Conor Hughes

PhD student, Applied Economics
Research Interests

I am primarily interested in migration, particularly in tracking migration patterns in difficult to measure populations.


Conor grew up in rural Maine, before attending University of Chicago for undergraduate. After graduating, he worked at Cornerstone Research, J-PAL, Busara Center for Behavioral Economics, and NBER, before coming to University of Minnesota to pursue a PhD. He is broadly interested in microeconomic development and econometric methodology, primarily focusing geographically on East/Southeast Asia and East Africa.