Dr Nicolás Salamanca

Nicolás is a Senior Research Fellow at the Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research, University of Melbourne. Nicolás is also a Research Affiliate at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) as well as a Research Fellow at the Life Course Centre. He studied Economics at the Universidad de Los Andes and received his PhD in Economics from Maastricht University in 2015.

Nicolás works in applied microeconomics. His 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. His 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.