Matias Berthelon

Matias Berthelon is an Associate Professor in the Business School at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile. He is also an Associate Professor at the Center for Policy and Regional Economics (Centro de Economía y Política Regional) at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. He currently participates in a project that investigates the effects of an educational policy in Chile that extended school schedules over women’s job quality.

Professor Berthelon obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Maryland (College Park). He has been Associate Visiting Professor at the Department of Economics of Dartmouth College, Visiting Research Scholar at International Monetary Fund, and consultant for the World Bank at the Development Economics Research Group in the International Trade Division and the Development Division.

His research is focused on topics related to development economics, including the assessment of educational policies, labor markets, public health, and international trade. His research has been published in prestigious international journals, including Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Public Economics, International Journal of Public Health, Journal of International Economics, Research in Labor Economics, Economía Chilena and Estudios de Economia.

Professor Berthelon has been actively involved in the advancement of Economics in Chile, by participating in the Chilean Economic Association, where he has served in the Board of Directors of the association (2016-2017). Recently was elected to serve as Vice-President (2018-2019) and as President for the 2020-2021 period.

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Fields of specialization

Education and training, Impacts of government programs, Labour markets and employment, Youth and children


Title Country Themes
Access to child care and mothers’ employment quality: lessons from Chile Chile Gender & women’s empowerment , Labour markets and employment , Youth and children


Professor Matias Berthelon
Associate Professor
Universidad Adolfo Ibañez
School of Business

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