Brian Cadena


My current research focuses on the role of migrant networks in shaping US-Mexico migration, behavioral economics applications to educational investment, and the evaluation of anti-poverty policies. I teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels in applied econometrics and labor economics. You can find more information on my research and teaching by following the appropriate links above.

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Latest update: August 2021

Department of Economics

University of Colorado

256 UCB

Boulder, CO 80309

brian.cadena [at]

303.492.7908 (office)