Esteban J. Quiñones

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a Predoctoral Trainee at the Center for Demography and Ecology. My primary field is development economics while my secondary fields are migration and demography.

I will be joining Mathematica Policy Research in the summer of 2019 to work on their expanding international research portfolio.

My job market paper is entitled Anticipatory Migration and Local Labor Responses to Rural Climate Shocks [pdf]. It focuses on ex ante migration adaptation and local labor reallocations to extreme temperature events for rural households from agricultural communities in Mexico.

My research portfolio focuses on poverty and the roles that households and government policies play in alleviating deprivation, with an emphasis on (i) the determinants and impacts of migration and (ii) the heterogeneity attributable to gender.

As a Predoctoral Trainee at the Center for Demography and Ecology, I received funding from the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD-T32). I am also a Fellow with the Science and Medicine Graduate Research Scholars (SciMed GRS). My principal advisor in Agricultural and Applied Economics is Bradford L. Barham while my advisor at the Center for Demography and Ecology is Jenna Nobles.

Contact Information

427 Lorch St.

301 Taylor Hall

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, WI 53706