I am a Ph.D. student and Graduate Research Assistant at the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research (BCBER) and the Department of Economics at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK, Go Vols!).

My research measures the impact of public policies and regulations on poverty alleviation. Currently, I am analyzing the effects of conditional cash transfers on intergenerational mobility and family behavior. In addition, I joined the BCBER to evaluate the effectiveness of high-ed policies in Tennessee.

Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, I am an applied microeconomist with a focus on labor economics, public economics, and the political economy of development. My experience includes over eight years of teaching practice as an instructor/lecturer, and private consulting to political parties, parliamentarians, local government, Embassies, and multilateral organizations to empirically evaluate policies, economic forecasts, and develop data and automation tools.

Reach out at guerrero@utk.edu Yes, I am not afraid of bots. My spam folder is crowded anyways.

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Research Fields

Public Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Development.

Work in Progress

  • "Revisiting the Intergenerational Effect of the Earned Income Tax Credit on the Long-Term Earnings of Children."

  • "Love and Transfers: The Earned Income Tax Credit and Family Dynamics."

  • "Police Militarization and Reporting Behavior" with Matt Harris and Eunsik Chang.

Working Paper

  • "Do Slum Upgrading Programs Impact School Attendance?" with Wladimir Zanoni and Paloma Acevedo.
    Abstract: This paper analyzes how slum upgrading programs impact elementary school children's attendance in Uruguay. We take advantage of the eligibility rule that deems slums eligible for a SUP program if they have 40 or more dwelling units. Using a fuzzy regression discontinuity estimator, we find that students exposed to SUPs are 17 percent less likely to be at the 90th percentile of the yearly count of school absences. That effect appears to be driven by how SUPs impact girls. These interventions have effects that last for more than five years after their implementation. We discuss some critical urban and education policy implications of our findings.