Welcome to the González Research Lab

We are
Dr. Alessandra L. González – Principal Investigator

Inmaculada Macias-Alonso, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Fellow
Inmaculada holds a PhD in Organizational Behavior from IE Business School, an MA in Area Studies: Asia and the Middle East from Leiden University, a BA in Political Science from UNED, and a BA in Middle Eastern & Arabic Studies from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. She has been a visiting lecturer at CESA School of Business in Bogota, a visiting graduate student at the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo, and an undergraduate exchange student at George Washington University in Washington DC.

Research Professionals

Nicolas Wesseler – Research Professional
Nicolas works as Research Professional at the Economics department of the University of Chicago. He graduated with two Master’s degrees in Economics and International Integration from the University of Tuebingen and the University of Pavia and plans to continue on to his Ph.D. in Economics.

Juan David Hernandez Leal – Research Professional
Juan David is a Research Specialist at University of Chicago's Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics under the supervision of Senior Research Associate Alessandra L. González. Previously, he worked as a Research Assistant at the Economics Department at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, under the guidance of professors Ana Maria Diaz Escobar and Luz Magdalena Salas Bahamon. He is an aspiring researcher in the fields of experimental, behavioral, labor and urban economics.
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University of Chicago Research Assistants

Mohamed Mohamed - Research Assistant
Mohamed is a graduate of the University of Chicago who studied business economics and statistics. His research interests include labor economics, business operations, and mergers and acquisitions.

Hatoon Attar - Research Assistant
Hatoon is an undergraduate research assistant. She is currently studying Economics with Specialization in Data Science and expects to graduate in June 2022.


Marya Akkad - Consultant - Riyadh-Based
Marya is a research assistant who recently completed a BA in Psychology and Political Science from McGill University. She has experience in research both in academic settings and from her role as an in intern in the Saudi National Mental Health Survey and Al-Nahda Society.

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