About me. I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at William & Mary, and an Affiliate to the Global Research Institute. I received my Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Michigan. I was raised in a border town during the NAFTA manufacturing boom in Northern Mexico.
Research agenda: I work on international trade, economic geography, and urban economics. My agenda on trade and economic geography focuses on structural transformation, growth, infrastructure, and regional divergence. My urban economics agenda relates to sorting, segregation, and city inequality. In my research, I use both structural models and applied microeconomics methods; as well as administrative and historical data.
Teaching: I have been T.A. or Instructor for Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, International Trade, and Statistics in the past 10 years. At William & Mary, I advise undergraduate students in three majors: Economics, International Relations, and Computational & Applied Mathematics & Statistics (CAMS).
Mentorship for undergraduate research. I have trained 20 undergraduate research assistants who have worked on my research projects since 2019, and are currently in reputable graduate school programs, government offices, or financial institutions. They learn tasks such as working with geospatial data, historical datasets, administrative datasets, and using legal documents to create data.
Contact: luisbaldomero [ at ] gmail [ dot ] com