Jesus Arellano-Gonzalez

Academic Year: 
To Yale
Exchange Partners: 
el Colegio de Mexico
Research Interest: 
Human Capital, Technological Adoption And Productive Efficiency In the Agricultural Economy of Mexico

Mr. Arellano will research the relationship between the level of schooling and agricultural efficiency in Mexico. Cross regional differences in efficiency of agricultural techniques in Mexico have long been explained by land size and quality, variety of grain used and the effect of technological investments. Policy has thus been shaped to address these areas. Mr. Arellano plans to research the role of education in these differences. He hypothesizes that the level of schooling may have an important impact on technological change and implementation in farming, which in turn impacts efficiency since rural households chose rationally the technology they will implement given their level of human capital. Mr. Arellano will approach this question using an economic framework with the potential to complete a comparison between the agricultural sectors of Mexico and asses the level of differences that can be explained by human capital pointing out the role of schooling in explaining income differences at a nation-wide level.