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Miguel Sarzosa

Miguel Sarzosa

Assistant Professor of Economics


Ph.D. Economics, University of Maryland
M.Sc. Economics for Development, University of Oxford
B.A. Economics, Universidad de los Andes

Miguel is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Purdue University. He received his Ph.D. in 2015 from the University of Maryland - College Park.

Miguel's research fields are applied microeconomics and labor economics. In particular, the estimation of the effects cognitive and non-cognitive skills have on social behaviors. His main research focuses on the effect skill endowments have on in-school victimization and workplace discrimination.


Journal Articles

  • Sarzosa, M. & Urzua, S (2016). Implementing Factor Models for Unobserved Heterogeneity in Stata. The Stata Journal, vol. 16 (1), 197-228. | Related Website |

Book Chapters

  • Saltiel S., M. Sarzosa & S. Urzua (2017). Cognitive and Socio-Emotional Abilities. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK. 21-42.

Working Papers

  • Santavirta T. & M. Sarzosa (2017). The Lifelong Consequences of Abused and Neglected Elementary School Peers.
  • Sarzosa, M (2015). Negative Social Interactions and Skill Accumulation: The Case of School Bullying. | Related Website |
  • Sarzosa, M. & Urzua, S (2015). Bullying Among Adolescents: The Role of Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills. | Related Website |
  • Acosta, P. & Muller, N. & Sarzosa, M (2015). Beyond qualifications: returns to cognitive and socio-emotional skills in Colombia. | Related Website |
  • Sarzosa, M Unobserved Heterogeneity and Labor Market Discrimination Against Homosexuals.
  • Rua, T., Sarzosa, M. & Urzua, S The Children of the Missed Pill. | Related Website |
  • Espinosa, R., Sarzosa, M. & Urzua, S The Casual Effects of Skills: An international Study.
  • Cunningham, W., M. Parra Torrado & M. Sarzosa Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills for the Peruvian Labor Market. | Related Website |

Office: KRAN 335

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Area(s) of Expertise

Labor Economics, Latent Factor Models, Applied Econometrics, Cognitive Skills