy, simulation and numerical methods, analysis of complex adaptive systems, quantitative methods, and network analysis.