Matias is an Economics Ph.D. student at The University of Texas at Austin. He graduated from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile with a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and with a M.Sc. in Transportation Engineering. Before joining UT Austin, he worked for the Center of Sustainable Urban Development, advising the Metropolitan Public Transit Authority of Santiago de Chile. His research interests lie in the intersection between urban economics and industrial organization. At CFRP, he provides support to the early childhood investments team.