Sergio Ernesto Barrera

I am a PhD candidate in economics at the University of Minnesota and I will be joining the Department of Economics at Virginia Tech as an Assistant Professor during the Fall 2022 semester.

I served five years in the US Marine Corps as a Cryptologic Linguist from 2008-2013 and I currently work as a research analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute. I focus my research on examining the reasons for economic inequality, with an interest in investigating the barriers that lead to inequalities in outcomes by socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity in the US economy.

Research Areas: Economics of Education, Labor Economics, Demographic Economics, Applied Microeconomics

Contact Information:

3-150 Hanson Hall

1925 Fourth Street South

Minneapolis, MN 55455