Marcos A. Rangel
Associate Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy
Marcos A. Rangel is an applied microeconomist. His research focuses on the patterns of accumulation of human capital with particular attention to the intra-family decision process (parents and children), to the impact of policies to foment education and health, and to racial differentials. His research has contributed to a better understanding of how the negotiations between mother and fathers, and also how families insert themselves into societies, influence the allocation of resources towards investment in human capital of children.
Recent projects branched out in investigating the impact of prenatal care policies and maternal labor regulations over child outcomes, focusing on the innovative use of data to infer causal effects of policies. Current work takes advantage of a satellite pictures of areas in which agricultural activities rely on the use of fires to compute the impact of agricultural development, environmental regulation and business cycles over health outcomes of infants and mothers-to-be.
Rangel is a research affiliate with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT, the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), the Population Research Center at NORC/University of Chicago, and the Duke Population Research Institute (DuPRI). He is also an associate editor of The Journal of Development Economics.
Current Appointments & Affiliations
- Associate Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University 2020
- Associate Professor of Economics, Economics, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences 2020
- Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Center, Duke Population Research Center, Duke Population Research Institute 2010
- Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute, Duke Global Health Institute, University Institutes and Centers 2021
- Affiliate in the Center for Child and Family Policy, Center for Child and Family Policy, Sanford School of Public Policy 2023
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