Mariel Siravegna

Mariel Siravegna

Ph.D. Candidate in Economics

Georgetown University

Welcome to my website! My name is Mariel, and I am a PhD candidate at Georgetown University.

My main areas of research are labor economics and applied microeconomics. I have published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and policy reports and presented my work at multiple international conferences. Additionally, I have processed and analyzed several complex longitudinal surveys, macroeconomic data from several countries, and big administrative data sets throughout my work.

I use Stata extensively, and as part of it, I have programmed (co-authored) a command that implements a copula-based method to correct sample selection in quantile regressions. Also, we wrote a short applied paper demonstrating the use of the command, which is forthcoming at the Stata Journal. At Georgetown University, I was a Stata tutor for the Department of Economics and part of the Women Coders club. I have been an instructor and teaching assistant for multiple econometric courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels for many years.

I did my B.A. in Economics at National University of Cordoba (ranked 2/331). During the last years of my undergraduate studies, I had my first experience doing economic research at the Institute of Economics and Finance at the National University of Cordoba. Then I moved to Chile to pursue a Master in Economics at ILADES/Georgetown University (ranked 2/14). After finishing the MAE program, I started working as an economic researcher and instructor at Santo Tomas University, Chile. Then, I was offered a research position as an economist at the Central Bank of Chile and worked there for almost five years.  

Interests

  • Labor Economics
  • Applied Microeconomics

Education

  • Ph.D. in Economics, 2022 (expected)

    Georgetown University, Washington DC.

  • M.A. in Economics, 2016

    Georgetown University, Washington DC.

  • M.A. in Economics, 2009

    Ilades/Georgetown University, Chile.

  • B.A. in Economics, 2006

    National University of Cordoba, Argentina.

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Short Term Consultant

World Bank Group

Dec 2020 – Jun 2021 Washington DC
Gender Assessment for Dominican Republic Report. My responsibilies in this report are 1) identify the main gender gaps that the country faces across different domains, contributing to better inform policy design, 2) decompose the gender wage gap into two components, i) the size of the gap that can be explained by observable characteristics and ii) the size of the gap that responds to the compensation for these characteristics, 3) determine if the gender wage gap was amplified by the ongoing crisis and what factors possibly led to that exacerbation.
 
 
 
 
 

Research Assistant

National Science Foundation funded project

Jun 2017 – Jun 2018 Washington DC
Immigration Policies Affecting the High Skilled: Effects on Innovation and Productivity in US Firms.
 
 
 
 
 

Short Term Consultant

World Bank Group

May 2017 – Jun 2017 Washington DC
Systematic Country Diagnostic. Developed the statistical methodology and performed the prioritization exercise for Zambia.
 
 
 
 
 

Economic and Financial Analyst in the Research Division

Central Bank of Chile

Jan 2010 – Aug 2014 Santiago, Chile
At the Central Bank my main duties were i) carry out research about International Macroeconomic issues relevant to the Chilean economy, ii) provide evidence and technical support in the investigations and reports requested by the International Manager’s Office.
 
 
 
 
 

Instructor and Researcher

Santo Tomás University

Aug 2009 – Dec 2009 Santiago, Chile
Instructor for 1) Macroeconomics, 2) Introduction to Economics. While I was at Santo Tomas University (August to December 2009) I published my thesis as a working paper at Ilades/Georgetown University Working Papers. Also, I worked with two co-authors (G. Larrain and G. Yañez) in a paper about the integration of financial markets in Latin-American, which is published in Revue D Economie Financiere.
 
 
 
 
 

Research Assistant on Consulting Projects

Le Fort Economics and Finance

Mar 2009 – Jul 2009 Santiago, Chile
RA for a report for the Chilean Ministry of Finance
 
 
 
 
 

Research Assistant

ILADES/Georgetown University

Aug 2007 – Jun 2009 Santiago, Chile
RA for two reports 1) Growth and Social Progress in Chile, 2) Incentives and Efficiency of Public Spending.
 
 
 
 
 

Junior Economist

Petrini Valores S.A. Stock Market

Sep 2006 – Mar 2007 Córdoba, Argentina
Responsible for the stock market report. My duties were to write technical reports about capital market economics issues.
 
 
 
 
 

Junior Economist

Institute of Economics and Finance, IEF National University of Cordoba

Mar 2005 – Jul 2007 Córdoba, Argentina
Economics Research. My duties were to write technical reports and conduct research about natural resources economics issues.

Research

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(2021). Gender Differences in Academic Performance during COVID-19. Draft available soon.

(2020). Implementing Quantile Selection Models in Stata. Forthcoming at Stata Journal.

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(2014). RER Appreciation After the Great Recession: Misalignment or Fundamental Correction?. Working Paper N°718. Central Bank of Chile.

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(2013). Do Commodity Prices Shocks Have an Impact on Latin American Stock Markets?. The Chilean Economy, 16(3) [In Spanish].

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(2012). Determinants and Impact of Reversion Episodes of Capital Flows: Are True Sudden Stops and Sudden Flight Different?. Working Paper N°665, Central Bank of Chile.[In Spanish].

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(2012). Combining Forecasts for the Price of Oil: Application and Evaluation of Methodologies. Working Paper N°660 Central Bank of Chile [In Spanish].

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(2011). The Resilience of the Emerging Economies in the face of Crisis Scenarios. Monetary Policy Report, Central Bank of Chile (Box V.1. pag 17).

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(2009). Aux Marchés Financiers Internationaux et lissage de la Consommation: Observations Récentes en Amérique Latine. Revue D`Économie Financière [In French].

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Teaching

 
 
 
 
 

Stata Tutor for the Department of Economics

Georgetown University

Aug 2018 – Dec 2018 Washington, DC
Stata
 
 
 
 
 

Teaching Assistant

Georgetown University

Jul 2016 – Dec 2020 Washington, DC
Political Economy of Trade Policy, Market Design, Senior Seminar in Economics/Inter. Economics (x2), Introduction to Microeconomics, Introduction to Econometrics (x3)
 
 
 
 
 

Instructor

Santo Tomás University

Jul 2010 – Dec 2012 Santiago, Chile
Econometrics
 
 
 
 
 

Teaching Assistant

ILADES/Georgetown University

Jul 2007 – Jul 2009 Santiago, Chile
Econometric I (Graduate Program ILADES/Georgetown) and Microeconomics Theory and Economics of the Firm (Undergraduate)
 
 
 
 
 

Teaching Assistant

National University of Cordoba

Mar 2003 – Jul 2006 Córdoba, Argentina
Securities and Stock Exchange and Introduction to Economics