Claudia Díaz Fuentes

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Senior Lecturer III

Office:  ECON 1036
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Claudia Díaz is receiving her PhD from the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Her research focuses on inter-vivos transfers, particularly in evaluating the motives associated to permanency of financial transfers and their role in old age income security.   Her health research has focused on utilization and access to care among Spanish-speaking Hispanics in the United States.  In particular, her interests include the role of the demand for screening and treatment of several prevalent conditions among Hispanics, such as mental health illnesses, breast cancer and musculoskeletal and respiratory illnesses, and the long-term impact of these conditions on income security.   Claudia started teaching introductory economics and intermediate microeconomics in her home country (El Salvador), where she also recently taught time series econometrics.  Her teaching interests also include health, development and labor economics.

Research Interests

  • Health Economics:  Health outcomes, access to health care access and utilization among minorities in the US and in Latin America
  • Family Economics: Intergenerational support of older adults and old age income security
  • Development economics:  Effectiveness of anti-poverty programs and their externalities

Teaching Interests

  • Health Economics
  • Labor Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Microeconomics