Dr. Myriam Quispe-Agnoli

Associate Professor of Economics


  • PhD, Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MA, Economics (with mention in Economic Development), Vanderbilt University
  • BA, Economics, Pontificio Universidad Católica del Perú

Dr. Quispe-Agnoli earned her PhD in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her MA in Economics from Vanderbilt University. Prior to joining Mercer, she served as a visiting faculty member at Terry College of Business in the University of Georgia. Before returning to academia, Dr. Quispe-Agnoli worked as a Research Economist and Assistant Policy Adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta for fifteen years. Dr. Quispe-Agnoli, a native from Lima, Peru, has worked in the Corporation for Financial Development (COFIDE) for several years and was an intern at the Central Bank of Peru. She was also a faculty member of the Economics Department at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, her undergraduate alma mater.

At Mercer University, Dr. Quispe-Agnoli teaches courses in economics and in Business Analytics. Her research fields are international economics, open macroeconomics, and economic development. Her current research interests include economic impact of immigration, small business financing, unemployment and underemployment, and the impact of financial architecture on community and economic development.


Economista, registered in Peru’s Colegio de Economistas.

Courses Taught

  • Foundations of Micro and Macro Economics
  • International Economics
  • Data Mining
  • Introduction to R Programming
  • Decision Making and Decision Analytics
  • Economic Development
  • Monday, Baking, and Financial Institutions
  • Global Macroeconomics
  • Economics of Innovation


  • Open Macroeconomics
  • Economics of Immigration
  • International Trade
  • Financial Systems and Small Business Financing
  • Fintech

Memberships/Leadership Positions

  • American Economic Association
  • Southern Economic Association
  • American Society of Hispanic Economists
  • Peruvian Association of Economists
  • American Society of Quality


  • FinTech and its role in the global economy
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Drone Aficionado
  • Archeology and Economics
  • Textile and Artifact Restoration

Recent Publications

  • “Can Capital-Skill Complementary Explain the Rising Skill Premium in Developing Countries? Evidence from Peru in the 1990s.” with Joy Mazumdar, Economia, vol. 42, no. 83, 2019.
  • “Documenting the unauthorized: Political responses to unauthorized immigration” (2017) with Nicole Baerg and Julie L. Hotchkiss, Economics & Politics, 30, 1-26.
  • “A Comparison of Economic and Social Implications of Rapid Urbanization in Lima and Santiago de Chile” (2015) with Ann Carpenter, Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, 14, 497-518.
  • “The Wage Impact of Undocumented Workers” (2015) with Julie L. Hotchkiss and Fernando Rios-Avila, Southern Economic Journal, 81(4), 874-906.
  • “Undocumented Workers’ Employment across U.S. Business Cycle” (2014) with David J. Brown, Serlfe Genc, and Julie L. Hotchkiss, Contemporary Economic Policy, 32: 653-670. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/coep.12026/abstract
  • “Does Employing Undocumented Workers Give Firms a Competitive Advantage?” (2013) with David J. Brown and Julie L. Hotchkiss, Journal of Regional Science, 53(1): 158-170. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jors.12009/abstract
  • “The Expected Impact of State Immigration Legislation on Labor Market Outcomes” (2013) with Julie L. Hotchkiss, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 32(1): 34-59. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pam.21664/abstract
  • “Everybody returns? Policies for the Return of Skilled Workers in the New Millennium” with Fátima Ponce Regalado in Employment And Social Protection, edited by Cecilia Garavito and Ismael Muñoz. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad  Católica del Perú, 2012. [In Spanish: “¿Todos Vuelven? Políticas para el Retorno de Talentos en el Nuevo Milenio” con Fátima Ponce Regalado en Empleo Y Protección Social, Cecilia Garavito e Ismael Muñoz (Editores), Fondo Editorial Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú].
  • “Impact of Business Cycles on the U.S. Suicide Rates: 1928-2007” (2011) with Feijun Luo, Curtis S. Florence, Myriam Quispe-Agnoli, Lijing Ouyang, and Alexander E. Crosby, American Journal of Public Health, June 2011, Vol. 101, No. 6, pp. 1139-1146. http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2010.300010
  • “International Trade Policies and Peru’s Foreign Trade Structure” (2010) [http://departamento.pucp.edu.pe/economia/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=274&Itemid=81] with Fátima Ponce, Opciones de Politico Económica en el Perú: 2011-2015, edited by José Rodriguez and Mario D. Tello. Pages 235-274. (November 2010).
  • “Costs and Benefits of Dollarization” in Dollarization and Latin America: Quick Cure or Bad Medicine? (2002) edited by Carl A. Cira and Elisa N. Gallo. Miami: Summit of the Americas Center, Latin American and Caribbean Center, Florida International University, 2002. http://www.amazon.com/Dollarization-Latin-America-Democracy-Conference/dp/images/1879862204
  • “Relations of Causality between Government Expenditures and Revenues,” in Economia, Journal of the Department of Economics of Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Vol. X, No. 19, June 1987.


  • Mercer’s Distinguished Faculty Award for the School of Business, 2020.
  • TedxUGA Talk “Adversity Economics: Tuning Adversity into Ability” on March 20, 2015 at the University of Georgia, https://www.youtube.com/embed/OM91-KJ_A9k
  • Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, Sede en Guadalajara, México, Academic Leaders Series
  • “The Impact of Global Exchange Rate Regimes on Trade and Investment”
  • U.S. Small Business Administration, Participated in the Small Business Big Think Research Series “Economic Mobility: Entrepreneurship and the Opportunity Gap”
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Small and Medium Enterprise Financing in Latin America (Module in Economic Development)
  • Lectures Executive MBA programs at Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Mercer University on Financial System and the Great Recession, and Economic Performance in Latin American Countries (Brazil, Mexico, Chile, and Perú)

Contact Dr. Quispe-Agnoli


3100 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341
Stetson Hatcher School of Business, Room 227