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Monica Hernandez, Public Policy Working Group

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Murphy Postdoctoral Fellow

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Uptown Campus
Lavin-Bernick Center
201-Race Conference Room

Meeting time is 12:00 – 1:00pm. Lunch will be provided. The meeting is open only to members of the Public Policy Working Group.

Event Details

Invitation Only

Event Type: Public Policy Working Group

Sponsored By: Murphy Institute , Center for Public Policy Research

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About the Speaker

Mónica Hernández is Postdoctoral Fellow at the Education Research Alliance of New Orleans (ERA-New Orleans) and Tulane University’s Department of Economics. Her fields of interest include economics of education, development economics, labor economics and early childhood education. Her research examines the role that outside of school settings play on educational inequality gaps, in the context of both developing and developed countries. In her dissertation, Hernández studies the role of civil conflict in explaining the limited effect of additional public resources on school enrollment; the importance of non-cognitive skills for educational outcomes; and the relationship between childcare availability and older sisters time use. Prior to her PhD in Michigan, Hernández was a consultant at the World Bank and a research assistant at the Central Bank of Colombia. Mónica received her PhD in Economics and Public Policy from the University of Michigan in 2016. She earned her B.S. in Economics and Mathematics from Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, and a Master in Economics from the same institution.

The Murphy Institute

Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), The Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.