Juan Matta

Ph.D., New York University

I am an applied microeconomist with research interests in labor economics, the economics of education and the economics of gender. I completed my Ph.D. from New York University.

Here is a link to my CV


  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Labor Economics
  • Economics of Gender
  • Economics of Education


  • Ph.D. in Public Administration, 2020

    New York University, Wagner

  • M.A. in Economics, 2009

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

  • B.A. in Economics & Business, 2008

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile


Joining the Men's Club: Effects of Pursuing High-earnings, Male-dominated Fields for Women. [Draft coming soon.]

The low participation of women in high-earnings fields such as technology and engineering (TE) is believed to contribute to the gender …

Walking in Your Footsteps: Sibling Spillovers in Higher Education Choices

This paper studies spillovers from older to younger siblings in higher education choices. Exploiting discontinuous admission rules …

How Much does Culture Matter? Quantifying the Economic Effects of 'Machismo' in Chile

In this paper, I quantify the economic effect of a cultural norm dictating that “a wife should not earn more than her husband” (i.e., …


  • jjmatta@nyu.edu
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