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Julio Ernesto Acuna Garcia

Assistant Professor, Economics Department, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador)

My research is in applied microeconomics, and it answers questions at the intersection of development and labor economics. By combining empirical methods with stylized models that I directly take to the data, my research aims to understand the causes and consequences of people’s decision to move to new cities, regions, or countries.


  • 2018–present
    Assistant professor, USFQ


  • 2018 
    The Ohio State University, Ph.D. AED Economics
  • 2012 
    Universidad de Guadalajara, México, M.Sc. Economics
  • 2008 
    Universidad Americana, Nicaragua, B.Sc. Industrial Egineering

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship
    Funding Source:
    The Ohio State University