Andrea Velásquez

Andrea Velasquez, Ph.D.
Andrea Velásquez, Ph.D. • Associate Professor
• Director of Graduate Studies

Office Location: Lawrence Street Center 470Q

Areas of Expertise:
Development Economics, Labor Economics, Migration, Conflict, Applied Econometrics

Ph.D., Economics, Duke University, 2014
M.A., Economics, Duke University, 2011
M.A., Economics, Universidad de los Andes, 2007
B.A., Economics, Universidad de los Andes, 2005

Andrea Velasquez's research interests lie at the intersection of development, labor and population economics, with a special interest in the topics of data quality, conflict, and migration. 

Selected Publications

“The Effect of Violent Crime on the Human Capital Accumulation of Young Adults.” Co-author: Ryan Brown.  Journal of Development Economics, 2017, 127: 1-12.

“Impact of Violent Crime on Risk Aversion: Evidence from the Mexican Drug War.” Co-authors: Ryan Brown, Veronica Montalva, and Duncan Thomas. Forthcoming, The Review of Economics and Statistics 

"The Economic Burden of Crime: Evidence from Mexico.” Accepted, The Journal of Human Resources 

For a complete list of current working papers please visit Professor Velasquez's website.

ECON 4770: Economic Development
ECON 4811: Introduction to Econometrics
ECON 6054: Seminar in Development Economics