My email address is jorgelgarcia@uchicago.edu. 
You can directly e-mail me from here.

1155 E 60th Street, Room 429
Chicago, IL
US

+ 001 (773)-677-7938

I am a National Council for Science and Technology (Conacyt) 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 and M.A. in Economics from this university in 2012.

     I am currently a third 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 research focuses in 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.

Academic Resources

Here are some useful resources.

Factor Analysis

  • This document explains my preferred method for extracting factors from a measurement system. Here is the Python implementation and here is the Stata implementation. Here is the GitHub repository for the complete set of files. 

Structural Econometrics in Python and Julia

This set of documents sets up and solves a simple labor economics structural model in Julia. It contains a few introductory exercises and then it estimates both static and dynamic versions of a women labor supply model. Here is the GitHub repository of the complete set of files.