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Jose Bucheli

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PhD Candidate


José R. Bucheli is an PhD candidate in economics with a focus on international & development economics. Originally from Ecuador, he received his B.A. and M.A. degrees in economics from UNM in 2010 and 2012. José has conducted research in Ecuador, where he explored the impact of migration on child schooling, Nepal, where he looked at infrastructure and multidimensional poverty; and Mexico, where he studied the relationship between return migration and violence. His current research looks at the contribution of return migrants to human development outcomes and the mechanisms that drive this relationship. Besides being a Graduate Resource Center statistics consultant, José is also a UNM Latin American and Iberian Institute (LAII) PhD fellow for the 2015-2017 period. (Website:


Teaching Interests

  • Development Economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Latin American Economic Development

Research Areas

  • Migration and Return Migration
  • Poverty
  • Development Economics
  • Latin America