Fernanda Rojas Ampuero

Position title: Assistant Professor, Economics

Email: rojasampuero@wisc.edu

1180 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Additional Information
Curriculum Vitae


Fernanda is a labor and development economist with research interests in two different areas. First, she studies the welfare consequences of urban policies on individuals. She investigates the long-term impact of public housing programs on families and their children and their consequences on income inequality within the city. Second, she investigates gender issues in the public finance literature, such as maternity leave and unemployment benefits, with a special interest in developing countries. In her research, she collects and digitizes historical data that she combines with administrative sources, with the purpose of following individuals for long periods of time. Fernanda is from Chile and joined the Department of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in January 2024, after being a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. Fernanda holds a Ph.D. in Economics from UCLA and a BA and Master’s degree in Economics from PUC-Chile.

CDE research theme area affiliations

Demography of Inequality; Fertility, Families & Households; Spatial & Environmental Demography

Selected Publications

Rojas Ampuero, Fernanda, Felipe Carrera: “Sent Away: The Long-Term Effects of Slum Clearance of Children.” Working Paper (2023).