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Staff Biography

Associate - Labour Markets
Email: andres.bafer@alumni.lse.ac.uk

VATT Institute for Economic Research
Email: andres.barrios-fernandez@vatt.fi

Curriculum Vitae PDF 

Expertise: Economics of education, labor economics, public economics.


Andrés is a PhD student at the London School of Economics. He obtained his Bachelor and Master's degrees in Civil Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and his Master's in Economics at the London School of Economics. His research interests include economics of education, labour economics and public economics.

Current Areas of Research:

Inequality in the access to higher education and the effect of policies that aim to foster the participation of underrepresented groups. In addition to the study of the direct effects, I am also interested on the externalities they create over different groups.

School policies and their effects on academic and non-academic outcomes, including how they affect inequality in human capital accumulation.

Personal website: andresbarriosf.github.io


  • MRes in Economics - London School of Economics and Political Science
  • MSc in Engineering - Universidad Católica de Chile
  • BSc in Engineering - Universidad Católica de Chile

Selected Publications:

CEP Publications

CEP discussion paper
O Brother, Where Start Thou? Sibling Spillovers on College and Major Choice in Four Countries Adam Altmejd, Andrés Barrios Fernandez, Marin Drlje, Joshua Goodman, Michael Hurwitz, Dejan Kovac, Christine Mulhern, Christopher Neilson and Jonathan Smith
May 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1691:
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JEL Classification: I21; I24

Tags: sibling effects; college and major choice; peer and social network effects

CEP discussion paper
Should I Stay or Should I Go? Neighbors' Effects on University Enrollment Andrés Barrios Fernandez
October 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1653:
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JEL Classification: I21; I24; R23; R28

Tags: neighbors’ effects; university access; spatial spillovers

CEP discussion paper
It's Time to Learn: Understanding the Differences in Returns to Instruction Time Andrés Barrios Fernandez and Giulia Bovini
December 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1521:
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JEL Classification: I28; I24; I20

Tags: instruction time; education reform; heterogeneous effects; charter schools