Joan Llull
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Dep. Economia i Història Econòmica
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Facultat d’'Economia
Edifici B –— Campus de Bellaterra
08193 Bellaterra
Cerdanyola del Vallès
Barcelona (Spain)

Telephone Number

+34 93 581 1365

Joan Llull

Assistant Professor
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, MOVE, and Barcelona GSE

Research interests: Labor Economics, Microeconometrics, Structural Estimation, Discrete Choice
CV: [html] [pdf]


Working papers:

"Internal Migration in Dual Labor Markets" [pdf]
 (with Robert A. Miller), December 2016.

"Marriage and Health: Selection, Protection, and Assortative Mating" [pdf]
 (with Nezih Guner and Yuliya Kulikova), March 2017.
 A pervious version of the paper circulated under the title "Does Marriage Make You Healthier?"
 CEPR DP 10245 — IZA DP 8633 — Barcelona GSE WP 795 — CEMFI WP 1612.
 This paper was elected one of the eight finalists of the La Vanguardia Science Award (more about it here).
 Posts appeared in The Economist, VOXeu, BGSE Focus, and in Nada es Gratis, and it got some media coverage.

"Expectations, Satisfaction, and Utility from Experience Goods: A Field Experiment in Theaters" [pdf]
 (with Pedro Rey-Biel, Ayelet Gneezy, and Uri Gneezy), Barcelona GSE Working Paper 944, November 2016.
 A post of this paper appeared in BGSE Focus.


"Immigration, Wages, and Education: A Labor Market Equilibrium Structural Model",
Review of Economic Studies, accepted, June 2017. [pdf]  [Online Appendix]

"The Effect of Immigration on Wages: Exploiting Exogenous Variation at the National Level",
Journal of Human Resources, Published online before print, April 2017.  [pdf]  [BGSE Focus]

"Understanding International Migration: Evidence from a New Dataset of Bilateral Stocks (1960-2000)",
SERIEs—The Journal of the Spanish Economic Association, 7(2), 221–255, June 2016.  [pdf]  [Code & Data]


Microeconometrics (IDEA PhD Program):

Outline [pdf]
Introduction:   Class notes [pdf]   Slides [pdf]  
Panel Data:   Class notes [pdf]   Slides [pdf]  
Discrete Choice:   Class notes [pdf]   Slides [pdf]  
Censoring, Truncation and Selection:   Class notes [pdf]   Slides [pdf]  
Duration Models:   Class notes [pdf]   Slides [pdf]  
Dynamic Discrete Choice Structural Models:   Class notes [pdf]   Slides [pdf]  

Quantitative and Statistical Methods II (EPP Master - Barcelona GSE):

Outline [pdf]
Potential Outcomes and Causality:   Class notes [pdf]   Slides [pdf]  
Social Experiments:   Class notes [pdf]   Slides [pdf]  
Matching:   Class notes [pdf]   Slides [pdf]  
Instrumental Variables:   Class notes [pdf]   Slides [pdf]  
Regression Discontinuity:   Class notes [pdf]   Slides [pdf]  
Panel Data:   Class notes [pdf]   Slides [pdf]  
Differences-in-Differences:   Class notes [pdf]   Slides [pdf]  
Quantile Regression and Quantile Treatment Effects:   Class notes [pdf]   Slides [pdf]  

Advanced Time Series and Panel Data (MPFM Master - Barcelona GSE):

Panel Data:   Class notes [pdf]   Slides [pdf]  
Duration Analysis:   Class notes [pdf]   Slides [pdf]  

Causes and Consequences of Migration (Barcelona GSE Summer School in Labor):

Outline [pdf]

Other (old) materials:

Probability and Statistics: (QEM Erasmus Mundus Master)   Class notes [pdf]   Slides [pdf]  
Empirical Methods for Policy Evaluation: (CEMFI)   Class notes [pdf]   Slides [pdf]  
Econometria (undergraduate, in catalan):   Slides [pdf]
An introduction to GAUSS:   Notes [pdf]
A Short Introduction To LATEX and Beamer (with Carlos González-Aguado):   Notes [pdf]


For some years, I've been organizing two conferences (one on Structural Econometrics and one on Migration) within the Barcelona GSE Summer Forum. Videos of some of the presentations and some pictures are available here for 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014 editions.

In April of 2017, this post on my paper "Expectations, Satisfaction, and Utility from Experience Goods: A Field Experiment in Theaters" (joint with Pedro Rey-Biel, Ayelet Gneezy, and Uri Gneezy) appeared in the blog Barcelona GSE Focus.

In April of 2017, I gave a dissemination talk about immigration and the labor market (in Catalan) as a part of a roundtable about Open Borders at University of Barcelona. The talk was streammed on Facebook Live here (I was the last speaker).

In year 2017, the Barcelona GSE celebrated its 10th anniversary. To celebrate, they launched a series of videos, which can be seen here. In this one I shortly appear teaching in one of the Barcelona GSE Master programs (minute 1:48).

In 2015 I started teaching a course on "Worker Mobility in Globalized Labor Markets: Causes and Consequences of Migration" as a part of the Barcelona GSE Summer School in Labor Economics. To publsize the 2017 edition, the Barcelona GSE created this video in which I share my experience as instructor of the 2016 edition (minute 1:22).

By February 2015, our article "Does Marriage Make you Healthier?" (with Nezih Guner and Yuliya Kulikova) was selected as one of the eight finalists of the Fifth La Vanguardia Science Award that recognizes excellence on research produced in Spain during a given year. It appeared on paper here and here, and online here, here, and here.

In 2015, our article "Does Marriage Make you Healthier?" (with Nezih Guner and Yuliya Kulikova) draw some attention from the media. The Economist featured this post and this podcast on the blog The Economist explains. Other posts appeared in VOXeu, Barcelona GSE Focus, and in Nada es Gratis (the latter in Spanish). I was interviewed by some TV shows, including the News in Israel Channel 1 (video, in which I appear after minute 1:24), and L'Illa de Robinson, in the Catalan channel El Punt Avui TV (video). I was also interviewed in some radio shows, like Esto Me Suena - Las Tardes del Ciudadano García in Radio Nacional de España (podcast), Hoy por Hoy in Caracol Radio - Colombia (podcast), Esto Es lo que Hay in Caracol Radio - Miami (podcast), Aragón Fin de Semana in Aragón Radio (podcast), La Tarde en Euskadi in Onda Vasca (podcast), La Tribu de Catalunya Radio in Catalunya Radio (podcast), El Matí in Cope Catalunya (podcast), and A Bona Hora in Radio Sabadell (podcast), and it was featured by some stations featured in in their news bulletins, like Rac1 (podcast), Cope Catalunya (podcast), and Radio Flaixbac (podcast). Several newspapers featured it in their printed versions, which I recollected in this pdf. And it appeared online in several Spanish media, including, Antena3, Yahoo, 20 minutos, La Vanguardia, El Mundo, 324–TV3, ABC, El Periódico, La Razón, El Economista La Voz de Galicia, KISSfm, Radio Intereconomía, El Correo, El Diario Vasco, El Faro de Vigo, Libertad Digital, Heraldo de Aragón, El Diario Montañés, Hola!, La Verdad Murcia, Diario de Navarra, Ideal de Andalucía, El Norte de Castilla, Hoy Diario de Extremadura, Ara, Diario Sur, Las Provincias, Canarias7, Segre, Diario de Córdoba,, Diario La Rioja, La Región de Ourense, Radio Flaixbac, EuroWeeklyNews, El Punt Avui, Republica, Qué!, and in Latin American media, including, HispanTV, La Capital, Clarín, La Gaceta de Tucumán, El Periódico de Tucumán, El Informativo, La Gaceta de Salta, Sin Mordaza, Diario Panorama, DERF, InfoFueguina, Diario de la Provincia de San Juan,, 24Horas TVN Chile, El Dinamo, El Universal, SDP Noticias, Noticias Sin, Revista Perfil, Prensa Libre, Radio HRN, Máspormás DF, Noticias Puerto Vallarta, El Grillo Porteño, En La Brecha, La Nueva Radio YA, Ultima Hora, Montevideo Portal, Notícia al Día, El Venezolano.

By the end of 2014, the Barcelona GSE posted this video to promote its new logo in which I appear a few seconds starting from 0:14.

In October of 2014, this post on my paper "The Effect of Immigration on Wages: Exploiting Exogenous Variation at the National Level" appeared in the blog Barcelona GSE Focus.

In 2014, in a series of articles on the situation of the Spanish university, El País featured an article here and here reviewing my experience in the Economics Job Market a few years before, to illustrate how it works.

In 2012, Hernán Ruffo, Manuel J. García Santana, and I were granted our PhDs in the Opening Ceremony of the academic course in Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo. This was mentioned in La Vanguardia, La Razón, and 20 minutos here, here, and here (see a picture here).

In 2010, Diario de Mallorca published here the opinion of several former distinguished students, including myself, on the poor performance of Spain in the PISA report.

In 2009, Diario de Mallorca published here and here a feature on the careers of several former students at the Universitat de les Illes Balears that had been distinguished with the Prize of the Best Student awarding a BA in a given field in the preceding years, including myself.

In 2004, while I was a student, Jose Luis Groizard and I were awarded the Premi de Recerca sobre Cooperació Internacional al Desenvolupament by the Govern de les Illes Balears, which was briefly mentioned in Diario de Mallorca, Ultima Hora, and Diari de Balears here, here, and here.