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I am an Associate Professor in the School of Economics at the University of Sydney. My research interest is the Economics of Human Development. Most of my current projects explore the evolution of skills, preferences, and health over the lifecourse and the role that parents and the public sector play in determining these skills. One of my main work hypothesis is that inequality in the home environment - that is scarcity of good parenting - is a powerful determinant of the intergenerational persistence of disadvantage. I am involved in several linked administrative data projects
in Australia financed through the National Health and Medical Research Council, evaluating, among others, the impact of early-life medical care and
cash/in-kind transfers on children's skill development.
I am also a University of Sydney SOAR Fellow and an ARC Discovery Early Career Fellow. Previously, I held positions at Victoria University of Wellington and University of Melbourne, and I am a Visiting Scholar at The University of Chicago and a Research Fellow at the IZA Bonn. You can access all my IZA Discussion Papers here. Here is a link to my CV, email;Google Scholar Citations;Publications and working papers.