Dr Marian Vidal-Fernandez

BA Universitat Pompeu Fabra, MSc Universitat Pompeu Fabra, PhD Boston University
Senior Lecturer and ARC Life Course Centre

Member of the Charles Perkins Centre

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 862 71504
Fax +61 2 9351 4341

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Biographical details

Marian Vidal-Fernandez received her PhD from Boston University in 2011. She uses applied microeconomics to study the determinants of Human Capital with special attention to disadvantaged individuals. Marian has studied setting minimum academic requirements to enroll into athletic activities or obtaining a driving´s license improve high school graduation rates, the increasing relevance of grandmothers as childcare givers, the birth order effect and the dynamic and heterogeneous impacts of experiencing the death of a sibling. She joined the University of Sydney in 2015 and is currently an IZA and ARC Life Course Centre Fellow.

Research interests

  • Human Capital
  • Applied Microeconometrics
  • Labour Economics

Selected grants

2017

  • The Effect of Arsenic Poisoning on Education Outcomes: Evidence from Indian Districts; Barua R, Vidal-Fernandez M; Office of Global Engagement/India Development Fund.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Vidal-Fernandez, M. (2013). Using Poll Software as a Learner-based Experience Tool in Statistics. In Kathryn Coleman and Adele Flood (Eds.), Disciplines: The Lenses of Learning, (pp. 49-53). Champaign: Common Ground Publishing.

Journals

  • Fletcher, J., Vidal-Fernandez, M., Wolfe, B. (2018). Dynamic and heterogeneous effects of sibling death on children's outcomes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115(1), 115-120. [More Information]
  • Lehman, J., Nuevo-Chiquero, A., Vidal-Fernandez, M. (2018). The early origins of birth order differences in children's outcomes and parental behavior. The Journal of Human Resources, 53(1), 123-156. [More Information]
  • Gine, X., Martinez-Bravo, M., Vidal-Fernandez, M. (2017). Are labor supply decisions consistent with neoclassical preferences? Evidence from Indian boat owners. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 142, 331-347. [More Information]
  • Cubel, M., Nuevo-Chiquero, A., Sanchez-Pages, S., Vidal-Fernandez, M. (2016). Do Personality Traits Affect Productivity? Evidence from the Laboratory. Economic Journal, 126(592), 654-681. [More Information]
  • Aparicio-Fenoll, A., Vidal-Fernandez, M. (2015). Working Women and Fertility: The Role of Grandmothers' Labor Force Participation. CESifo Economic Studies, 61(1), 123-147. [More Information]
  • Barua, R., Vidal-Fernandez, M. (2014). No Pass No Drive: Education and Allocation of Time. Journal of Human Capital, 8(4), 399-431. [More Information]
  • Posadas, J., Vidal-Fernandez, M. (2013). Grandparents' Childcare and Female Labor Force Participation. IZA: Journal of Labor Policy, 2(1), 1-20. [More Information]
  • Vidal-Fernandez, M. (2011). The Effect of Minimum Academic Requirements to Participate in Sports on High School Graduation. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 11(1), 1-19.
  • Vidal-Fernandez, M., Ellis, R. (2007). Activity-based Payments and Reforms of the English Hospital Payment System. Health Economics, 2(4), 435-444.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Vidal-Fernandez, M., Nuevo-Chiquero, A. (2016). How parents shape the advantages of being first-born. The Conversation.
  • Siminski, P., Vidal-Fernandez, M., Coventry, W. (2016). Reimagining NSW: tackling education inequality with early intervention and better research. The Conversation.

2018

  • Fletcher, J., Vidal-Fernandez, M., Wolfe, B. (2018). Dynamic and heterogeneous effects of sibling death on children's outcomes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115(1), 115-120. [More Information]
  • Lehman, J., Nuevo-Chiquero, A., Vidal-Fernandez, M. (2018). The early origins of birth order differences in children's outcomes and parental behavior. The Journal of Human Resources, 53(1), 123-156. [More Information]

2017

  • Gine, X., Martinez-Bravo, M., Vidal-Fernandez, M. (2017). Are labor supply decisions consistent with neoclassical preferences? Evidence from Indian boat owners. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 142, 331-347. [More Information]

2016

  • Cubel, M., Nuevo-Chiquero, A., Sanchez-Pages, S., Vidal-Fernandez, M. (2016). Do Personality Traits Affect Productivity? Evidence from the Laboratory. Economic Journal, 126(592), 654-681. [More Information]
  • Vidal-Fernandez, M., Nuevo-Chiquero, A. (2016). How parents shape the advantages of being first-born. The Conversation.
  • Siminski, P., Vidal-Fernandez, M., Coventry, W. (2016). Reimagining NSW: tackling education inequality with early intervention and better research. The Conversation.

2015

  • Aparicio-Fenoll, A., Vidal-Fernandez, M. (2015). Working Women and Fertility: The Role of Grandmothers' Labor Force Participation. CESifo Economic Studies, 61(1), 123-147. [More Information]

2014

  • Barua, R., Vidal-Fernandez, M. (2014). No Pass No Drive: Education and Allocation of Time. Journal of Human Capital, 8(4), 399-431. [More Information]

2013

  • Posadas, J., Vidal-Fernandez, M. (2013). Grandparents' Childcare and Female Labor Force Participation. IZA: Journal of Labor Policy, 2(1), 1-20. [More Information]
  • Vidal-Fernandez, M. (2013). Using Poll Software as a Learner-based Experience Tool in Statistics. In Kathryn Coleman and Adele Flood (Eds.), Disciplines: The Lenses of Learning, (pp. 49-53). Champaign: Common Ground Publishing.

2011

  • Vidal-Fernandez, M. (2011). The Effect of Minimum Academic Requirements to Participate in Sports on High School Graduation. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 11(1), 1-19.

2007

  • Vidal-Fernandez, M., Ellis, R. (2007). Activity-based Payments and Reforms of the English Hospital Payment System. Health Economics, 2(4), 435-444.

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