Focus areas: Economics of education, competition between schools and universities, formation of reputations of quality in schools and universities, selection of educational providers by parents and students and the consequences of such choices on sorting and labor market outcomes

Miguel Urquiola, Professor of Economics and International Affairs, is the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs at SIPA.

His research is on the Economics of Education, with a focus on understanding competition between schools and universities.  This includes work on how parents and students select educational providers, and what consequences such choice has on performance.

He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and serves as co-editor of the Journal of Human Resources. He held prior appointments at the Russell Sage Foundation, Cornell University’s economics department, the World Bank’s research department, the Bolivian government, and the Bolivian Catholic University.

He received a B.A. and a Ph.D. in Economics from Swarthmore College and the University of California at Berkeley, respectively.