Alfonso Flores-Lagunes joins the group of Editors of the Journal of Population Economics. He is an affiliate of the Center for Aging and Policy Studies (CAPS) and Professor of Economics at the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Syracuse University, and a Section Editor of the Springer Handbook “Labor, Human Resources, and Population Economics” for “Data and Methods.” He will strengthen the editorial team on issues related to the evaluation of public programs, education, and health.”
Dr. Alfonso Flores-Lagunes is a labor economist and applied statistician (econometrician) with a track record of developing innovative methods to tackle empirical problems that naturally arise in the analysis of issues within the signature themes of CAPS: health and well-being and family and intergenerational support. He is a recognized expert in methods for causal inference in social science (e.g., Evaluation of Public Policies) and has been invited to deliver courses or workshops on the matter (e.g., at Cornell University and the Luxembourg Institute for Socio-Economic Research). He studies the bi-directional effects of a person’s body mass and mental health within the elderly population, exploiting the recent availability of genetic risk scores for each of those conditions. He also studies the long-term effects of military conscription and service during the Vietnam era war on several health and well-being outcomes, such as health indicators, mortality, and incarceration.
The Journal of Population Economics is an international quarterly that publishes original theoretical and applied research in all areas of population economics. Micro-level topics examine individual, household or family behavior, including household formation, marriage, divorce, fertility choices, education, labor supply, migration, health, risky behavior and aging. Macro-level investigations may address such issues as economic growth with exogenous or endogenous population evolution, population policy, savings and pensions, social security, housing, and health care.
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