Juan S. Morales

I am fifth-year PhD student in Economics at the University of Toronto. My research areas are Development Economics, Political Economy and Applied Microeconomics.
Starting in the Fall, I will be joining the Collegio Carlo Alberto as Assistant Professor of Economics.

Upcoming presentations:
○ ESOC Meeting, USIP, Washington, D.C. (May 18-19)
○ RIDGE/LACEA-PEG Political Economy Workshop, PUC-Rio (May 22-23)

Working Papers

○   Legislating During War: Conflict and Politics in Colombia
Job Market Paper [pdf]
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○   The Impact of Internal Displacement on Receiving Communities: Evidence from the Colombian Conflict
Revise and resubmit, Journal of Development Economics
HiCN Working Paper Nº 209 [pdf]
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○   Conditional Cash Transfers for Women and Spousal Violence: Evidence of the Long-Term Relationship from the Oportunidades Program in Rural Mexico (with Gustavo J. Bobonis and Roberto Castro)
Revise and resubmit, Journal of Human Resources
IDB Working Paper Series Nº IDB-WP-632 or pdf
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CV

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Education
2012-2017 (expected) University of Toronto, Ph.D. Economics (in progress)
2008-2009 University of Toronto, M.A. Economics (doctoral stream)
2004-2008 University of Waterloo, B. Computer Science (honours)

Citizenship Canadian, Colombian

Research Interests Development Economics, Political Economy, Applied Microeconomics

Teaching Interests Quantitative Methods, Development Economics, Political Economy

Working Papers

Legislating During War: Conflict and Politics in Colombia
Job Market Paper

The Impact of Internal Displacement on Receiving Communities: Evidence from the Colombian Conflict
Revise and resubmit, Journal of Development Economics

Conditional Cash Transfers for Women and Spousal Violence: Evidence of the Long-Term Relationship from the Oportunidades Program in Rural Mexico (with Gustavo J. Bobonis and Roberto Castro)
Revise and resubmit, Journal of Human Resources

Professional Experience
Research Assistant:
2015 Arthur Blouin, Department of Economics, University of Toronto
2009, 2012-2014 Gustavo J. Bobonis, Department of Economics, University of Toronto
2008 Anindya Sen, Department of Economics, University of Waterloo
Teaching Assistant:
2014, 2017 ECO403: Topics in Development Economics and Policy
2008-2009, 2013-2016 ECO220: Quantitative Methods in Economics
2015-2016 ECO368: Economics of Conflict
2015-2016 ECO334: Political Economy
2013, 2015-2016 ECO306: American Economic History
2012-2013 ECO324: Economic Development
Other:
2011-2013 Data Analyst, Program on Globalization and Regional Innovation Systems,
Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
2010-2011 Research Analyst, Toronto Region Research Alliance (Toronto, ON, Canada)
2009-2010 Software Analyst, ComputerTalk Technology (Richmond Hill, ON, Canada)

Awards
2016-2017 University of Toronto, Doctoral Completion Award
2016-2017 University of Toronto, Lawrence and Tracey Smith Bursary in Economics
2008-2009, 2012-2016 University of Toronto, Graduate Fellowship
2015-2016 University of Toronto, Tom Easterbrook Graduate Scholarship in Communications and the Mass Media
2014 Inter-American Development Bank, Research Grant (with G.J. Bobonis and R. Castro)
2008 University of Waterloo, Graduation with Distinction

Presentations
2017 Brock University, York University, University of Melbourne, Collegio Carlo Alberto, PacDev 2017
(UC-Riverside), 2nd Annual IPS conference (UMass-Amherst), MWIEDC 2017 (UW-Madison)
2016 University of Toronto CEPA, CDESG-CEA Annual Conference (University of Ottawa),
41 SAEe (University of the Basque Country, Bilbao)
2015 CEA Annual Conference (Ryerson University, Toronto), HiCN 11th Annual Workshop
(University of Toronto), LACEA Labor Network conference: Are labor markets in Latin America
prepared for the new challenges?
(PUC, Santiago)
2014 University of Toronto CEPA Brown Bag

Other
2016 Barcelona GSE, Summer School in Political Economy

Languages Spanish (native), English (fluent), Italian (basic), French (basic)

Computer Skills STATA, Python, MATLAB, Java, C/C++, VBA, SQL

Refereeing Economic Development and Cultural Change

References

Gustavo J. Bobonis
Associate Professor
Department of Economics
University of Toronto
gustavo.bobonis@utoronto.ca
Marco Gonzalez-Navarro
Assistant Professor
CIRHR, Economics, and UTSC Management
University of Toronto
marco.gonzalez.navarro@utoronto.ca

Michel Serafinelli
Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
University of Toronto
michel.serafinelli@utoronto.ca
Albert Berry
Professor Emeritus
Munk School of Global Affairs and Department of Economics
University of Toronto
berry2@chass.utoronto.ca

Jennifer Murdock (teaching)
Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
Department of Economics
University of Toronto
jennifer.murdock@utoronto.ca

Contact

Juan S. Morales

juan.morales@utoronto.ca
Department of Economics, University of Toronto
150 St George St., Toronto, ON, M5S3G7, Canada
(+1) 416-786-7209
@juansemorales@juansemorales