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 and an Early Life Course Centre Research Fellow. I use applied micro-econometrics to study how policy-relevant issues in labor, education, and health affect Human Capital. I welcome any comments, suggestions, and media inquiries.
I am moving to the University of Sydney on July 27th, 2015. My new site is www.marianvidalfernandez.com
The Early Origins of Birth Order Differences in Children's Outcomes and Parental Behaviour, 2014. (w. Jee K. Lehmann and Ana. Nuevo-Chiquero). Early Career Researcher Award prize, AHES. R&R at the Journal of Human Resources.
Dynamic and Heterogeneous Effects of Sibling Death on Children's Outcomes (w. Jason Fletcher and Barbara Wolfe), 2015. Submitted.
No Pass, No Drive: Education and Allocation of Time (w. Rashmi Barua), 2014. Journal of Human Capital, 8 (4): 399-431.
Grandparents' Childcare and Female Labor Force Participation (w. Josefina Posadas), 2013. IZA Journal of Labor Policy, 2 (14): 1-20.
In the Media
Grandparent's: Featured at the Huffington Post.
UNSW School of Business, 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: