Fernanda Martinez Flores

RWI, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Researcher, RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, Germany

Research interest

Applied microeconometrics, development economics, migration economics, labor economics

Past positions

Consultant, International Labor Organization (ILO), Peru; Short-Term Consultant, World Bank, Development Impact Evaluation Research Group (DIME), USA


PhD in Economics, Ruhr University Bochum, 2020

Selected publications

  • "School attendance and child labor: Evidence from Mexico’s full-time school program." Economics of Education Review 90 (2022): 102294 (with M. Kozhaya).

  • "The effects of enhanced enforcement at Mexico’s southern border: Evidence from Central American deportees." Demography 57:5 (2020): 1597–1623.

  • "Remittances and the brain drain: Evidence from microdata for sub-Saharan Africa." Journal of Development Studies 55:7 (2019): 1455–1476 (with J. Bredtmann and S. Otten).

  • "Heterogeneous rebound effects in individual mobility: Evidence from German households." Journal of Transport Economics and Policy 51:2 (2016): 95–114 (with M. Frondel and C. Vance).