I am a Senior Research Fellow at the Melbourne Institute: Applied Economics & Social Research of The University of Melbourne. I work in applied microeconomics. My main research interest is behavioural household economics—which is at the intersection of behavioural economics and economics of the household—and encompasses related fields such as labour economics and economics of education. My current focus is on the economics of parenting style, how disadvantage is transmitted across generations, and the joint role of teachers, peers, and parents in improving educational achievement.
I am also a Research Affiliate at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) and a Research Fellow at the Life Course Centre (LCC). I studied Economics at the Universidad de Los Andes and received my PhD in Economics from Maastricht University in 2015. You can download my CV here.