Matias is an applied microeconomist who works at the intersection of public economics, development economics, labor economics, and behavioral economics. 

He obtained his Ph.D. in 2023 from University of California, Los Angeles in the Global Economics and Management group at Anderson School of Management. Before that, he obtained his BSc in Economics from Universidad de la República, Uruguay.

Matias’ research agenda consists of a series of projects that focus on how different public policies -cash transfers and taxes- and the information environment surrounding them affect individual behavior and preferences, with their implications regarding efficiency and equity. His work typically focuses in three topics: welfare programs, taxation, and preferences for redistribution.