Sergio Urzua is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Maryland. He is a Research Associate at the NBER, Research Fellow at IZA, and International Research Fellow at Clapes-UC. His research focuses on labor, development and applied econometrics. His research agenda includes the evaluation of social/policy interventions in developing economies. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2007. He teaches in the areas of Labor Economics and Econometrics

Areas of Interest

  • Applied Econometrics
  • Development
  • Labor


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    University of Chicago, 2007
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    University of Chile, 2000.
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
ECON423 Advanced Topics in Econometrics Fall 2021
ECON175 Inequality: Determinants and Policy Remedies Spring 2021
ECON423 Advanced Topics in Econometrics Fall 2020

Former Students

  • Maria F. Prada
    Inter-American Development Bank
  • Miguel Sarzosa
    Purdue University
  • Giordano Palloni
    International Food Policy Research Institute
  • Ricardo Espinoza
  • Cristian Sanchez
    ITAM, Mexico
  • Fernando Saltiel
    McGill University
  • Cynthia Boruchowicz
    Inter-American Development Bank
  • Sai Luo
    Shangai University of Finance and Economics
Sergio Urzua
3115J Tydings Hall
Department of Economics
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