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GFCB Economics Staff - Sebastian Leguizamon

Sebastian Leguizamon

Sebastian Leguizamon

Assistant Professor - Economics

Office:  Grise Hall 416
Phone:  270-745-3970


Managerial Economics



Ph.D. Economics (2011) - West Virginia University
M.A. Economics (2008) - West Virginia University
B.S. Management Information Systems (2005) - Davis and Elkins College
B.S. Economics (2005) - Davis and Elkins College


Dr. J. Sebastian Leguizamon's main research interests include state and local public finance and regional economics. Additionally, he has done work on prejudice both in the labor and the housing market. Some research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Papers in Regional Science, The Review of Regional Science, Public Finance Review, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, The National Tax Journal, and Public Choice. Media outlets such as The Atlantic and FiveThirtyEight have highlighted his research on the marriage penalties and subsidies embedded in the tax system.  He serves as an Associate Editor for Revista de Economia del Caribe, a peer-reviewed academic journal housed by Universidad del Norte – a prestigious public university in Colombia, his native country. He has held academic positions at Tulane University and Vanderbilt University. 

Areas of Expertise

Professional Organizations:

  • American Economics Association
  • Southern Regional Science Association


Serves as Associate Editor for Revista de Economia del Caribe

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