Skip to main content
Sign In

University of Colorado Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Economics Logo
 

Faculty & Staff Directory

Andrea Velasquez, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor

Vita: Prof. Velasquez's Vita​
Email: Andrea Velasquez​
Website: http://www.econ.ucdenver.edu/avelasquez/
Office Location: LSC 470Q
Phone: 303-315-2036
Fax: 303-315-2048
Areas of Expertise:
Development Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Labor Economics, Migration, Population

Education & Degrees

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

Bio

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. As a member of the team that designed and collected the third wave of the Mexican Family Life Survey I have used this innovative and extremely rich longitudinal data in my research.

Working Papers

  • “The Economic Burden of Crime: Evidence from Mexico” 

  • “Mexicans in America” (with Gabriela Farfan, Maria Genoni, Luis Rubalcava, Graciela Teruel and Duncan Thomas)

  • “Attrition in Longitudinal Surveys: Evidence from Mexico” (with Maria Genoni, Luis Rubalcava, Graciela Teruel and Duncan Thomas)

  • “The Effect of Violent Crime in Mexico on the Human Capital Accumulation of Children and Young Adults” (with Ryan Brown) 

  • “Impact of Violent Crime on Risk Aversion: Evidence from the Mexican Drug War” (with Ryan Brown, Veronica Montalva, and Duncan Thomas) 

  • “Selection and Assimilation of Mexican Migrants to the U.S.” (with Gabriela Farfan, Maria Genoni, Luis Rubalcava, Graciela Teruel and Duncan Thomas)

  • Extended Families in Mexico and the United States” (with Gabriela Farfan, Maria Genoni and Duncan Thomas)

  • “Health Insurance and Child Health: Evidence from Seguro Popular” (with Gina Turrini, Gabriela Farfan, Maria Genoni and Duncan Thomas) 

  • “International Transfers by Mexican Migrants in the United States” (with Gabriela Farfan, Maria Genoni, Luis Rubalcava, Graciela Teruel and Duncan Thomas) 

  • “The Effect of Living in a Violent Environment on Contemporaneous Health (with Ryan Brown, Elizabeth Frankenberg, Jessica Ho, and Duncan Thomas)

Selected Publications

“Identifying Victims of Civil Conflicts: An Evaluation of Forced Displaced Households in Colombia” (with Ana María Ibáñez) Journal of Peace Research, 46: 43, 2009 

“La Formalidad en los Derechos de Propiedad:¿Determinante de la Estrategia Militar de los Actores Armados?” Revista Desarrollo y Sociedad, No. 61, 2008

Courses Taught

ECON 4770: Economic Development

ECON 4811 Introduction to Econometrics ​