Mayra Pineda Torres

Assistant Professor

Member Of:
  • School of Economics
  • Development Studies Program
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Mayra Pineda-Torres is an Assistant Professor in the School of Economics at Georgia Tech. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Texas A&M University. Her research interests lie at the intersection of health, labor, and gender economics. She is mainly concerned with topics related to teenagers and women’s equality and welfare, and her body of work explores the health and economic implications of reproductive health care policies. This includes studies on the long-run impacts of contraception and abortion policies implemented in the U.S. in the 1960s and 1970s and contemporary policies such as mandatory waiting periods for abortion and targeted regulations of abortion providers. Her current projects include studies on the implications of legal access to abortion on intimate partner violence and educational attainment and the effects of expanding educational opportunities on teenage fertility. 

  • Ph.D. Economics, Texas A&M University
  • B.A. Economics, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM)
Awards and
  • 2020 IWPR Doctoral Fellow in Economics & Reproductive Health
Research Fields:
  • Development Economics
  • Health Economics
  • Inequality and Poverty
Courses Taught:
  • ECON-4510: Health Economics