Juliana Silva Goncalves
University of Sydney
Juliana Silva Goncalves is an applied and behavioural economist, and her research expertise is at the intersection between the economics of human development and individual decision-making. Her research aims to advance the knowledge on the factors that influence young people’s decision-making and the consequences for their educational, health and labour market outcomes. She uses a range of research methods, including field and laboratory experiments with adolescents in schools, laboratory and online experiments with young adults, as well as the analysis of administrative datasets and population-based surveys. Her research topics include: 1) understanding the role of the family, socioeconomic and peer environment in individual differences in adolescent behaviour and how to promote behaviour that enables success; 2) understanding the role of biases and positive discrimination on decisions and outcomes of women and disadvantaged groups; and 3) understanding the link between stable personality traits that predict long-term outcomes and behaviour observed in the laboratory.
Juliana Silva Goncalves joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in December 2021.