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 ARC 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 currently visiting the University of Warwick (until June 2015). My current address is Room 2.137, Department of Economics, the University of Warwick, CV4 7AL, Coventry, U.K. Keep e-mailing me at m.vidal-fernandez at unsw.edu.au.
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.
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), 2014. Submitted.
Intertemporal Substitution or Reference-Dependent Preferences: Evidence from Daily Supply of Southern Indian Fishermen (w. Xavier Gine and Monica Martinez-Bravo), 2010. Best Research Paper, Institute of Economic Development, Boston University.
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: