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I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Leuven and a Research Affiliate at IZA.
I am an applied microeconomist, working primarily in the intersection of labor and public economics, with applications in health, education and development economics. My research explores how individual and household economic decisions are shaped by the public policy and economic environment. I focus on three main areas of research. The first area examines how parental decisions interact with family economic circumstances and welfare and social insurance programs to shape the production of human capital and health during childhood. The second area studies behavioral responses to welfare, taxation and social insurance, in contexts with high labor market informality. My third area of research studies intra-family responses to economic shocks and policies.
I received a Ph.D in Economics at the University of Arizona, and a B.A. in Economics at Universidad de la República in Uruguay.
Department of Economics
University of Leuven
3000 Leuven, Belgium