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Paola Suarez

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics

Paola Suarez is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics. She will be teaching Macroeconomics II, Econometrics, and Gender Economics in Fall 2018. Her research is comprised of two strands: applied microeconomics of gender, and development economics. Within the former, she has worked on investigating the causes of child-bride marriages in developing countries, with a particular focus on India, and on how policies aimed at raising female marriage age interact with child-bride marriage markets. Within the latter, she has focused on the role of formal and informal governance institutions, such as the Magna Carta, superstition-based institutions, and private communities.

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Paola earned her PhD in Economics from George Mason University in May 2018. She was a Visiting PhD Fellow in the Department of Economics at New York University from 2016-2018. She is also a Visiting Fellow at the Classical Liberal Institute at New York University School of Law.

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Suarez, Paola A. “Child-Bride Marriage and Female Welfare.” European Journal of Law and Economics 45 2018:1-28.

Leeson, Peter T. and Paola A. Suarez. “Child Brides.” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 144 2017: 40-61.

Leeson, Peter T. and Paola A. Suarez. “An Economic Analysis of Magna Carta.” International Review of Law and Economics 47 2016: 40-46.

Leeson, Peter T. and Paola A. Suarez. “Superstition and Self-Governance.” Advances in Austrian Economics 19 2015: 47-66.

Boettke, Peter J. and Paola A. Suarez. “From Big State and Small Society, to Small State and Big Society: Reflections on Richard Cornuelle’s Healing America.” Conversations on Philanthropy X 2014: 1-22.