Ricardo Manuel Santos, Ph.D.
- Associate Professor , Economics
I am from Portugal and completed my Ph.D in Economics at the University of Rochester in 2009. My dissertation was about Dynamic Labor Supply and Strategies. Concluding my Ph.D, I spent one year working at ITAM in Mexico City, and I arrived at Trinity in 2010.
My research has continued my focus on dynamic implications of labor supply decisions, exploring its effects on contemporaneous earnings, and it's role of insurance against future income shocks. Together with my co-authors, we also explore the effects of taxation in this dynamic environment and it's strong implications to the measurement of labor supply elasticities.
I also work on Sports Economics with topics that include optimal coaching strategies, competitive balance in sports competitions, and forecasting success. My most recent research explores penalty kick data to test and evaluate economic theories such as the Minimax Theorem, and the presence of a 1st Mover Advantage.
My research focuses are in Macroeconomics and Sports Economics.