Jorge Agüero, PhD

Assistant Professor, Economics (Affiliate)

Research Overview

My research is at the intersection of development and labor economics and explores policies that can break the intergenerational transmission of poverty in developing countries with emphasis on health determinants. I use careful experimental and non-experimental statistical methods to determine underlying causal relationships. My focus is on social policy-oriented research covering several countries, including Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil, Rwanda, Zimbabwe and South Africa.


Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison, Agricultural and Applied Economics (USA), 2006.
M.Sc. Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Economics (Spain), 2000.
B.A. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Economics (Peru), 1996.

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Mailing AddressDepartment of Economics
365 Fairfield Way, Unit 1063
Storrs, CT 06269-1063