Dr David Escamilla-Guerrero
Dr David Escamilla-Guerrero joined the School of Economics and Finance at St Andrews as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in August 2020. He is also a Research Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Economic and Social History.
David completed his PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and did his postdoc at the University of Oxford (Pembroke College). He also holds an MSc in Economics (Essex University) and an MSc in Development Economics (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid).
His research interests include Economic History, Development, and Labor Economics. David uses historical microdata and natural experiments of history to study diverse topics on migration economics. He also explores how historical events shape long-run development patterns.
At St Andrews, David has taught EC4424 Economics of Migration, EC2001 Microeconomics, GD5201 International Development, and HI5203 Economic History.
- Email: [email protected]
- Telephone: +44 (0)1334 464028
- Twitter: @drescamillag
Publications and Working Papers
- “Life after Crossing the Border: Assimilation during the First Mexican Mass Migration” (with E. Kosac and Z. Ward), Explorations in Economic History, forthcoming.
- “Migrant self-selection in the presence of random shocks. Evidence from the Panic of 1907” (with M. Lopez-Alonso), Oxford Economic and Social History Working Papers 179, April 2020, revised October 2020.
- “Revisiting Mexican Migration in the Age of Mass Migration: New Evidence from Individual Border Crossings” Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History, 53(4):207-225 (October 2020).