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Fernanda Herrera Lopez

UC MEXUS-CONACYT Postdoctoral Fellow in Economics

Residency: January 2021 – December 2021

Research Project: Geospatial Analytical Modeling for Sustainable Land Use Planning in Mexico

Research Interests: Sustainable development, population dynamics, voting and elections, and social networks

Biography

Fernanda Herrera has been a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at El Colegio de México (Colmex), and Adviser to Mexico's Director of Immigration. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Colmex, M.A. in Applied Economics from El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, and BSc in Actuarial Science from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. 

Herrera is interested in the dynamics of population, particularly in its growth and spatial expansion throughout time. Her work has explored the use of social networks for migration, and how it affects the rate of growth and distribution of the immigrant population at destination. Her models rely on stochastic processes to account for the significance of time and initial conditions in the shape of the population growth curve.