Victor Ronda

PhD Candidate 2016-2017

Wyman 544E
Curriculum Vitae
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Thesis Title: "Essays on Human Capital Formation"  - Download Abstract (PDF)

Fields: Labor economics, health economics, education, applied microeconometrics

Main Advisor: Nicholas Papageorge


"The Effect of Maternal Psychological Distress on Children's Cognitive Development " (job market paper)

"The Economic Value of Breaking Bad: Misbehavior, Schooling and the Labor Market with Nicholas Papageorge and Yu Zheng (submitted)"

"Non-Cognitive Skills, Criminal Behavior and Labor Market Outcomes" with Pedro Carneiro,Sarah Cattan and Nicholas Papageorge (work in progress)

"Beyond the Test: The Dimensionality of Teacher Quality" with Alanna Bjorklund (work in progress)"

"Maternal Beliefs and Investments in Children" (work in progress)

Conference Presentations:

Society of Labor Economists Annual Meeting, May 2016
Graduate Student Dissertation Workshop (invited participant), Western Economic Association International, June 2016

Teaching Experience:

Elements of Macroeconomics, Summer 2013, Instructor
Econometrics (graduate), Summer 2014, Instructor
Elements of Macroeconomics, Fall 2012, TA
The Social Policy Implications of Behavioral Economics, Spring 2013, 2016, TA
Microeconomic Theory, Fall 2013, 2015, TA
Elements of Microeconomics, Spring 2014, 2015, TA
Economics of Health, Fall 2014, 2016, TA


Professor Nicholas Papageorge -
Professor Robert Moffitt -
Professor Richard Spady -