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.

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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
Position
Research Fellow in Human Capital
Qualifications

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

University Affiliation
University of Sydney
Primary Organisation
School of Economics