Dr Ericka G. Rascon Ramirez joined the Business School at Middlesex University in January 2015. She studied her PhD in Economics at University of Essex and her MSc in Economics at University College London. She has worked for the World Bank Group in Washington DC and for the Ministry of Social Development in Mexico.
Her research focuses on the role of parents in child development and adolescent outcomes, as well as on statistical techniques for identifying poor and malnourished populations at local levels. Her current research is about the effect of parental mental health and stress on children's health and cognitive development, as well as on the influence of subjective expectations on teenagers' fertility decisions, sexual outcomes, schooling and labour market decisions.
Ericka has been also involved in the design or evaluation of interventions in Mexico, Peru, Nigeria, Paraguay and Malawi, as well as on the targeting of social programmes in Mexico, Zambia, Botswana, Cape Verde and Tanzania, among other developing countries.
Behavioural Economics, Family and Development Economics, Microeconomics, and Econometrics.
Intermediate Microeconomics (Undergraduate level, ECS2230)
De la Fuente Alejandro, Andreas Murr and Ericka Rascon-Ramirez,Mapping Subnational Poverty in Zambia, Number 95276, The World Bank Group, March 2015.
Lanjouw Peter and Ericka Rascon-Ramirez. Dynamics of Rural Poverty at the Local Level in Latin America. Comments on Interim Studies of Poverty Dynamics in 10 Countries based on Small Area Estimation. RIMISP, 2009.
Rascon-Ramirez Ericka and Luis Rubalcava.Dinámica y caracterización de la pobreza urbana en México. (Dynamics and characterization of Urban Poverty in Mexico). Spectron, 2009.
López-Calva Luis F., Alvaro Meléndez, Ericka Rascon-Ramirez, Lourdes Rodríguez and Miguel Székely. El Ingreso de los Hogares en el Mapa de México. (Household Income in the Map of Mexico). El Trimestre Economico, Vol. LXXV num.4 . (October-December, 2008).
López-Calva Luis F., Alvaro Meléndez, Ericka Rascon-Ramirez, Lourdes Rodríguez and Miguel Székely, Poniendo al Ingreso de los Hogares en el Mapa de México. (Putting household income in the Map of Mexico). Economia Mexicana, Vol. XVI, num. 2 (2nd semester 2007).
Rascón-Ramirez Ericka and Miguel Székely, México 2000-2002: Reducción de la pobreza con estabilidad y expansión de programas sociales. (Mexico 2000-2002: Poverty Reduction with Stabilization and Social Programme Expansion). Economía Mexicana, Vol. XIV num.2 (2nd semester 2005).
The World Bank, Perspectives on Poverty in India. Stylized Facts from Survey Data. (Principal co-authors; Peter Lanjouw and Rinku Murgai/ Core team members: Tara Vishwanath, Nobuo Yoshida, Ericka Rascon, Jishnu Das, Puja Vasudeva Dutta, Maitreyi Das, and Soumya Kapoor). The World Bank, 2011.
Rascón Ericka and Miguel Székely, México 2000-2002: Reducción de la pobreza con estabilidad y expansión de programas sociales. (Mexico 2000-2002: Poverty Reduction with Stabilization and Social Program Expansion). Números que mueven al mundo: La medición de pobreza en México, Chapter 9. Miguel Szekely, Porrua 2005.
Royal Holloway University (2011), Office of National Statistics (2012), European Economic Association EEA (2012), 16th IZA European Summer School in Labor Economics (2013), European Association of Labour Economists EALE (2013), European Economic Association EEA (2013), Royal Economic Society Postgraduate Conference RES (2014), Workshop on Subjective Expectations and Probabilities in Economics and Psychology (2014), European Society for Population Economics ESPE (2014), LSE-Mexico's Week (2015), Royal Economic Society (2015), Population Association of America PAA (2015), Fourth SOLE/EALE World Meetings (2015), Economic Development in Africa CSAE-Oxford (2016), European Political Science Association EPSA (2016), Center for Effective Global Action CEGA-Berkeley (2016).
Daily Mail (UK), BBC Essex (UK), The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) and Barry Morgan Show (Canada)