I am Assistant Professor at the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. My research interests are Development Economics and Gender, with a primary focus on Population, Health and Education issues.
Catalina studies issues at the intersection of demographic economics, gender, health, and education in developing countries. Her research examines whether fertility decisions affect women’s human capital and economic outcomes, what type of policy interventions can decrease women’s barriers to health care access, how childhood conditions can affect later economic outcomes in adulthood, and whether public policies can mitigate the long-run effects of adverse shocks, such as natural disasters, on human capital.
Additional Campus Affiliations
Assistant Professor, Agricultural and Consumer Economics
Assistant Professor, Women & Gender in Global Perspectives
Assistant Professor, Center for Global Studies
Assistant Professor, Center for African Studies
Agüero, J. M., Herrera-Almanza, C., & Villa, K. (2022). Do human capital investments mediate the intergenerational transmission of domestic violence? SSM - Population Health, 17, . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmph.2021.100985
Herrera-almanza, C., & Cas, A. (2021). Mitigation of Long-Term Human Capital Losses from Natural Disasters: Evidence from the Philippines. World Bank Economic Review, 35(2), 436-460. [lhaa001]. https://doi.org/10.1093/wber/lhaa001
Anukriti, S., Herrera-Almanza, C., Pathak, P. K., & Karra, M. (2020). Curse of the Mummy-ji: The Influence of Mothers-in-Law on Women in India†. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 102(5), 1328-1351. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajae.12114
Herrera-Almanza, C., & Sahn, D. E. (2020). Childhood determinants of internal youth migration in Senegal. Demographic Research, 43(45), 1335-1366. https://doi.org/10.4054/DemRes.2020.43.45
Herrera-Almanza, C., & Rosales-Rueda, M. F. (2020). Reducing the Cost of Remoteness: Community-Based Health Interventions and Fertility Choices. Journal of Health Economics, 73, . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhealeco.2020.102365