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[Photo: Esteban AUCEJO] Dr Esteban AUCEJO
Associate - Education and Skills
Email: e.m.aucejo@lse.ac.uk

ASU, W.P. Carey School of Business
Tel: 001 480 965 3531
Email: Esteban.Aucejo@asu.edu

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Expertise: Labour Economics, Economics of Education


Esteban Aucejo is an Assistant Professor in Economics at Arizona State University His research interests include applied microeconomics, labour economics, and economics of education

Current Areas of Research:

My field of specialization is applied microeconomics with focus on the economics of education and labor economics. More specifically, my research applies economic theory and econometric tools to provide a deeper understanding of the mechanisms and incentives behind the formation of human capital. My methods combine reduced form with structural estimation techniques with the aim of tackling questions from different perspectives. My research agenda spans several areas of the economics of education. One strand has focused on issues in higher education. In particular, I have examined the role of affirmative action policies in college students’ outcomes, the differential impact of math and verbal skills in educational attainment, the sources of the gender gap in college enrollment across races, and the determinants of college drop-out and stop-out decisions. A second strand of my work has analyzed determinants of students’ performance in elementary school. More specifically, I have explored the role of teacher-students complementarities in test score performance, teacher responses to incentives, and the differential effects of school days and absences in school achievement.


  • Ph.D. in Economics, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA (2012)
  • M.A. in Economics, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA (2008)
  • B.A. in Economics, Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2004)

Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:

  • CEP
  • CESifo
  • CEPR

Selected Publications:

CEP Publications:

  • Assessing the Effect of School Days and Absences on Test Score Performance
    Esteban Aucejo, Teresa Foy Romano, September 2014
    Paper No' CEPDP1302: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Affirmative Action and University Fit: Evidence from Proposition 209
    Peter Arcidiacono, Esteban Aucejo, Patrick Coate, V. Joseph Hotz, June 2013
    Paper No' CEPDP1224: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • University Differences in the Graduation of Minorities in STEM Fields: Evidence from California
    Peter Arcidiacono, Esteban Aucejo, V. Joseph Hotz, June 2013
    Paper No' CEPDP1223: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Explaining Cross-Racial Differences in the Educational Gender Gap
    Esteban Aucejo, May 2013
    Paper No' CEPDP1220: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Racial Segregation Patterns in Selective Universities
    Peter Arcidiacono, Esteban Aucejo, Andrew Hussey, Kenneth Spenner, May 2013
    Paper No' CEPDP1219: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)