Sergio Ernesto Barrera
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Virginia Tech.
I served five years in the US Marine Corps as a Cryptologic Linguist from 2008-2013. I received my PhD in economics from the University of Minnesota. Previously I worked as a research analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute.
I am an applied labor economist. I focus my research on inequality in the labor market, education outcomes, and crime. Specifically I focus on inequality by socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity in the United States. I also focus some work on the economic outcomes of US military Veterans.
Research Areas: Economics of Education, Labor Economics, Demographic Economics, Applied Microeconomics
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