Sebastian Calonico

Sebastian Calonico is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. His research focuses on program evaluation and causal inference, applying innovative quantitative methods to the study of relevant empirical problems in an interdisciplinary context, including economics as well as other social, medical and statistical sciences. His work has been published in leading journals in economics and statistics, including Econometrica, Journal of the American Statistical Association, and Review of Economics and Statistics. Sebastian was born in the city of Haedo, Argentina. He completed a B.A. in Economics at Universidad de Buenos Aires and an M.A. in Economics at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. He later received a PhD in Economics from the University of Michigan, where he also obtained an MA in Statistics.

Research Interests

Early interventions or prenatal to age three interventions
Environmental health
Hharm reduction
Health inequities
Human capital and children
Immigrant children or children of immigrants
Immigrant health
Immigration policy
Income based interventions
Life course perspectives on migration
Migrant health
Place-based interventions
Policy (policies)
Social determinants
Social policy


American Community Survey (ACS)
Add Health (National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health)
Administrative data (state or national)
CPS (Current Population Survey)
Health and Retirement Study (HRS)
Medical Expenditure Panel Study (MEPS)
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)
NLSY (National Longitudinal Survey of Youth) or other NLS datasets
Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID)
Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP)