Miguel S. Urquiola

Miguel Urquiola is Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Columbia University.

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.   His CV and further information are on his personal website.

CDEP projects:

Teacher-Student Interactions and Child Outcomes: Evidence from Romanian Secondary Schools

The Big Sort: College Reputation and Labor Market Outcomes