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Carycruz M Bueno

Assistant Professor of Economics


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BA Mount Holyoke College
PHD Georgia St University

Carycruz M Bueno

Carycruz Bueno is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Wesleyan University. She is an applied microeconomist who studies how education policy can eradicate education inequality. Her research addresses topics such as virtual schools, school choice, teacher labor markets, and student non-cognitive skills. Her research interest stems from her experience as a special education teacher. She has received funding from the National Science Foundation, ASHE, and National Economics Association. In 2021, She was named an Emerging Education Policy Scholar by Thomas B. Fordham Institute. Prior to joining Wesleyan University, she was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Brown University. Dr. Bueno has been featured in The Atlantic, NPR’s Planet Money, Bloomberg, and Politico Nightly.

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Fall 2021 via Zoom (by appointment only)

  • Tuesday, Thursday 12:45-1:45p.m. Eastern time

To schedule, email cbueno@wesleyan.edu or select a time at https://calendly.com


Fall 2023
ECON 206 - 01
Race and Education Policy

ECON 306 - 01
Economics of Education