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Miguel Sarzosa

Miguel Sarzosa

Assistant Professor of Economics
Economics

Education

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.

 

  • boy crying at school

    Bullying in school hampers skill development, healthy adulthood

    Kids who experience bullying are victims of injury or discomfort from peer teasing, harassment, and physical abuse. While some costs of bullying – school absenteeism, suicidal thoughts and actions – have been documented, little research has been done on the two-way relationship between bullying and skill accumulation in children. Miguel Sarzosa, an assistant professor of economics at Purdue University, finds that victimization depletes an average middle school child’s non-cognitive skills by 40 percent. This skill depletion causes the child to become 34 percent more likely to experience bullying again.

    Full story: Bullying in school hampers skill development, healthy adulthood

Contact

msarzosa@purdue.edu
Office: KRAN 335

Quick links

Personal website

Area(s) of Expertise

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