Andres J. Vargas


Research Gate

PUBLICATIONS (*denotes student co-author)

      "Assimilation Effects beyond the Labor Market: Time Allocations of Mexican Immigrants to the U.S.",  Review of Economics of the Household, 2014, DOI 10.1007/s11150-014-9256-7

     “Market Work, Home Production, Personal Care, and Leisure: Time Allocation Trajectories of Hispanic Immigrant Couples”  in Marie Mora and Alberto Davila, eds., The Economic Status of the Hispanic Population, Information Age Publishing Inc. 2013

“The Effect of Social Security Contributions on Coverage and Wages: A Gender Perspective Using a Natural Experiment from Colombia.” Southern Economic Journal, 2011, 78 (2).

      “The Effect of Migration on Wages: Evidence from a Natural Experiment,” (with Dakshina G. De Silva, Robert McComb, Young Kyu Moh, and Anita R. Schiller*). American Economic Review, 2010, 100 (2)

      “Strategic Interaction in International Markets. An Application to the Dairy Industry,”  Desarrollo y Sociedad 2001, 48.

 “From Protectionism to the Open Markets: The Way to the Agricultural Modernization?” (with Alvaro Balcazar and Martha Orozco), Mision Rural # 1.  IICA y Tercer Mundo Editores 1998, Colombia. (in spanish)

“Preliminary Results of the Producer’s Equivalent Subsidy and Global Aid Measure for Twelve Agricultural Products,” (with Nelson Lopez and Andrea González), Coyuntura Colombiana, 1998, 58. (in spanish)

 “Cattle Stock Reconstruction: Colombia 1950-1997,” (with Lorente Luis) Coyuntura Colombiana, 1997, 14 (2). (in spanish)


      “Health and Health Habits of Mexican Immigrants to the U.S.: A Time Use Perspective”, Hispanic Economic Outlook, American Society of Hispanic Economist, Fall 2011.

Abstract of “The Effect of Social Security Contributions on Wages: The Colombian Experience”, Vargas Andres, Hispanic Health and Aging in a New Century: Report of the Second Conference on Aging in the Americas.  National Alliance for Hispanic Health, November 2006.


WORKING PAPERS AND PAPERS UNDER REVIEW (*denotes student co-author)

 Eating Habits of Mexican Immigrants to the U.S.: A Time Use Perspective

 The Quality of Time Spent with Children among Mexican Immigrants (with Daniel Kidane*).

 The Effect of Transnational Coordination on the Level of Economic Activity: Evidence from the US-Mexico border (with Daniel Kidane*).

 BMI, Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviors among Mexican Immigrants to the US: A Time Use Perspective.

 Effect of Universal-free School Breakfast on the Prevalence of Double-Dipping and Obesity among Adolescents: A Time Use Perspective.