is a Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Columbia
University, where he also chairs the Columbia Committee on the Economics of
Education. He is a Research
Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and a Fellow
at the Bureau for Research in Development Economics (BREAD).
Urquiola’s research is
on the Economics of Education, with a focus on understanding how schools
and universities compete, and how they form reputations for quality. It also covers how parents and students
select educational providers, and the consequences such choices have on
sorting and labor market outcomes.
His past appointments
include: Vice Dean at the School of
International and Public Affairs (Columbia), Co-editor at the Journal of Human Resources, Visiting
Fellow at the Russell Sage Foundation, Assistant Professor of Economics at
Cornell, Young Professional at the World Bank, and Assistant Professor at
the Bolivian Catholic University.