Jorge M. Agüero

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

Economics, El Instituto

Areas of Interest:

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 SALDRU Affiliate, University of Cape Town, South Africa, and an Affiliated Researcher at the 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.

Selected Publications:

Agüero, Jorge and Maithili Ramachandran (forthcoming) “The Intergenerational Transmission of Schooling Among the Education-Rationed,” Journal of Human Resources.

Agüero, Jorge and Trinidad Beleche (2017) “Health Shocks and their Long-Lasting Impact on Health Behaviors: Evidence from the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic in Mexico,” Journal of Health Economics, 54(July): 40-55.

Agüero, Jorge and Prashant Bharadwaj (2014) “Do the more educated know more about health? Evidence from schooling and HIV knowledge in Zimbabwe.” Economic Development and Cultural Change, 62(3): 489-517

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

Agüero, Jorge and Mindy Marks, (2008) “Motherhood and Female labor Force Participation. Evidence from Fertility Shocks.pdf,” American Economic Review, 98(2): 500-504.

En Español:

Agüero, Jorge (2018) “Logros y Temas Pendientes de la Jornada Escolar Completa,” Revista Tarea, 97 (Octubre): 40-42.

Agüero, Jorge (2018) “Educación, Información y Comportamiento Sexual. El Caso del Embarazo Adolescente en el Perú Rural” In Hernández, W., Editor, Género en el Perú. Nuevos enfoques, miradas interdisciplinarias. Universidad de Lima.

Agüero, Jorge (2016) “Sobrepeso, Educación y Salud Preventiva en el Sector Rural.” In Durand, Urrutia and Yon eds. Perú: El problema agrario en debate. SEPIA XVI, Seminario Permanente de Investigación Agraria, Peru, pp: 539-566.

Agüero, Jorge (2014) “Tamaño de la familia y acceso a activos de la mujer rural.” In Diez, Raez and Fort eds. Perú: El problema agrario en debate. SEPIA XV, Seminario Permanente de Investigación Agraria, Peru, pp: 180-207.

Jorge Agüero, PhD
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