Jorge Luis García

Research Assistant (Ph.D Student, Economics)

My name is Jorge Luis García. I am a 2015-2016 Esther and T.W. Schultz fellow in the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago. I graduated summa cum laude and as valedictorian from CIDE (Mexico) in 2010 with a B.A. in Economics. I 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.

I am a fifth year Ph.D. student. My research interests include Family Economics, Human Capital Formation and Accumulation, and the Quantitative Study of Socio-Economic Inequality. My 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.

Learn more about me at http://www.jorgeluisgarcia.com/.