I am working as a Research Fellow at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research (MIAESR) as part of the Social and Economic Disadvantage group. My position is funded by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (LCC).
I am also a Research Affiliate at IZA. I got my PhD in Economics at Maastricht University in 2015, focusing on the measurement of economic preferences and their impact on household portfolio choice.My research revolves around applied microeconomics. My primary research interest is on household economics, human capital development, and the transmission of economic disadvantage. I am also interested in the behavioral drivers of household portfolio decisions, the stability of economic preferences, discrimination and favoritism, the effect of background risk on decision-making, and non-classical measurement error.
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Are Professors Worth It? The Value-added and Costs of Tutorial Instructors
N Salamanca Acosta, Ulf Zölitz, Jan Feld
Journal article | 2020 | Journal of Human Resources
A substantial share of university instruction happens in tutorial sessions— small group instruction given parallel to lectures. In..
Locus of Control and Investment in Risky Assets
Nicolas Salamanca Acosta, Andries de Grip, Didier Fouarge, Raymond Montizaan
Journal article | 2020 | Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
Internal locus of control is an important personality trait strongly related to many economic outcomes. We show that the probabili..
Intergenerational Disadvantage: Learning about Equal Opportunity from Social Assistance Receipt
Deborah COBB-CLARK, Sarah Dahmann, Nicolas Salamanca Acosta, Anna Zhu
Report | 2017
We use variation in the extent of generational persistence across social assistance payments to shed light on the factors leading ..
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Maastricht GSBE Visiting Scholar grant
Rotman ICPM Research grant
METEOR PhD grant
KNAW Research Assistantship grant
Colfuturo Scholarship Program for Graduate Studies
Melbourne Institute Of Applied Economic And Social Research
Institute of labor Economics (IZA)
ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (LCC)
PhD in Economics
MSc in Econometrics
MSc in Financial Economics
BSc in Economics
University of the Andes