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