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Assistant Professor

Department of Economics

Uppsala University

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[email protected]
+46(018)471 5125
Fields of Interest
Labor Economics, Economics of Education,
Political Economy 

Short Bio

I am Biträdande Lektor (Assistant Professor) at Uppsala University since Nov/2016. 

I received my Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in Dec/2012.


1. Credit Access and College Enrollment
Journal of Political Economy 125, no. 2 (April 2017): 562-622.

  • Awards: First place in the 2010 CAF Annual Research Competition. Link
  • Featured in (Dec 2011). Link
  • Featured in the World Bank Report: "Economic Mobility and the Rise of the Latin American Middle Class". 2013. Link
  • Featured in the New York Times (August 2014). Article by Susan Dynarski. Link
  • Featured in the Chicago Booth Review (Summer 2016). Article by Chana R. Schoenberger  Link

2. Patterns of Pass-Through of Commodity Price Shocks to Retail Prices.
American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2009; Vol 95 Issue 5: 1456-1461. 
(With Peter Berck, Ephraim Leibtag, and Sofia Villas-Boas).

Working Papers

R&R Journal of the European Economic Association 
with Luca Repetto, July 2017. (Submitted)
With Ana Maria Montoya and Carlos Noton
[Uppsala Working paper July 2018] (Submitted)

Work in Progress

1. Does Financial Literacy affects credit decisions? Evidence From Chile 
with Ana Maria Montoya and Carlos Noton
2. Income expectations and overconfidence on Human Capital Decisions. 
3. Practical Methods for Characterizing Marginal Populations 
4. Got College? Short runs effects of College Education on Heatlh