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Raul Sanchez

PhD Student
Applied econometrics, Labor economics
Phone: (512) 484-1081

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  • B.A. (Accounting), Universidad Nacional de Misiones, 2005
  • M.A. (Applied Economics), Universidad Nacional de Misiones, 2008
  • M.A. (Economics), Washington University in St. Louis, 2012
  • Ph.D. (Agricultural and applied economics), University of Illinois, expected May 2017

Teaching Experience

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:

  • Graduate Teacher Certificate: Foundations of Teaching (2016)
  • Graduate Student Instructor for (undergraduate classes):
    • Applied Statistical Methods (Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015),
    • Spreadsheet Models & Applications (Spring 2014, Spring 2016),
    • Economic Development of Tropical Africa (Fall 2013),
    • International Trade in Food and Agriculture (Fall 2013)

Washington University in St. Louis:

  • Microeconometrics (Graduate, Spring 2012),
  • Introduction to Econometrics (Undergraduate, Fall 2011)

Research Statement

My research focuses on the analysis of child development in disadvantaged households. Specifically, I analyze the importance of family investment in explaining the evolution of children’s development. I study how socioeconomic conditions, parenting, child care choices, and innate ability determine cognitive and non-cognitive abilities of children. I also examine how the environment, effective policy interventions, and optimal investments can help reduce socioeconomic disparities and enhance child development.


“E pur si muove? Movilidad, pobreza y desigualdad en America Latina.” (And yet it moves? Mobility, poverty and inequality in Latin America.) With Adriana Conconi, Sergio Olivieri and Guillermo Cruces, in Economica Vol. LIV - Number. 1-2.

Thesis Information

"Essays on early childhood development and family economics"
Advisor: Professor Mary Arends-Kuenning