Juan Pantano

Professor of Economics
Juan Pantano

McClelland Hall 401PP
1130 East Helen Street 
P.O. Box 210108 
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0108 

Areas of Expertise

Empirical microeconomics
Health economics
Labor Economics

Juan Pantano's research features a variety of strategies to answer empirical questions in applied microeconomics, with a particular focus on labor economics and health economics. His current research focuses on understanding how parents invest in their children and how patients and their doctors make medical treatment choices.


  • ECON 532, Health Economics
  • ECON 696I, Labor Economics II

Selected Publications

  • “Health Care Access, Costs and Treatment Dynamics: Evidence from In Vitro Fertilization” (with B. Hamilton, E. Jungheim and B. McManus), American Economic Review, 2018, Vol. 108,  No 12.
  • “Estimating Neighborhood Choice Models: Lessons from a Housing Assistance Experiment” (with S. Galiani and A. Murphy), American Economic Review, 2015, Vol. 105 No 11.

Recent Working Papers

  • “The Demographic Consequences of Sex-Selection Technology” (with Q. Li.)
  • “Property Division upon Divorce and Household Decisions”, (with Y. Huang, H. Ye and J. Yi)


  • PhD in Economics, University of California, Los Angeles, 2008