Juan Carlos Cordoba is a Professor of Economics at Iow a State University. Dr. Cordoba has also held positions at Rice University and Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests are in the areas of macroeconomics, economic growth and development, urban economics, labor economics, demographic and population economics, and labor economics. He presents his research at universities and conferences in the U.S. as well as overseas, and he has been a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and the IMF. His articles have been published, or are forthcoming, in the Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Monetary Economics, Economic Journal, International Economic Review, Review of Economic Dynamics, European Economic Review among others.