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Ernest Boffy-Ramirez, PhD

Visiting Assistant Professor

E-mail: Ernest Boffy-Ramirez
Office Location: LSC 460Y
Phone: 303-315-2044
Fax: 303-315-2048
Areas of Expertise:

Education & Degrees

Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2012.
M.A., Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2010.
B.A., Economics, University of California, Davis, 2006.
B.A., Political Science, University of California, Davis, 2006.


Ernest is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics. He primarily focuses on applied labor economics, specifically topics dealing with education, migration, and wage inequality. Ernest also has interests in game theory and environmental economics.

His current research aims to understand migration decisions as a function of expected earnings, immigrant education and selection, trends in wage and education inequality, and the educational decisions of teens.

Ernest teaches undergraduate level statistics and econometrics at the CU Denver campus but spends the Spring semester in Beijing, teaching, continuing his research, and advising students.

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses:
Statistics with Computer Applications
Introductory Econometrics