Dr Nicolas Salamanca

Research Fellow

Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
Nicolas Salamanca Acosta

Contact details:

Phone: +61 3 8344 2863
Fax: +61 3 8344 2111
Email: n.salamanca@unimelb.edu.au

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
Level 5, Faculty of Business and Economics Building, 111 Barry Street, The University of Melbourne


Nicolas Salamanca joined the Melbourne Institute as a Research fellow in August 2014 and is part of the Economic and Social Disadvantage Program. He completed his PhD in Economics at Maastricht University, focusing on the measurement of economic preferences and their impact on household portfolio choice. Before joining the Melbourne Institute, he worked at the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) of Maastricht University, first a research assistant under the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) program, and then during his PhD as a part of their contract research team.

Research Interests / Current Projects

Nicolas’ current research topics include economic preferences, socioeconomic disadvantage, discrimination, household portfolio choice, background risk, and retirement decisions. His main research interests are household decision-making, behavioral economics, labor economics, and applied microeconometrics.


Selected Publications

"Endophilia or Exophobia: Beyond Discrimination” (with Jan Feld and Daniel S. Hamermesh), The Economic Journal, Forthcoming.


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