Rocio Madera

Assistant Professor

Economics

Contact

Office: ULEE 301V
Phone: 214-768-3736
Email: romadera@smu.edu
Professional website: http://faculty.smu.edu/romadera/
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Educational Background

Ph.D. University of Minnesota, MSc. (Economics) from CEMFI (Spain)

About

Dr. Rocio Madera's research interests lie at the intersection of Macroeconomics, Household Finance, and Labor Economics. More specifically, she combines quantitative models of household choice with micro-data to measure the exposure of households to unexpected income changes, generally as a result of unemployment or wage cuts, by looking at decisions on both durable and non-durable consumption. Her agenda also studies the ability of government policy to insure against earnings drops that happen during recessions; how employment protection legislation determines the income volatility experienced by workers over their career; and the impact of introducing public income-contingent loans to finance higher education in Spain.

Research

Macroeconomics, Labor Economics, Household Finance

Teaching

Macroeconomics (undergraduate and PhD)