Jorge Luis García

Research Associate (Ph.D Student, Economics)


Jorge Luis García is an 2015-2016 Esther and T.W. Schultz fellow in the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago. He graduated summa cum laude and as valedictorian from CIDE (Mexico) in 2010 with a B.A. in Economics. He visited the University of Chicago in the winter and spring of 2009 as an undergraduate student and received an M.A. in Economics from this university in 2012.

He is a fifth year Ph.D. student. His research interests include Family Economics, Human Capital Formation and Accumulation, and the Quantitative Study of Socio-Economic Inequality. His current work focuses on two areas: (i) formal and informal labor and credit markets; (ii) early childhood human capital formation and accumulation. The main objective of my research is to understand how market structures and investment choices determine life-cycle and cross-sectional inequality.

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