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Mónica Hernández

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow
1555 Poydras St.


Mónica Hernández is a Postdoctoral Fellow, and her research studies the role that outside of school settings play on educational inequality gaps, both in developed and developing countries.

Currently Mónica is studying the relationship between crime, discipline and educational outcomes in Louisiana. In previous research, she has studied the relationship between civil conflicts and education, the importance of non-cognitive skills for educational outcomes, and the relationship between childcare availability and older sisters' education and time use.

Mónica received her Ph.D. in Public Policy and Economics from University of Michigan in 2016. She additionally holds a Bachelor of Science in economics and mathematics from Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, and a Master of Arts in economics from the same institution.


Research interests: economics of education, development economics, applied microeconomics, labor economics