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Research


Publications

Sarzosa, M. Victimization and Skill Accumulation: The Case of School Bullying. Journal of Human Resources, Accepted. [Download PDF (Latest Version: August 2021)] [Online Appendix]

Rau T., M. Sarzosa and S. Urzúa (2021). The Children of the Missed PillJournal of Health Economics, Vol 79. 
[Working paper vesion]
Media Coverage: [The Washington Post] [MarketWatch]

Sarzosa M. & S. Urzúa (2021). Bullying in Teenagers, The Role of Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills. Quantitative Economics, Vol 12(3), pp. 945-980.

Acosta, P., N. Muller & M. Sarzosa (2020). Beyond qualifications: returns to cognitive and socio-emotional skills in Colombia. Revista de Economía del Rosario. Vol 23(1), pp. 109-148.

Saltiel, F., M. Sarzosa, & S. Urzúa. (2017). Cognitive and socio-emotional abilities. In G. Jones, J. Johnes, T. Agasisti, & L. Lopez Torres (Eds.), Handbook of Contemporary Education Economics. Cheltenham, UK.

Sarzosa, Miguel and Sergio Urzúa (2016). Implementing Factor Models for Unobserved Heterogeneity in Stata. The Stata Journal. Vol 16(1) pp. 197-228 

Working Papers

Unintended Consequences of Free College: Self-Selection into the Teaching Profession
(with Rosa Castro-Zarzur and Ricardo Espinoza) R&R
[Download PDF]

Unobserved Heterogeneity and Labor Market Discrimination Against Homosexuals
Upjohn Institute Working Paper 18-294
Under Review
[Download PDF (Latest Version: June 2020)]

Grade Retention and Multidimensional Skill Formation in Young Children
(with Fernando Saltiel) 
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Effects of Disruptive Peers in Endogenous Social Networks
(with Torsten Santavirta)
[Download PDF]

`What's the tea' with gender conformity?
(with Abigail Banan and Torsten Santavirta)

Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills for the Peruvian Labor Market
(with Wendy Cunningham and Monica Parra Torrado)
Policy Research Working Paper 7750. February 2016.

Returns to Higher Education in Chile and Colombia
(with Carolina Gonzalez-Velosa and G. Rucci and S. Urzua)
IDB Working Paper Series 587. March 2015.

The Causal Effects of Skills: An International Study
(with Ricardo Espinoza and Sergio Urzúa)
Background paper for the OECD International Skills Resport (2014)

Friends First: Political Determinants of Targeting in Decentralized Poverty Alleviation Programmes
[Download PDF]

Community Heterogeneity and Collective Action in Demand-Driven Poverty Reduction Programs
(with Yuri Soares)
OVE Working Paper 05/10, 2010

The Welfare Impacts of Local Investment Projects: Evidence from the Guatemala FIS
(with Pablo Ibarrarán and Yuri Soares)
OVE Working Paper 02/08, 2008

When Will the Poor Vote? Parties, Politics and Constitutional Changes in the XIX Century Colombia
(in Spanish)
Serie Documentos CEDE, 2008-05

Work in Progress

"Classroom networks and school victimization: How personality traits keep you safe” 
(with Manuel Eisner, Denis Ribeaud and Torsten Santavirta)

"Skill Formation and College Enrollment"
(with Ricardo Espinoza and Sergio Urzúa)

"Weight at Birth and Gender Gaps"
(with Sergio Urzúa) 

Dormant Research

FGLS Estimation of Panel Data Models with Serial Correlation, Fixed Effects and Missing Data
(with Raymond Guiteras and Roger Moon)
[go to xtargls website]

Unemployment Protection for Informal Workers in Latin America and the Caribbean
(with Alan Finkelstein-Shapiro)
IADB Working Papers No. WP-385, April 2013