Marisol Cuellar Mejia is a research associate at the PPIC Higher Education Center
. Her recent projects have focused on the workforce skills gap, online learning in community colleges, and the economic returns to college education. Her research interests include labor markets, business climate, housing, and demographic trends. Before joining PPIC, she worked at Colombia’s National Association of Financial Institutions as an economic analyst, concentrating on issues related to the manufacturing sector and small business. She has also conducted agricultural and commodity market research for the Colombian National Federation of Coffee Growers and the National Federation of Palm Oil Growers of Colombia. She holds an MS in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California, Davis.
"Future skill shortages in the U.S. economy?"
(with David Neumark and Hans Johnson). Economics of Education Review
, Vol. 32, pp. 151– 167, 2013.
"What Do Business Climate Indexes Teach Us about State Policy and Economic Growth?"
(with Jed Kolko and David Neumark. Journal of Regional Science
, Vol. 53, Issue 2, pp. 220-255, 2013.