I am a PhD. Candidate in the Department of Economics at the University of Kansas (KU). I have a broad range of interest within the Applied Microeconomic issues. In particular, I am interested in questions related to Environmental Economics, Labor Economics, and Development Economics.

My dissertation deals with elements impacting environmental investments within a developing economy (Colombia), such as city location relative to a domestic or an international border, or the prevalence of illegal groups. Similarly, we assess the effects of civil conflict; in our study, we have use the synthetic control method to determine the impact of the increase in violence on unemployment rates in Colombia relative to other countries within Latin America during the 1990s.

Contact information

University of Kansas Institute for Policy and Social Research 1541 Lilac Lane, 607 Blake Hall Lawrence, KS. 66045-3129

email: manuelpv@ku.edu

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