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.
I am currently visiting the University of Warwick during sabbatical leave (until mid February, 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. Forthcoming at Journal of Human Capital.
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. Submitted.
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: