She is labour economist who uses applied micro-econometrics to study how policy-relevant issues in labor, education, and health affect Human Capital with special attention to disadvantaged children.
For instance, she has studied how setting minimum academic requirements to enroll into athletic activities or obtaining a driving license can improve high school graduation and crime rates, the increasing relevance of grandmothers as childcare givers, the birth order effect, how personality traits affect productivity, and the dynamic and heterogeneous impacts of experiencing the death of a sibling.
Her research has been featured in Australian and North American bradcast TV shows such as Sunrise Weekend and ABC news.
For more details, please visit her website at www.marianvidalfernandez.com
Areas of ExpertiseMedia - Education
Public Speaking - Education
Media - Demographics
Public Speaking - Demographics
Public Speaking - Health
Media - Health
Media - Labour markets
Public Speaking - Labour markets