Welcome to my webpage!

I'm an Assistant Professor of Economics at the UAI Business School, Chile.

I use economic models, field experiments and administrative data to study behavioral and human capital topics.​


Increasing the Take-up of Public Health Services: an At-Scale Experiment on Digital Government.

With B. Roseth, A. Cuesta and M. Sanchez. Inter-American Bank Working Paper #1180 [link].

R&R Journal of Public Economics, Revising, 2022.

Political Turnover Negatively Affects the Quality of Public Services.

R&R Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Revising, 2022.

Early Skill Effects on Parental Beliefs, Investments, and Children Long- Run Outcomes. With P. Celhay.

U. of Chicago Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Paper Series #2020-014 [link].

Just Accepted, Journal of Human Resources, 2022. [link].

A Behavioral Approach to Increasing Preschool Attendance. With S. Mayer and A. Kalil.

Special Issue of Nudges and Choice Architecture, edited by Katy Milkman.

Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. Published 2021 [link]

Using Behavioral Insights to Increase Parental Engagement. With S. Mayer, A. Kalil and

Phil Oreopoulos. NBER Working Paper #21602 [link].

Journal of Human Resources, Published 2019.

Ongoing Work

Screening and Recruiting Talent At Teacher Colleges using Pre-College Academic Achievement.

With C. Neilson, F. Calle and M. Karnani.

Princeton University, Industrial Relations Section Working Paper #636.

HCEO-UChicago Working Paper #2022-004 [link]. Submitted, 2022

Causal Effects in Matching Mechanisms with Strategically Reported Preferences.

With M. Berthana, M. Luflade and I. Mourifie.

Upcoming Presentation by Mourifie (Toronto) at the Chamberlain Seminar of Econometrics.

Work in Progress, 2022.

Patterns of Educational Mobility Across Three Generations in Latin America.

With P. Celhay. Winner of CAF Grant Mobility in Latin America (3 out of 216 proposals).

CAF Working Paper Series [link] , 2022.

Returns to Human Capital Investments beyond College.

With C. Neilson, F. Huneeus and G. Gaete. Work in Progress, 2022.

Pre-doc Publications

Persistence in the Transmission of Education: Evidence across Three Generations for Chile.

With P. Celhay. Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 2015. [link]

The 1999-2007 Public-Private Wage Gap in LAC: A Matching Approach.

With A. Mizala and P. Romaguera. Labour Economics, 2011. [link]

Decomposing Wage Inequality in Latin America: A Decade of Changes.

With D. Contreras. Cepal Review, 2011. [link]

Does Relative Ability Matter in College?

With D. Contreras and F. Meneses, in Spanish. Quality of Education, July 2009. [link]

Book Chapters

Financing Education for Vulnerable Groups: The Preferential School Subsidy.

With P. Romaguera, in "The New Policies on Social Protection in Chile" (Spanish),

Ch. 5, pp. 191-238. O. Larranaga and D. Contreras, editors.

United Nations Development Programme, Uqbar, 2010. [link to book]

Financing Education in Chile: Challenges on Equity and Quality.

With P. Romaguera, in "Social Policy and the Strengthening Democracies in Latin America"

(Spanish), Ch. 6, pp. 159-182. A. Barcena and O. Kacef, editors.

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, 2011. [link to book]