Miguel Urquiola is an Associate Professor at Columbia University’s Department of Economics and its School of International and Public Affairs. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and co-editor of the Journal of Human Resources. He has served on the editorial board of Lacea's Economia and the American Economic Journal. His research focuses on understanding educational markets; two areas of focus are the consequences of school choice, and the characteristics and impact of college reputation. Urquiola received a B.A. from Swarthmore College and a Ph.D. from the University of California Berkeley. He held prior appointments at Cornell University’s Economics Department, the World Bank’s research department, the Bolivian Ministry of Human Development, and the Bolivian Catholic University.


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The 22nd Annual LACEA Meeting 2017 will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 8th-11th, hosted by Universidad San Andrés. For more information click here.

The journal Lecturas de Economía,
edited by the Department of Economics at Universidad de Antioquia, is now inviting scholars to submit manuscripts for a special issue on impact evaluation of socio-economic programs and policies.  The special issue will be published in the second semester of 2018. Submissions are due on September 30, 2017. Manuscripts can be submitted to the e-mail address revistalecturas@udea.edu.co. For more information, please click here.

SobreMéxico. Temas de Economía,
managed by Universidad Iberoamericana-Ciudad de México is currently seeking manuscripts with applied work on the Mexican economy. The Journal publishes online as soon as they are in final publishable form. The journal accepts articles in English and/or Spanish. Please visit this site or write to isidro.soloaga@ibero.mx for further information.

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