Marian Vidal-Fernandez


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 m.vidal-fernandez@unsw.edu.au

Papers (happy to send most updated version upon request!)

No Pass, No Drive: Education and Allocation of Time (w. R. Barua), 2013. Featured at Forbes Blog, in the Senate's Committee of Education of Nevada, and at a Dutch Policy Blog.

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), Revised &Resubmitted at Demography.

The Effect of Minimum Academic Requirements on High School Graduation (2011), The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy.

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).

 

 
 

Contact:

ASB building,
UNSW Kensington,Sydney, 2052
T. +61 9385 3319
E-mail: m.vidal-fernandez at unsw.edu.au


CV [pdf]

Media

On the effect of maternal employment on children, La Vanguardia, 2011. (In Spanish)

Blogs:

IZA Newsroom
Cheap Talk
Nada es gratis (Spanish)
Project Syndicate
VOX (Europe)


 

Teaching Statistics

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
On Moneyball
Polio and ice-cream
Announcement of the Sydney Olympics

About Guiness and the T-distribution

The Central Limit Theorem

 

 

 

 

Others

Judo around the world:

ARVI (Cerdanyola)
Tohoku (Boston)
UNSW (Sydney)
Warwick and Coventry

My thoughest opponent

NGO's run by great people:
ANKAY (Education for disadvantaged children in Peru)
BDMHDOW (Shelter for old women and free Sunday clinic in Guwahati, India)