Avilia Bueno is a labor economist specializing in housing, community development, and migration. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Avilia joined Root Policy Research in 2019, where she conduct applied research for the public sector. She enjoys analyzing complex relationships with the help of data; integrating labor market needs and demographic trends to project housing and community development needs.
Avilia is originally from the mountainous desert of El Paso/Ciudad Juárez. Prior to joining Root Policy, Avilia held a number of teaching and research positions at the University of Colorado Boulder, and previously worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas as a Senior Research Analyst, conducting research on the U.S.-Mexico border economy.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Department of Commerce, and Department of Transportation should jointly develop and manage a data resource—a Housing Production Dashboard—to track housing production within and across states.