Marian is a labour economist who uses applied micro-econometrics to study how policy-relevant issues in labour, education, and health affect human capital, with special attention to disadvantaged children.…5/the-birth-order-effect

To date, Marian has studied: setting minimum academic requirements in order to enroll into athletic activities; whether obtaining a driving’s license improves high-school graduation rates; the increasing relevance of grandmothers as child-care givers; and the dynamic and heterogeneous impacts of experiencing the death of a sibling.

Marian’s recent research focuses on the birth-order effect, and, together with an epidemiologist colleague, she is also examining the relevance of early-life circumstances for later health outcomes.

Dr Marian Vidal-Fernandez
Research Fellow in Human Capital

B.A. and Msc in Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
PhD in Economics, Boston University

University Affiliation
University of Sydney
Primary Organisation
School of Economics