Selected working papers

(2021). When Measure Matters: Coresidence Bias and Intergenerational Mobility Revisited. Revision requested at Journal of Applied Econometrics. Presentations (including scheduled): CEA 2022.

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(2021). Does It Matter Where You Grow Up? Childhood Exposure Effects in Latin America and the Caribbean. Submitted. Presentations (including scheduled): CUNY Graduate Center, Development Bank of Latin America, RED 2022 Academic Workshop, Second World Inequality Conference, SOLE 2022, and Universidad Diego Portales.

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(2020). The Geography of Intergenerational Mobility in Latin America and the Caribbean. Submitted. Presentations (including scheduled): CUNY Graduate Center 2020, Missouri Valley Econ. Assoc. 2020, Stone Center 2020, WEAI 2021, Social Mobility and Economic Performance Workshop, MEA 2021, Centro de Estudios Espinosa Yglesias, Conference on Opportunities, Mobility, and Well-Being, SOLE 2021, CEA 2021, ECINEQ Meeting, LACEA 2021, SEA 2021, BCDE 2021, and AEA 2022 poster session.

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(2020). Intergenerational Educational Mobility within Chile. Submitted. Presentations: CUNY Graduate Center 2020, and WEAI 2021.

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(2020). Pre-testing for Unobserved Cluster Effects and Inference in Panel Data Sets. Presentations: CUNY Graduate Center 2020, NY camp econometrics 2020 (canceled), EEA 2020, WEAI 2020, Stata conference 2020, and SEA 2020.

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(2019). Jumping on the Bandwagon? Attendance Response to Recent Victories in the NBA. Revision requested at Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports (2nd round). Presentations: CUNY Graduate Center 2020.

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Teaching

 
 
 
 
 

Lecturer of Introduction to econometrics (x5)

Aug 2017 – May 2020 City College of New York
 
 
 
 
 

Lecturer of Introduction to macroeconomics

Mar 2014 – Jul 2014 Universidad de Santiago
 
 
 
 
 

Graduate teaching assistant of Finance at the MBA (x3)

Jul 2011 – Dec 2013 Universidad de Chile
 
 
 
 
 

Teaching Assistant of Introduction to economics (x3)

Mar 2010 – Dec 2011 Universidad Diego Portales

Work experience

 
 
 
 
 

Extended Term Consultant at the Poverty and Equity Global Practice

The World Bank

Jul 2021 – Present Washington DC
 
 
 
 
 

Short Term Consultant at the Development Research Group (Poverty and Inequality)

The World Bank

May 2019 – Jun 2021 Washington DC
Working mostly on intergenerational socioeconomic mobility.
 
 
 
 
 

Short Term Consultant at the Macroeconomics, Trade & Investment Global Practice

The World Bank

Jul 2018 – Jun 2019 Washington DC
Work on background papers for a regional study about fiscal policy in LAC.
 
 
 
 
 

Research Associate

Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality

Jan 2018 – May 2021 Washington DC
Working mostly on unit nonresponse bias in survey data and in the creation of a comprehensive data set about wealth inequality.
 
 
 
 
 

Consultant at the Labor Markets Division

Inter-American Development Bank

Mar 2016 – Aug 2016 Washington DC
Work on earnings inequality using administrative data.
 
 
 
 
 

Short Term Consultant at the Development Research Group (Human Development)

The World Bank

Mar 2016 – Aug 2016 Washington DC
Work on pension knowledge adquisition.
 
 
 
 
 

Economic and Financial Analyst at the Research Division

Central Bank of Chile

Feb 2010 – Aug 2014 Santiago, Chile
Research, forecasting, and adviser of a board member.

Fellowships, grants, awards, and honors

  1. IPUMS International Research Award 2021
  2. Mario Capelloni Dissertation Fellowship, award ($25K) for students of high academic merit who show exceptional promise in their field, CUNY, 2021
  3. Dissertation selected for presentation at Inside the Graduate Center: A Dissertation Showcase 2021
  4. Development Bank of Latin America Research Grant ($2K)
  5. Provost’s University Fellowship ($5.5K), CUNY, Spring 2021
  6. CLACLS Research Grant ($1.5K), CUNY, 2021
  7. Doctoral Student Research Grant ($1.3K), CUNY, Spring 2021
  8. Doctoral Student Research Grant ($1K), CUNY, Spring 2019
  9. CGU Dissertation Workshop (selected to participate and funded), 2019
  10. SSSI at the University of Bonn (selected to participate and funded), 2018
  11. LIS Introductory Workshop (selected to participate and funded), 2018
  12. ARC Student research praxis award ($4K), CUNY, Spring 2018
  13. Graduate Center Fellowship (tuition and stipend), CUNY 2016–2021
  14. Merit-based fellowship (tuition and stipend), Georgetown University, 2014–2015
  15. MA tuition fellowship (100%), FEN, Universidad de Chile, 2009
  16. Scholarship based on socioeconomic background, FEN, Universidad de Chile, 2004–2008
  17. Tuition fellowship (~50%) based on merit and SE background, Ministry of Education, 2004–2008
  18. Scholarship based on university admission test, Local Gov. of Cauquenes, 2004–2008

Talks (including scheduled)

  1. January 2023: AEA Annual Meeting (AEA’s poster session)
  2. October 2022: WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNIANDES: Reducing inequality – the great challenge of our time
  3. September 2022: 16th North American Meeting of the Urban Economics Association
  4. August 2022: Stata Conference
  5. June 2022: Canadian Economics Association Conference
  6. May 2022: Universidad Diego Portales
  7. May 2022: Society of Labor Economists Annual Conference
  8. January 2022: AEA Annual Meeting (AEA’s poster session)
  9. December 2021: Second World Inequality Conference
  10. November 2021: Southern Economic Association
  11. November 2021: Bolivian Conference on Development Economics
  12. October 2021: LACEA Annual Meeting
  13. September 2021: CAF academic workshop RED 2022: Intergenerational mobility in Latin America
  14. August 2021: Development Bank of Latin America (CAF)
  15. July 2021: Ninth ECINEQ Meeting
  16. June 2021: Western Economic Association Annual Conference
  17. June 2021: Canadian Economics Association Conference
  18. May 2021: Jagiellonian University
  19. May 2021: Society of Labor Economists Annual Conference
  20. April 2021: Conference on Opportunities, Mobility, and Well-Being
  21. April 2021: Centro de Estudios Espinosa Yglesias
  22. March 2021: Midwest Economics Association
  23. March 2021: Social Mobility and Economic Performance Workshop (poster)
  24. March 2021: Western Economic Association Virtual International Conference
  25. December 2020: Stone Center on Socio-economic Inequality
  26. November 2020: Southern Economic Association
  27. October 2020: Missouri Valley Economic Association
  28. July 2020: Stata Conference
  29. June 2020: Western Economic Association International
  30. February 2020: Eastern Economic Association
  31. February 2020: NY Camp Econometrics (cancelled)
  32. December 2019: CGU Dissertation Workshop
  33. July 2019: Stata Conference Chicago
  34. May 2019: The World Bank (co-author)
  35. April 2019: GWU Student Research Conference
  36. March 2019: APPAM DC Regional Student Conference
  37. July 2018: LIS Summer Workshop
  38. July 2018: SSSI Bonn (poster)
  39. December 2014: XLIX CLADEA Conference (co-author)
  40. September 2012: Annual meeting of the Chilean Economic Society
  41. 2011-12-13: Central Bank of Chile

Software

I’ve co-authored and published two new Stata commands and their associated papers. They address survey nonresponse and sample selection in quantile regressions.

kmr.ado (code paper)

This command implements Korinek, Mistiaen and Ravallion (2007). This command allows the user to estimate a micro compliance function using groups’ nonresponse rates, which can be used to correct survey weights for unit nonresponse. To install it within Stata type “net install st0634.pkg”.

qregsel.ado (code paper)

This command implements a copula-based sample selection correction for quantile regression recently proposed by Arellano and Bonhomme (2017). To install it within Stata type “ssc install qregsel”.