Arturo Bardales

Arturo Bardales

University of Pennsylvania , Class of 2024

Major: Mathematical Economics

Minor: Statistics

Arturo Bardales is a senior pursuing a BA in Mathematical Economics with a Statistics minor at the University of Pennsylvania. He is interested in studying poverty and inequality and their relationship to health and aging in an international context, specifically in Latin America, and the relevant public policy implications. After graduation, he hopes to attend graduate school for a PhD in either Economics or Demography. As a scholar in the Get Experience in Aging Research Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP) at Penn, Bardales also had the unique opportunity to complete the Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) Program during the inaugural summer of GEAR UP.

Bardales worked with Professors Irma Elo and Jere Behrman on Chile-Cog, a study aiming to estimate the life-course determinants of cognitive function among older Chilean adults using the nationally-representative longitudinal Chilean Social Protection Survey (SPS).

As part of this project, he also participated in the ongoing collaboration between the Chile-Cog the team at the University of Pennsylvania, the Catholic University of Chile, and the Mex-Cog team at the University of Texas Medical School – Galveston to help analyze related survey data. Additionally, he worked on an independent research project pertaining to health and aging.

At the University of Pennsylvania, Bardales works as a research assistant on the same Chile-Cog team, helping code constructed net worth and income variables for the study. He also assists Professor Santosh Anagol in coding and information tasks for a study on Indian real estate
transaction tax evasion. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music, playing Tetris, and watching movies.

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