Jorge M. Agüero

Associate Professor

Subject Areas: Development, Health Economics, Education, Applied Microeconomics

Ph.D., Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin, Madison
M.S., Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
B.A., Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru

Honors and Appointments:

—Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy, UConn.  2014-present.
— Group of Development Analysis, Peru, Affiliated Researcher.  2011-present
— SALDRU Affiliate, University of Cape Town, South Africa.  2007-present.

Courses Taught:

— Development Economics.
— Economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean
— Introduction to Latino-American Writing and Research.

Selected Publications:

Agüero, Jorge and Verónica Frisancho (2021) “Measuring Violence Against Women with Experimental Methods..pdf” Forthcoming at Economic Development and Cultural Change.

Agüero, Jorge, Carlos Felipe Balcázar, Stanislao Maldonado and Hugo Ñopo (2021) “The Value of Redistribution: Natural Resources and the Formation of Human Capital under Weak Institutions” Journal of Development Economics, 148 (January) 102581.

Agüero, Jorge (2021) “COVID-19 and The Rise of Intimate Partner Violence.” World Development, 137 (January) 105217.

Agüero, Jorge, Úrsula Aldana, Erica Field, Verónica Frisancho and Javier Romero (2020) “Is Community-based Targeting Effective in Identifying Intimate Partner Violence?” American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, 110(May): 605-609.

Agüero, Jorge and Maithili Ramachandran (2020) “The Intergenerational Transmission of Schooling Among the Education-Rationed” Journal of Human Resources, 55(2): 504-538, Spring.

“Health Shocks and their Long-Lasting Impact on Health Behaviors: Evidence from the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic in Mexico,” Journal of Health Economics, 2017, 54(July): 40-55. (with Trinidad Beleche)

“Do the more educated know more about health? Evidence from schooling and HIV knowledge in Zimbabwe,” Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2014, 62(3): 489-517 (with Prashant Bharadwaj).

“Test-Mex: Estimating the Effects of School Year Length on Student Performance in Mexico,”Journal of Development Economics, 2013, 103, 353-361 (with Trinidad Beleche).

“Motherhood and Female Labor Supply in the Developing World: Evidence from Infertility Shocks,”Journal of Human Resources, 2011, 46(4), 800-826 (with Mindy Marks).

Contact Information
Phone+1 860 486 0263
Mailing AddressUnit 1063
Office Location343 Oak Hall
Office HoursTuesdays and Thursdays 9-10AM (via Webex) or by appointment.