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Luis Garcia Covarrubias

Walsh Scholar Ph.D. Student

Research Interests

  • Agricultural economics
  • Labour economics
  • Applied microeconomics

Current Projects

Essays on labour input and economic efficiency on Irish dairy farms


Bachelors degree in Economics; Major: Econometrics, 2012 (National University of Mexico, UNAM)
Masters degree in Quantitative economics and econometrics, 2015 (UNAM)
Diploma in Data Science, 2016 (Monterrey’s Institute of Technology, ITESM)

Professional Membership

Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, U.K.

Journal article: “Standardization and validity of Chefmania videogame as a cognitive screening test in school-age children”

Published in: Nature; Humanities and Social Sciences Communications


Journal article: “Unemployment in Latin America: labour flexibility or capital accumulation?”

Published in: Magazine of Development problems Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas UNAM, #189 (48) april-june 2017


Working paper: “The role of hired labour on transient and persistent efficiency on Irish dairy farms.”

Conference: AAEA (Agricultural & Applied Economics Association) 2020 Annual Meeting

Co-authors: Laepple, Doris; Dillon, Emma; Thorne, Fiona

Working paper: “The role of hired labour on total factor productivity and technical efficiency on Irish dairy farms”

Conference: AES (Agricultural Economics Society).

Co-authors: Laepple, Doris; Dillon, Emma