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Professor Ivan Fernandez-Val

Ivan Fernandez-Val is Professor of Economics at Boston University, USA. For the duration of his Visiting Fellowship he is hosted by Department of Economics at University College London.

Professor Fernandez-Val's main area of research is Econometrics, the field of Economics that develops tools to test predictions of economic theory with data. During his time in the UK, Professor Fernandez-Val will develop statistical methods to estimate causal effects in the presence of sample selection using flexible models to accommodate rich patterns of unobserved individual heterogeneity. He will apply the new methods to study the determinants of the gender wage gap or difference in wages between male and female workers in the United Kingdom.

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Visiting Fellowships

This programme provides academics based in any country overseas (and active at any career stage) with the opportunity to be based at a UK higher education or other research institution of their choice for up to six months.


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