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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.

Job Market Paper


tHE household- and aggregate-level
fertility consequences of china's one-child policy

(previously circulated as: Fertility After China's More-than-One-Child Policy)


The One-Child Policy is often perceived as a government-mandated quota system. Recent research acknowledges regional incentives allowing women to have more than one child. The policy was actually an individually tailored pricing system varying within each woman's life cycle. I document and exploit this variation to find that the policy: only affected women whose first child was a girl; did (not) reduce the number of girls (boys) born per woman; and caused a minor decrease in aggregate fertility. Data on ultrasound availability suggest that the second finding, but not the first, results at least partly from prenatal sex selection.

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