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Brian CadenaBrian Cadena
Associate Professor

Office: Econ 208D
Fax: 303.492.8960
Dept. Phone: 303.735.5500
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Labor Economics • Public Economics • Applied Econometrics

Current Research Interests:
The response of immigration flows to employment prospects, labor market consequences of government policies, poverty and inequality, economics of education, behavioral economics.

Short CV

PhD–Economics, University of Michigan, 2008
MA–Economics, University of Michigan, 2005
BA–Economics and Psychology, Northwestern University, 2003

PhD, University of Michigan, is an associate professor with research interests in immigration, low-skilled labor markets, the economic consequences of government policies, behavioral economics, and applied econometrics. He has researched and written on welfare reform, poverty, health care coverage and health outcomes, and student loans. His current research agenda focuses on how immigration flows respond to geographic differences in employment prospects created by government policies.