Hugo Sant'Anna

Welcome! I am Hugo, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Georgia, John Munro Godfrey, Sr. Department of Economics.

I am a labor economist with focus on applied econometrics. My research interests are Immigration and Gender in the Labor Market, and Difference-in-differences Applications. In my job market paper, I use administrative data, formal theory, and machine learning algorithms to explore how assortative matches between workers and firms generate the gender wage gap.

I will be on the 2024/2025 job market.

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  • Primary: Labor Economics, Applied Microeconomics
  • Secondary: Applied Econometrics