Scholars 2021

University of Chicago, Department of Economics

“Parental Allocation of Resources Across Children: Differential Treatment, Sharing, and Welfare Consequences”

Jorge Luis García is an applied microeconomist mainly interested in family economics, human capital, and socio-economic inequality. He is also interested in program evaluation and microeconometrics.

García's research aims to understand how family investment early in the life of children and market structures determine skills, long-term socio-economic outcomes and cross-sectional inequality.

Peer-reviewed publications

1. The Price of Fringe Benefits when Formal and Informal Labor Markets Coexist (with David Argente). 2015. IZA Journal of Labor Economics 3:14

2. Why Do Formal Credit, Informal Credit, and both Types of Credits Coexist as Consumer Choices? (with Víctor Carreón and Sonia Di Giannatale). 2015. Economics Bulletin 35:1

Not peer-reviewed publications

1. Early Childhood Education (with Sneha Elango, James J. Heckman, and Andrés Hojman). 2016. Economics of Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States, Volume II. The University of Chicago Press, edited by Robert Moffitt.

2. Social Policy: Targeting Programmes Effectively (with James J. Heckman). 2017. Nature Human Behavior. 1: 0019.

Working papers

1. The Life-Cycle Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Education Program (with James J. Heckman, Duncan Ermini Leaf, María José Prados). 2016 (submitted).

2. Unlucky and Lucky: Fertility Restrictions and Human Capital Gains After China’s One Child Policy. 2016 (not submitted).

3. Dynamic Complementarity or Substitutability? Parental Investment and Childcare in the Production of Early Human Capital (with Sebastián Gallegos). 2017 (submitted).

4. Childcare and Parental Investment: Early- and Mid-Life Effects (with Tanya Rajan and Matthew Tauzer). 2017 (submitted).