Sergio Urzua

Department of Economics
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Graduate Program:
301-405-3544

Undergraduate Program:
301-405-3266

Sergio S. Urzua

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Maryland



General Information

My CV (08/2020)


My Research (Publications and Working papers)


My Books

Education on the Fast Track (Educación con Patines) ( Arturo Fontaine and Sergio Urzua). Editorial el Mercurio, February 2018. Website.

At a Crossroad: Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean( M. Ferreyra, C. Avitabile, J. Botero, F. Haimoivh, and S. Urzua). The World Bank, 2017.

Disconnected: Skills, Education and Employment in Latin America
Marina Bassi, Matias Busso, Sergio Urzua, Jaime Vargas.
Spanish Version Available here: Desconectados: Habilidades, educación y empleo en America Latina


Other Professional Affiliations

NBER Research Associate. My NBER working papers (click)

IZA Research Fellow. My IZA working papers (click)

International Research Fellow, CLAPES-UC. My Clapes-UC seminars and articles (click)



OpEd and Social Media


Twitter: @surzua_chile


My bi-weekly OpEd in El Mercurio (Chile)


Organized Conferences/Workshops

Impact Evaluation of Labor Market Policies", Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 24-26, 2017

Conflict and Labor Markets, Cartagena Colombia, March 23-24, 2017

Jobs and Development Conference, Washington, DC, Nov 2-3, 2016.

Pensions and Labor Markets: Challenges for the Americas, Washington, DC, March 3-4, 2016.

Skills: Measurement, dynamics and effects, Cartagena, Colombia, March 17-18, 2016.

Are labor markets in Latin America prepared for the new challenges?, Santiago, Chile, November 26, 2015.

3rd Annual Meeting of Labor Network, University of Los Andes and Center of Economic Development Studies (CEDE), Cartagena, Colombia, May 21-22, 2015.

2nd Annual Meeting of Labor Network, University of Los Andes and Center of Economic Development Studies (CEDE), Cartagena, Colombia, May 22-23, 2014.

1st Annual Meeting of Labor Network, University of Maryland, May 2-3, 2013.