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
My 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.
“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