Sergio Urzua

Associate Professor

Professor Urzua received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 2007 and his BA from the University of Chile in 2001. He is Research Associate at the NBER and a Research Fellow at IZA. His research has focused on the role of cognitive and noncognitive abilities, and uncertainty as determinants of schooling decisions, labor market outcomes and social behavior. His research in econometrics is mainly concerned with the estimation of selection models with unobserved heterogeneity. Recently, he has analyzed the effects of early endowments on academic and labor market outcomes. His research agenda includes the evaluation of social programs in developing economies. He teaches in the area of Labor Economics and Econometrics.

Areas of Interest:
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Development
  • Labor
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Degrees
  • Ph.D. University of Chicago, 2007
  • BA University of Chile, 2001
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
ECON422 Econometrics I Spring 2017
ECON708 Advanced Topics in Applied and Theoretical Microeconomics Spring 2017
ECON772 Population Economics Spring 2017
ECON472 Social Safety Nets Spring 2017
ECON708 Advanced Topics in Applied and Theoretical Microeconomics Fall 2016
ECON878 Workshop in Labor Economics Fall 2016
ECON422 Econometrics I Spring 2016
ECON708 Advanced Topics in Applied and Theoretical Microeconomics Spring 2016
ECON422 Econometrics I Fall 2015 Syllabus
ECON771 Advanced Labor Economics: Theory and Evidence Fall 2015 Syllabus
  • Sergio Urzua
3115J Tydings Hall
Department of Economics
Phone: (301) 405-3532
Email: urzua@econ.umd.edu