Andrés Barrios Fernández

Universidad de los Andes and Centre for Economics Performance (LSE), Chile

I am thankful for the invitation to contribute to IZA World of Labor. It is important to generate bridges between academics and policymakers to ensure that our research has an impact on society. I really appreciate the efforts that IZA does to achieve this goal

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Assistant Professor at the School of Business and Economics, Universidad de Los Andes, Chile

Research interest

Labor economics, public economics, economics of education

Past positions

Postdoc Fellow, Department of Economics, MIT; Senior Researcher, VATT Institute for Economic Research


PhD Economics, LSE, 2019

Selected publications

  • "Neighbors' effects on university enrollment." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 14:3 (2022): 30–60.

  • "O brother, where start thou? Sibling spillovers on college and major choice in four countries." The Quarterly Journal of Economics 136:3 (2021): 1831–1886 (with A. Altmejd, M. Drlje, J. Goodman, M. Hurwitz, D. Kovac, C. Mulhern, C. Neilson, and J. Smith).

  • "It's time to learn: School institutions and returns to instruction time." Economics of Education Review 80 (2021) (with G.Bovini).

  • "Elite universities and the intergenerational transmission of human and social capital." (with C. Neilson and S. Zimmerman).

  • "Recidivism and neighborhood institutions: Evidence from the rise of the Pentecostal Church in Chile." R&R Journal of Labor Economics (with J. Garcia-Hombrados).