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Nicolás Salamanca

Senior Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne

I am working as a Senior Research Fellow at the Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research at the University of Melbourne. My position is funded by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (LCC). I am also a Research Affiliate at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA). I got my PhD in Economics at Maastricht University in 2015, focusing on the measurement of economic preferences and their impact on household portfolio choice.

My research revolves around 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.


  • 2014–2019
    Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne