Monica Costa Dias

Dr Monica Costa Dias

Associate Director


PhD Economics, University College London, 2002
MA Economics (17/20), New University of Lisbon, 1997
BA Applied Mathematics to Economics and Management (17/20), Technical University of Lisbon, 1995

ORCID: 0000-0002-3882-4748

Monica is an Associate Director at the IFS and a Research Economist at the Centre for Economics and Finance, University of Porto. Her research interests are mainly on Labour Economics and the Economics of Education, with a focus on the determinants of individual and household choices, including human capital investments, labour supply and intra-household allocation of resources, and their consequences for inequality and the evaluation and design of tax and welfare policies

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Policy discontinuity and duration outcomes

| Working Paper

Causal effects of a policy change on the hazard rates of a duration outcome variable are not identified from a comparison of spells before and after the policy change when there is unobserved heterogeneity in the effects and no model structure is imposed.

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