Ph.D. Candidate in Economics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Graduate Research Assistant at the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research (BCBER).

My research measures the impact of public policies and regulation with a focus on poverty alleviation. Currently, I analyze the effects of conditional cash transfers (the EITC) on intergenerational mobility, family behavior, and labor markets. I am also interested in human capital formation and the effectiveness of K-12 and Higher Ed efforts, particularly in its impact on, labor markets, school attendance and the development of skills. In the Boyd Center, we study the academic and labor outcomes associated with college subsidies in Tennessee.

My experience includes eight years teaching as an instructor/lecturer. I also serve as a Consultant to state and local governments in the U.S. and abroad, and the Inter-American Development Bank.

I love economics and I advocate for using empirical evidence and innovative data  to improve public policies, working with experimental and quasi-experimental designs, economic forecast, data mining, and automation tools to inform policy-makers.

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PhD in Economics, (Expected 2024)
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

MA. in Economics, 2021
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

MSc. in Applied Economics, 2019
St. Cloud State University

BA. in Liberal Studies, 2013
Universidad Metropolitana

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