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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.


Forthcoming Publications

  • Sarzosa, M. & Urzua, S Implementing Factor Models in Stata: The herofactor command.. The Stata Journal, | Related Website |

Working Papers

  • Sarzosa, M. & Urzua, S (2015). Bullying Among Adolescents: The Role of Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills. | Related Website |
  • Sarzosa, M (2015). The Dynamic Consequences of Bullying on Skill Accumulation. | Related Website |
  • Acosta, P. & Muller, N. & Sarzosa, M (2015). Beyond qualifications: returns to cognitive and socio-emotional skills in Colombia. | Related Website |
  • Espinosa, R., Sarzosa, M. & Urzua, S The Casual Effects of Skills: An international Study.
  • Rua, T., Sarzosa, M. & Urzua, S The Children of the Missed Pill: Unintended Consequences of Price Collusion in the Pharmaceutical Industry.
  • Sarzosa, M Wage Discrimination Against Homosexuals, The Role of Skills.

Office: KCTR 226

Quick links

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Area(s) of Expertise

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