Collective Remittances and the Program 3x1 For Migrants in Mexico: Investment in Local Development and Labor Market Effects
Location: UC San Diego, Institute of the Americas Complex, Deutz Room
Open to: Public
Speaker: Karina Cordova, USMEX Visiting Fellow
Discussant: Gordon Hanson, Professor of Economics; Director of the Center on Emerging and Pacific Economies, UC San Diego
Karina Córdova is a Visiting Fellow at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies. She is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Economics at the University of Arizona, where she also got her Master's degree. She received a B.A. in Economics from CIDE (Mexico City) in 2003. Karina has worked as an economic consultant studying the informal sector in Mexico, and as a research assistant in the Mexican Family Life Survey 2002 and 2005. She studies how collective remittances sent by migrant clubs to be invested in community projects can affect local labor markets improving job opportunities. Her research agenda also includes a series of laboratory experiments to analyze the effects of stress and uncertainty on productivity, decision-making and investment choices.
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