The Council

The National Evaluation and Productivity Commission (CNEP) comprises five members appointed by the President of the Republic for five-year terms. These appointments can be immediately renewed for another consecutive period, should they choose to do so, once the supreme decree has been fully processed. The renewals occur in annual increments, with members serving on an ad-honorem basis.


Additionally, representatives from the Budget Office of the Ministry of Finance, the Undersecretary of Social Evaluation of the Ministry of Social Development and Family, and the Undersecretary of Economy of the Ministry of Economy participate in the CNEP council, with the right to voice their opinions.


These advisors are esteemed academics and professionals responsible for analyzing and identifying obstacles that hinder productivity due to public sector regulation or management. The council must pinpoint the absence of public goods, insufficient coordination or access to capital, and productive gaps in human capital, technology, and other factors that constrain or limit entrepreneurship and the growth of industries or sectors. They are also tasked with proposing the necessary actions to address these issues.


The transitory article of Supreme Decree No. 1,510 of 2021 stipulates, “The first appointment of Commission members must specify their respective terms.”


Following that, the duration of the current CNEP council will be as follows:



Raphael Bergoeing, three years.



Pamela Jervis, one year.

Susanna Mondschein, four years.

Dusan Paredes, two years.

Andrés Zahler, five years.

See Decree

Reseñas curriculares


  • He has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota (USA) and is an economist from the University of Chile.
  • He has been superintendent of banks and financial institutions, chairman of the board of Metro de Santiago, a researcher at the Center for Public Studies, and associate professor in the economics and industrial engineering departments at the University of Chile. He has also served as a visiting fellow at the Federal Reserve and the World Bank (Minneapolis and Washington, respectively, USA).
  • His publications have addressed growth, trade, and productivity issues and have been published in various journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Development Economics, Review of Economic Dynamics, and The World Bank Economic Review.
  • He works as an academic at the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences of the University of Chile.

Raphael Bergoeing full CV



  • Ph.D. in Economics from University College London (UCL). She has an MPhil and MRes in economics from UCL and a master’s degree in economics and business from the University of Chile.


  • She worked at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), the leading independent microeconomic research institute in Great Britain, specifically at the Center for Evaluation of Development Policies, where she focused on the evaluation of early stimulation and nutrition programs, as well as on the implementation of a quality preschool intervention, aimed at improving early childhood development in India.
  • Her research specializes in human capital accumulation, early childhood, policy evaluation, and household behavior. She focuses on improving the well-being of boys and girls and human capital.


  • She has designed, implemented, and evaluated multiple programs, mainly randomized experiments, to promote early stimulation at homes, communities, and schools in countries such as India, Gambia, and Colombia. Similarly, she studies how beliefs, social norms, and bargaining power within the home determine parental investment in education, nutrition, and early stimulation.
  • She has also consulted with the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Jacobs Foundation, the Institute for Fiscal Policies, Oxford Policy Management, and different government ministries.
  • She is currently an academic in the Department of Industrial Engineering of the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Chile, and an Associate Researcher at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the Institute for Research in Market Imperfections and Public Policy (MIPP), the Center for Research in Inclusive Education, from J-PAL LAC and the Center for Public Systems.


  • She has a Ph.D. in operations research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She is an industrial civil engineer from the University of Chile with a master’s degree in engineering sciences from the same university.
  • Her specialization has focused on applied stochastic models, while her research has focused on health management and epidemiology, revenue management, and pricing policies.
  • Regarding epidemiology, she collaborates with multidisciplinary teams from the School of Medicine, the J.J. Aguirre Hospital, and the Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology (INTA), all entities of the University of Chile. In addition, in this area, she has the support of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Hospital Sótero del Río, and the Institute of Neurosurgery, among others.
  • She led the impact on colorectal cancer survival investigation: Is Chile an unequal country? This study detected that, from 2009 to 2018, new patients diagnosed with this type of cancer increased by 58.6% and that patient survival varied considerably depending on their socioeconomic level and region of residence.
  • She participated as a researcher of the integratedinformation system for home monitoring of COVID-19 patients in health services.
  • She taught at the Yale University Business School from 2001 to 2011 and at Adolfo Ibáñez University, where she was director of the industrial engineering program.
  • She is currently an associate professor in the Department of industrial engineering at the University of Chile and a researcher at the Institute for Complex Systems of Engineering (ISCI).


  • He has a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois and a post-doc from Michigan State University.
  • He is a principal researcher in several international projects, including FONDECYT projects and other competitive funds from the National Agency for Research and Development of Chile (ANID). He is a visiting scholar at Michigan State University and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
  • He is part of different commissions of the Government of Chile related to scientific financing and postgraduate scholarships and works as associate editor of the journal Resource Policy (ISI Q1).
  • His research has focused on strategies to identify causal mechanisms characterized by spatial spillover effects in regional and urban economic areas.
  • He was dean of the faculty of economics and administration at the Universidad Católica del Norte and president of the Chilean Society for Regional Studies.
  • He works as a tenured professor at the Universidad Católica del Norte.


  • He has a Ph.D. in Public Policy at Harvard University, United States.
  • He is a senior adviser to the Ministry of Economy, a World Bank consultant, and an associate professor at the Faculty of Administration and Economics of Diego Portales University (UDP).
  • He is part of Chile’s Statistical Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Economy for the design of innovation, research, and development surveys.
  • He has published international economics and innovation articles in leading journals, such as the Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Development Economics, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, and World Economy. He has received numerous awards for teaching excellence, among them from the School of Government of Harvard University. He has also served as an academic at the Catholic and Alberto Hurtado Universities.
  • He was in charge of the Innovation Division of the Ministry of Economy, was president of the Board of Directors of the Government Laboratory, director of Fundación Chile, executive secretary of the Interministerial Innovation Committee (2014-2016), and representative before the OECD in innovation policy.