Hector joined the Department of Economics in Fall 2023. His areas of interest are public economics and urban economics, with a special focus on housing. His current research studies how affordable housing policies shape neighborhoods and the lives of their residents. Hector was previously a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at NYU Furman Center, holds his M.S. in Economics from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, and received his Ph.D. in Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2022.