Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
- child development
- cognitive and non-cognitive skills
- cognitive and socioemotional skills
- cognitive skills
- discrimination in the labor market
- early childhood
- early childhood development
- early childhood investments
- early childhood outcomes
- economics of education
- economics of educational
- economics of the family
Nicolás Salamanca is a Senior Research Fellow at the Melbourne Institute: Applied Economics & Social Research of The University of Melbourne. He works in applied microeconomics. His main research interest is behavioural household economics— which is at the intersection of behavioural economics and economics of the household—and encompasses related fields such as labour economics and economics of education. His current focus is on the economics of parenting style, how disadvantage is transmitted across generations, and the joint role of teachers, peers, and parents in improving educational achievement.
He is also a Research Fellow at the Life Course Centre (LCC). He studied Economics at the Universidad de Los Andes and received his PhD in Economics from Maastricht University in 2015.
Nicolás Salamanca joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in 2016 and became an IZA Research Fellow in November 2021.