Ana Nuevo-Chiquero

Research Affiliate

University of Edinburgh

Ana Nuevo-Chiquero hold BAs in Economics and Law from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. She obtained her PhD from Boston University in 2011 and is now a Lecturer in the School of Economics at the University of Edinburgh.

Her research interests lays on Labour and Health Economics, with a focus on fertility choices and early life investments. She uses applied micro econometric techniques to study issues such as behavioural responses to contraception availability, parental investments during early life and its long term consequences.

Ana joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in May 2016.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 8308
published in: Economic Journal , 2016, 126 (592). 654–681

While survey data supports a strong relationship between personality and labor market outcomes, the exact mechanisms behind this association remain unexplored. In this paper, we take advantage of a controlled laboratory set-up to test whether this relationship operates through productivity, and isolate this mechanism from other channels such as bargaining...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6755
accepted at the Journal of Human Resources

The critical role of prenatal and early childhood conditions on adult outcomes has been the focus of a rich body of research. In this paper, we examine various pre- and postnatal investments as possible sources behind the "birth order effect" – significant differences in the educational and labor market outcomes...