Nicolás Della Penna

phone: +1 415 498 0486
Skype: nikete


Australia National University, April 2011 - present, Canberra, Australia.

PhD student, Machine Learning Group, Computer Science department.

University of British Columbia, May 2003 - September 2007, Vancouver, BC. Canada.

May 2006. B.A. with Honours in Economics. First class average.

Thesis Title: Relative Income in Adolescence and Adult Outcomes. Supervisor: Siwan Anderson. Developed a new estimation strategy to separate material and status effects of parental income by exploiting variation in the shape of income distributions between school districts.

Completed first year of the Economics Ph.D. coursework, obtaining highest grade of the class in Microeconomics I (decision theory, general equilibrium). Audited core graduate sequence in cultural anthropology.

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English, Spanish and Portuguese.


Hold Argentine and Italian passports.


Available on request.