University of Colorado at Boulder

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Connor Sheehan

Migration; Informal Economics; Development

M.A. Geography 2011

Human Geography
Fernando Riosmena (Faculty Advisor)

Thesis

2011 - Migration and Informal versus Formal Business Creation in Mexico

Research Interests

My Master’s thesis explores the often endogenous relationship between migration and informality in Mexico. More specifically, I am studying whether migrant households are more likely to start informal businesses compared to non-migrant households. Additionally, I am interested in how economic and social community level factors influence household level migration and business formation decisions. More generally I am interested in learning and applying statistical techniques from a variety of disciplines to my data.

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