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.
In 2014 I will be visiting Universitat de Barcelona, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and Warwick University during sabbatical leave. Keep e-mailing me at email@example.com
The Early Origins of Birth Order Differences in Children's Outcomes and Parental Behaviour, 2014. (w. J. K. Lehmann and A. Nuevo-Chiquero). Early Career Researcher Award prize, AHES. Submitted.
No Pass, No Drive: Education and Allocation of Time (w. R. Barua), 2014. Featured at Forbes Blog, in the Senate's Committee of Education of Nevada, and at a Dutch Policy Blog. Forthcoming at Journal of Human Capital.
Dynamic and Heterogeneous Effects of Sibling Death on Children's Outcomes (w. J.Fletcher and B. Wolfe), 2014. Submitted.
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.
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.
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: