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Francisca Antman, Ph.D.
University of Colorado Boulder
Francisca Antman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is a development and labor economist with research interests in international migration, human capital investments, intrahousehold resource allocation, economic history, and disparities across groups defined by gender, race, and ethnic identities.
Salvador Contreras, Ph.D.
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Salvador Contreras is Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Programs as the Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Salvador’s research is in the intersection of financial intermediation and society. His current work explores financial frictions and their effect on entrepreneurship, income mobility, and access to financial markets.
Alfonso Flores Lagunes, PhD
Alfonso Flores-Lagunes is Melvin A. Eggers Faculty Scholar, Professor of Economics, and Senior Research Associate in the Center for Policy Research at Syracuse University. Alfonso’s main research interest is on methods for estimation of causal effects that are relevant to the evaluation of government programs.
Anita Alves Pena, Ph.D.
Colorado State University
Vice-President of Communications
Anita Alves Pena is a Professor of Economics at Colorado State University. Her research interests are in public sector economics, labor economics, and economic development and her current research relates to undocumented and documented immigration, public policy, poverty, education/skill, and agricultural labor markets including applications to public and occupational health.
Alberto Davila, PhD
Southeast Missouri State University
Alberto Dávila is Dean of the Harrison College of Business and Computing at Southeast Missouri State University. Dávila has published on border-related topics since 1982, appearing in the Dallasfed Economic Review, and is the co-author (with Marie T. Mora) of Labor Market Issues along the U.S.-Mexico Border (University of Arizona 2009) and Hispanic Entrepreneurs in the 2000s (Stanford University 2013). He has received such professional honors as the Small Business Administration District Research Advocate Award for the Lower Rio Grande Valley (2003); the Distinguished Alumnus award from the College of Business Administration at U.T.-Pan American’s 75th Anniversary (Fall 2002) among other research and teaching awards.
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