Jorge Aguero

Assistant Professor, Economics
(Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison)


The University of Connecticut
Economics Dept., Oak Hall, U-1063
Storrs, CT 06269-1063
Tel : 860-486-3022

Area of Speciality:

Applied Microeconomics, Development Economics, Health Economics, Labor Economics

Biographical Note:

Jorge Agüero received his Ph.D. in Agricultural and Applied Economics (USA) in 2006 and came to UConn in 2013 from the University of California, Riverside, where he was Assistant Professor of Economics. He is a SALDUR Affiliate, University of Cape Town, South Africa, and an Affiliated Researcher, Group of Development Analysis, Peru. Since 2011 he has been Associate Editor of the South African Journal of Economics. In 2014-2015 he was a Visiting Scholar in the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington DC.

Current Research/Selected Publications:

Agüero, Jorge and Prashant Bharadwaj (forthcoming) “Do the more educated know more about health? Evidence from schooling and HIV knowledge in Zimbabwe.” Economic Development and Cultural Change.

Agüero, Jorge and Trinidad Beleche (2013) “Test-Mex: Estimating the Effects of School Year Length on Student Performance in Mexico” Journal of Development Economics, 103:353-361.

Agüero, Jorge and Mindy Marks, (2011) “Motherhood and Female Labor Supply in the Developing World: Evidence from Infertility Shocks” Journal of Human Resources, 46(4): 800–826, Fall.

Agüero, Jorge and Martín Valdivia (2010) “The Permanent Effects of Recessions on Child Health: Evidence from Peru” Revista de Estudios Económicos del Colegio de México. 25(1): 247-274