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Dr Andrés Barrios Fernández.

Dr Andrés Barrios Fernández


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


Andrés Barrios Fernández is a Senior Researcher at VATT and an Associate in the Centre for Economic Performance. He completed his Ph.D. at the Department of Economics of LSE and his research interests cover topics on labor and public economics. He is particularly interested in understanding how social networks influence human capital investment decisions.

Current areas of research include:

  • Economics of education: influence of social networks on human capital investment decisions.
  • Economics of education and social mobility: intergenerational transmission of human and social capital.
  • Economics of education: inequality and biases in college applications around the world.