I am an applied microeconomist prime interest is in Labour Economics.
I conducted my PhD research at CEMFI between 2011 and 2015, and defended my thesis in December 2015. Before starting my PhD I worked for the World Bank as a consultant in the World Bank Development Research Group, and in the office of the World Development Report for the WDR 2012: Gender Equality and Development.
In my research I apply microeconometric techniques to perform empirical tests of economic theory and to quantify the effects of relevant policy changes. In my doctoral dissertation, titled ‘Empirical Essays on the Allocation of Time and Money’, I analyse the effect of wage pay frequency on the within-month patterns of household expenditures and aggregate economic activity; the effects of working hours on workers’ health; and the effect of changes in women's personal income on their bargaining power within the household. In order to identify these effects I exploit exogenous variation in the variables of interest.
My work in progress and my plans for future research cover various areas of Applied Microeconomics. In particular, these projects are in the fields of the Economics of Education, Family Economics and Political Economy.
I am particularly interested in teaching courses in Labour Economics and Applied Microeconomics.