Alfonso Flores-Lagunes

Professor, Economics

Faculty Affiliate, Aging Studies Institute
Melvin A. Eggers Faculty Scholar
Senior Research Associate at the Center for Policy Research
Faculty Affiliate, Center for Aging and Policy Studies

Curriculum Vitae

CAPS Biography:

I am a labor economist and applied statistician (econometrician) with a track record of developing innovative methods to tackle empirical problems that naturally arise in the analysis of issues within the signature themes of CAPS: health and well-being and family and intergenerational support. I am a recognized expert in methods for causal inference in social science (e.g., Evaluation of Public Policies) and I have been invited to deliver courses or workshops on the matter (e.g., at Cornell University and the Luxembourg Institute for Socio-Economic Research). I study the bi-directional effects of a person’s body mass and mental health within the elderly population, exploiting the recent availability of genetic risk scores for each of those conditions. I also study the long-term effects of military conscription and service during the Vietnam era war on several health and well-being outcomes, such as health indicators, mortality, and incarceration.


Email: afloresl@syr.edu

Phone: (315) 443-9045

Location: 426 Eggers Hall

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