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Faculty and Staff Profile

Jorge Luis Garci­a

Assistant Professor


Office: 309-C Wilbur O. and Ann Powers Hall
Phone: 864-650-6201
Email: JLGARCI@clemson.edu
Vita: http://www.jorgeluisgarcia.com/
Personal Website: http://www.jorgeluisgarcia.com/
 

 Educational Background

Ph.D.
The University of Chicago 2018

M.A.
The University of Chicago 2012

B.A.
CIDE, A.C. 2010

 Courses Taught

Economics 411-611: Econ of Education (undergraduate and MA)
Economics 900-02: First-Year Econometrics for Econ PhD Part 1
Economics 900-03: First-Year Econometrics for Econ PhD Part 2

 Profile

I am an applied microeconomist. My research is at the intersection of labor and development economics. I use reduced-form and structural methods to understand, design, and evaluate public and social policies that improve countries' economic conditions and the well-being of their individuals. The first part of my research agenda focuses on human development and the economics of human capital. I am a co-author in a number of papers that comprehensively assess the social return of investing in early-life education. The second part of my research agenda focuses on fertility and female labor force participation. I combine multiple archival, historical, and survey-data sources to understand the economic implications of large-scale policies such as China's One-Child Policy and India's Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Act.

 Research Interests

Labor
Development

 Research Publications

Early Childhood Education and Life-cycle Health (with James J. Heckman) 2020.

Quantifying the Life-cycle Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program (with James J. Heckman, Duncan Ermini Leaf, María José Prados) 2020. Journal of Political Economy 128:7

Early Childhood Education and Crime (with James J. Heckman and Anna L. Ziff) 2019. Infant Mental Health Journal 40:1

Gender Differences in the Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program (with James J. Heckman and Anna L. Ziff) 2018. European Economic Review 109

The Price of Fringe Benefits when Formal and Informal Labor Markets Coexist (with David Argente) 2015. IZA Journal of Labor Economics 3:14

Why Do Formal Credit, Informal Credit, and both Types of Credits Coexist as Consumer Choices? (with Víctor Carreón and Sonia Di Giannatale) 2015. Economics Bulletin 35:1

 Links

Google Scholar profile