Santiago Perez

Santiago Perez Portrait

Position Title
Assistant Professor

1116 SSH
1 Shields Avenue, Davis CA 95616


  • Ph.D., Economics, Stanford University, 2017
  • Master, Economics, Universidad de San Andrés, 2009
  • Licenciatura, Economics, Universidad de Buenos Aires, 2008


Santiago Pérez is an assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Economics and a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER. He specializes in economic history and applied microeconomics.
In the 2020-2021 academic year, he will be a postdoctoral Fellow on The Economics of Mobility at the NBER.

Research Focus

Professor Pérez focuses his research activity primarily on economic history and applied microeconomics. In particular, he has conducted research on immigrant assimilation during the age of mass migration and on historical social mobility.



Santiago Pérez teaches courses in the economics of international migrations.


National Academy of Economic Sciences of Argentina, Best Article by a Researcher under the Age of 35

Explorations in Economic History, Excellence in Refereeing Award

Economic History Association, Arthur H. Cole Grant in Aid

Leonard W. Ely and Shirley R. Ely Graduate Student Fund Fellowship, 2016–17

Economic History Association, Dissertation Fellowship,2016

Stanford University, Outstanding TA Award Fall, 2015

SCID Exploratory Award,2015

Economic History Association, Exploratory Data and Travel Grant,2015

Stanford University, Economics Department. Research Grant,2014

Stanford University, Graduate Fellowship, 2011–12 and 2012–13

Universidad de San Andres. Master Program Scholarship,2009