Welcome to my website! I am a PhD graduate from Boston University and I am currently a lecturer (US assistant professor) at the School of Economics at the University of New South Wales and an IZA Research Fellow. I use applied micro-econometrics to evaluate policy-relevant issues in labor, education, and health. I welcome any comments, suggestions, and media inquiries, just e-mail me at m.vidal-fernandez at unsw.edu.au.
Papers (happy to send most updated version upon request!)
Explaining the Birth Order Effect: The Role of Prenatal and Early Childhood Investments (w. J. K. Lehmann and A. Nuevo-Chiquero), 2013. Early Career Researcher Award prize, AHES, 2012.
Grandparents' Childcare and Female Labor Force Participation (w. J. Posadas), 2013. IZA Journal of Labor Policy, 2 (14), 1-20 Featured at the Huffington Post.
Dynamic and Heterogeneous Effects of Sibling Death on Children's Outcomes (w. J.Fletcher and B. Wolfe), R&R at Demography.
Intertemporal Substitution or Reference-Dependent Preferences: Evidence from Daily Supply of Southern Indian Fishermen (w. X. Gine and M. Martinez-Bravo), 2010. Best Research Paper, Institute of Economic Development, Boston University, 2009.
Activity-Based Payments and Reforms of the English Hospital Payment System, 2007 Health Economics, Policy and Law. (w. R.P. Ellis).
UNSW Kensington,Sydney, 2052
T. +61 9385 3319
E-mail: m.vidal-fernandez at unsw.edu.au
Great simulations of CLT and Confidence Intervals: http://onlinestatbook.com/
Maths in movies: http://www.math.harvard.edu/~knill/mathmovies
Other videos seen in class:
Rain Man Qantas Never Crashed
My cousin Vinny
Polio and ice-cream
Announcement of the Sydney Olympics
Judo around the world: