Connor Sheehan Portrait
M.A. 2011
Human Geography

Areas of interest: Migration; Informal Economics; Development
Faculty Advisor: Fernando Riosmena


2011 - Migration and Informal versus Formal Business Creation in Mexico

Research Interests

My Master’s thesis explores the often endogenous relationship between migration and informality in Mexico. More specifically, I am studying whether migrant households are more likely to start informal businesses compared to non-migrant households. Additionally, I am interested in how economic and social community level factors influence household level migration and business formation decisions. More generally I am interested in learning and applying statistical techniques from a variety of disciplines to my data.