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Dr. Blanco is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Illinois State University. He joined the faculty at Illinois State in 2013 right after completing his Ph.D. studies from the State University of New York at Binghamton. Dr. Blanco’s research interests include Labor Economics, Applied Econometrics, and the Econometrics of Program Evaluation. His most notable work appears in the Journal of Human Resources, the American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, and the Journal of Productivity Analysis. His work on active labor market programs, including job training for youth, has been presented nationally, e.g., Society of Labor Economists, and the Midwest Econometrics Group, and internationally, e.g., University of Luxembourg, the Luxembourg Institute for Socio-Economic Research, and the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) at Bonn, Germany. Dr. Blanco has served as a professional referee for the Journal of Applied Econometrics, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Journal of Labor Research and for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada), among others. His teaching interests include Principles of Economics, Economic Reasoning Using Statistics, and Fundamental of Econometrics (at the undergraduate and graduate levels). 

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