Patricia Cortes

Associate Director HCI, Global Development Policy Center

Education
PhD in Economics, MIT
Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Economics, La Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia.
Email
pcortes@bu.edu
Phone
617-353-3646

Patricia Cortes is an Associate Professor of Markets, Public Policy, and Law at the Boston University Questrom School of Business and Core Faculty at the Human Capital Initiative at the Global Development Policy Center. She is an empirical labor economist working on international migration and gender. In her work she has studied how low-skilled immigration affects prices and the labor supply of high skilled women in the US, female migration flows in East Asia, the migration of Filipino nurses to the US, and the role of the demand for time flexibility in explaining gender pay gaps and occupation segregation. Her ongoing projects include a study on the barriers to female labor force participation in Saudi Arabia and an investigation of gender differences in negotiation and job search using experimental methods.  Cortes obtained her PhD in Economics from MIT and a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Economics from La Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia.

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