Juan Eberhard received his PhD in Economics in 2010, from Yale University. Since then he worked at Marshalls School of Business at the University of Southern California, and since 2013 he has been working as an assistant professor at the business school of the Universidad Adolfo Ibañez.
His research focuses on modelling and studying empirically problems related to human capital and the labor market. His doctoral thesis studied the impact of immigration on human capital accumulation, and more recent works have studied gender gaps in the labor market, early human capital accumulation and parental investment, and the transition between secondary and tertiary education.
In these papers he attempts to use models to understand underlying mechanisms, and he uses empirical method to contrast many potential competing hypothesis, with both the data, and simulated data.
Juan Eberhard joined IZA as a Research Fellow in May 2020.