Caterina Calsamiglia Costa

Caterina Calsamiglia Costa

Institute for Political Economy and Governance

Social & Behavioural Sciences

Currently a Research Professor at IPEG and affiliate researcher at CEPR. She obtained her PhD from the Department of Economics at Yale University in 2005. She was an assistant and associate professor at UAB until 2015. In 2014 she obtained an ERC Starting Grant to work on understanding the importance of the design of school choice procedures for the educational landscape. Since 2011 she is a member of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity group at the University of Chicago. In 2015 she moved to CEMFI as a Research Professor, where she remains an affiliate researcher. She recently started working on measuring and assessing non cognitive traits by leading an interdisciplinary group of researchers. She’s the scientific advisor of Escola Nova 21, an alliance of schools and other public and civil society institutions for an advanced education system. 

Research interests

Her research focuses on Public Economics with an emphasis on school choice, educational policies, affirmative action, measurement of non-cognitive skills and welfare economics in general. Her work includes theoretical, experimental and empirical analysis.

Selected publications

- Calsamiglia, Caterina; Loviglio, Annalisa 2020, 'Maturity and school outcomes in an inflexible system: evidence from Catalonia', Series-journal Of The Spanish Economic Association, 11, 1, 1 - 49.

- Calsamiglia, C, C. Fu and M. Güell 2020, "Structural Estimation of a Model of School Choices: the Boston Mechanism versus its Alternatives" The Journal of Political Economy, 128, 2, pp. 642–680.

Selected research activities

Co-founder of Pentabilities SL

Member of the Executive Committe of Matching in Practice

Head of Research at Badi

Member of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Group, U of Chicago

IZA and CEPR affiliate