José Caraballo-Cueto is an Assistant Professor and researcher at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey. Caraballo-Cueto completed a Ph.D. in economics at The New School for Social Research in 2013, where he specialized in econometrics (a branch of statistics) and development. He has presented at more than sixty academic conferences worldwide, most recently at “The Exacerbating Effects of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico (broken) Economy” conference at Yale University. He has also presented at the American States Organization in 2016 and at the United Nations where he presented a new way of measuring civic engagement in 2012 and an analysis of the economic development of the Dominican Republic in the International Day of Poverty Eradication in 2013. He won a fellowship from the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development based in New York and five other grants to study development-related topics. Dr. Caraballo-Cueto is the Director of the Census Information Center of Puerto Rico. He is also the President of the Puerto Rico Association of Economists and a regular contributor to the research platform “Econolatin”, managed by the Autonomous University of Madrid. Caraballo-Cueto also works as a Statistical Project Manager in the Puerto Rico Institute of Statistics, where he was Chair of the Subcommittee of Economic Statistics. He is a member of several academic associations and a regular speaker to radio and TV shows. Dr. Caraballo-Cueto was also the General Coordinator of the first Human Development Report of Puerto Rico, a multi-sectoral research project done in tandem with the United Nations. As part of the VISAPUR program at PLAS this summer, Caraballo-Cueto will continue working on his research project that aims to monitor the effects of racial discrimination on health and socio-economic status among Puerto Ricans from July 22 to August 4, 2018.