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Institute of Behavioral Science

Brian Cadena (he/him/his)


Fellow, Institute of Behavioral Science

Associate Professor, Economics, University of Colorado Boulder

Ph.D., Economics, University of Michigan

Brian Cadena is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Colorado Boulder. His primary research interests are the role of immigration in the labor market, behavioral economics’ role in human capital investment, and the evaluation of anti-poverty and active labor market programs.

His research has been published in leading journals including the Review of Economics and Statistics, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of International Economics, and Journal of Public Economics.

He serves as an Associate Editor at Journal of Human Resources.