Joan Llull [pdf]

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

Contact details

Departament Economia i Història Econòmica
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Facultat d'Economia
Edifici B — Campus de Bellaterra
08193 Bellaterra
Cerdanyola del Vallès
Barcelona (Spain)

Tel.: +34 93 581 1365
Email: joan.llull [at] movebarcelona [dot] eu

Research interests

Labor Economics, Structural Microeconometrics, Dynamic Discrete Choice Models, Equilibrium


PhD. Economics CEMFI, Spain 2007–2011
 Dissertation: "International Migration Flows and Labor Market Outcomes: Micro and Macro Evidence"
 Supervisor: Manuel Arellano
 Examination Committee: James R. Walker, Robert M. Sauer, Nezih Guner, Juan J. Dolado, Pedro Mira
MPhil. Economics and Finance CEMFI, Spain 2005–2007
BA Economics Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain 2002–2005
BA Business Administration Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain 2000–2004

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2011–
Research Fellow, MOVE, 2011–
Affiliated Professor, Barcelona GSE, 2011–
Member of INSIDE Network, 2010–
External Fellow, CReAM (UCL), 2014–

Visiting Positions

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, May 2017
Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper), April 2017
Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper), March 2016
CEMFI, January 2016
University of Tokyo (CIRJE), July 2015
Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper), April 2015
University of Wisconsin–Madison, January–June 2010
Bank of Spain, June–September 2009
Bank of Spain, June–September 2008
Economic Bureau of the Spanish Prime Minister, June–July 2006
University of Liverpool, (as undergraduate) September 2004–January 2005. Socrates–Erasmus


"Immigration, Wages, and Education: A Labor Market Equilibrium Structural Model"
Review of Economic Studies, Published online before print, September 2017.
"The Effect of Immigration on Wages: Exploiting Exogenous Variation at the National Level"
Journal of Human Resources, Published online before print, April 2017.
"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.

Working Papers

"Marriage and Health: Selection, Protection, and Assortative Mating" (joint with Nezih Guner and Yuliya Kulikova), previously circulated under the title "Does Marriage Make You Healthier?" CEPR DP 10245 / IZA DP 8633 / Barcelona GSE WP 795 / CEMFI WP 1612, March 2017, Revision requested, European Economic Review
"Internal Migration in Dual Labor Markets" (joint with Robert A. Miller), December 2016
"Expectations, Satisfaction, and Utility from Experience Goods: A Field Experiment in Theaters" (joint with Pedro Rey-Biel, Ayelet Gneezy, and Uri Gneezy). Barcelona GSE Working Paper 944, November 2016

Honors, Scholarships, and Grants

Seed Grant, Barcelona GSE, 2016–2017
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, Retos Jovenes Investigadores, 2015–2018, as PI
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, Explora Ciencia, 2015–2016, PI: Nezih Guner
Seed Grant, Barcelona GSE, 2014–2015
European Commission 7PM, 2014–2017, PI: Cars H. Hommes
European Research Council Starting Grant, 2010–2015, PI: Nezih Guner, joined in 2011
CEMFI, PhD scholarship, 2009–2011
Bank of Spain, Graduate studies fellowship, 2007–2009
CEMFI, Master scholarship, 2006–2007
CEMFI, Tuition waiver 2005–2007
Prize to the Best Student obtaining the BA in Economics in the Balearic Islands, 2005
Prize to the Best Student obtaining the BA in Business in the Balearic Islands, 2004
Govern Balear and Universitat de les Illes Balears, Premi de Recerca sobre Cooperació Internacional al Desenvolupament, 2003–2004, with José Luis Groizard
Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, Beca-colaboración, 2003–2004

Seminar/Conference Presentations

2017: Washington University St Louis (joint with St Louis Fed); Carlos III de Madrid; Bank of Spain; Structural Dynamic Models Conference (UCL)
2016: Wisconsin-Madison; New York Fed; Chicago Fed; Toronto; Edinburgh; Pompeu Fabra; SED (Toulouse)
2015: Autònoma de Barcelona; Carnegie Mellon; Washington University St Louis; Chicago; Arizona State; UC-San Diego; Toulouse School of Economics; Tokyo and CIRJE; Mannheim; degli Studi Milan; Humboldt-Berlin; CEMIR/UC-Davis migration conference; 18th ENSAI Economics Day (Rennes, France); COSME Workshop on Gender Economics (as a discussant) (Madrid, Spain); SOLE/EALE (Montreal, Canada); Econometric Society World Congress (Montreal, Canada); EEA (Mannheim, Germany)
2014: Southampton; ENTER Jamboree (Stockholm, Sweden); Barcelona GSE Summer Forum: Children's Health, Well-being, and Human Capital (discussant) (Barcelona, Spain); EEA/ESEM (Toulouse, France); SAEe (Palma de Mallorca, Spain); Barcelona GSE Winter Workshops (Barcelona, Spain)
2013: Carlos III de Madrid; Uppsala; Autònoma de Barcelona; Universitat de Barcelona; Migration: Global Development, New Frontiers (UCL-Norface, London, UK); SOLE (Boston, USA); EEA/ESEM (Gothenburg, Sweden); SAEe (Santander, Spain); Barcelona GSE Winter Workshops (Barcelona, Spain)
2012: Collegio Carlo Alberto; SED (Limassol, Cyprus); INSIDE-MOVE, NORFACE and CReAM Workshop on Migration and Labor Economics (IAE, Barcelona, Spain); Barcelona GSE Trobada (Barcelona, Spain); SAEe (Vigo, Spain), Barcelona GSE Winter Workshops (Barcelona, Spain)
2011: Autònoma de Barcelona (Econ); Bristol; IHS-Vienna; Pompeu Fabra; McGill; Washington University St Louis; Uppsala; Alacant; Navarra; València; Tinbergen Institute; CEMFI; Autonòma de Barcelona (Applied Econ); Rovira i Virgili; Girona; Illes Balears; ICREA-MOVE Conference on Family Economics (discussant) (MOVE-UAB, Barcelona, Spain); Migration: Social Change, Economic Challange (UCL-Norface, London, UK); IV Summer School in Public Economics (IEB, Barcelona, Spain); EEA/ESEM (Oslo, Norway)
2010: Wisconsin-Madison; CEMFI; Autónoma de Madrid; EEA (Glasgow, Scotland); Econometric Society World Congress (Shanghai, China); IAB/HWWI-Workshop: "Frontiers of Migration Research" (Bamberg, Germany); MOOD Doctoral Workshop (EIEF, Rome, Italy); EALE/SOLE (UCL, London, UK); SAEe (Madrid)
2009: CEMFI
2008: CEMFI; Bank of Spain
2007: Economic Bureau of the Spanish Prime Minister; CEMFI; SAEe (Granada, Spain); Jornadas de Economía Internacional (Complutense, Madrid, Spain)
2006: International Flows of Goods, Capital and People: implications for development and competitiveness (Luca d'Agliano, Milan, Italy)
2005: XII Encuentro de Economía Pública. La evaluación de las políticas públicas (Palma de Mallorca, Spain)

Computing Skills

Languages & Software: Fortran90, Openmp, MPI, Gnuplot, Stata, Mata, R, Gretl, GAUSS, Matlab, LaTeX, Eviews, Tramo-Seats, Html/CSS
Operating Systems: Ubuntu, Debian (cluster installation @CEMFI), Windows

Teaching Experience

Microeconometrics (PhD), IDEA Program, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Fall, 2012–
Master Project (MSc), EPP Master, Barcelona GSE, Spring 2017–
Master Project (MSc), MPFM Master, Barcelona GSE, Spring 2018–
Quantitative and Statistical Methods II (MSc), EPP Master, Barcelona GSE, Winter 2016–
Advanced Time Series and Panel Data (MSc), MPFM Master, Barcelona GSE, Spring, 2013–
Econometrics (Undergraduate), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Fall 2011, 2017–
Worker Mobility in Globalized Labor Markets: Causes and Consequences of Migration, Barcelona GSE Summer School in Labor Economics, Summer 2015–
Probability & Statistics (MRes), QEM Erasmus Mundus, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Fall, 2015, 2016
Topics in Empirical Economics (MPhil), Master in Economics and Finance, CEMFI, Winter 2016
Quantitative Methods for Policy Evaluation (MSc), EPP Master, Barcelona GSE, Winter, 2013–2015
Teaching Assistant, Statistical Methods for Econometrics (MPhil), CEMFI. Fall 2009
Teaching Assistant, Microeconomics (MPhil), CEMFI. Fall, 2008, 2009
Teaching Assistant, Uncertainty and Information (MPhil), CEMFI. Winter, 2008, 2009

PhD Dissertation Adviser

Alberto Ramírez (expected, 2018), Augustin Tapsoba (expected, 2018), Florence Nimoh (expected, 2018)

PhD Dissertation Examiner

Georgi Kocharkov (Carlos III); Yehenew Endegnanew (UAB); Serafima Chirkova (Alicante)

MSc/MPhil Thesis Adviser

IDEA: Demet Kaya, Evelyn Benvin, Alberto Ramírez, Augustin Tapsoba, Guillermo Cabanillas, Aigerim Kydyralieva; MPFM: Mehreen Gul; EPP: George Bangham/Augusto Elias, Sophia Chong/Tania Guerra, Anna Gerdii/Ana Mercedes/Viola Muduuluru, Vitor Quintanilha, Elena Torres-Aguilar, Elliott Weiss.

Short Courses Attended

Immigration and Public Policy by George J. Borjas and Leah Platt Boustan (Barcelona); Semiparametric Time Series Econometrics by Xiaohong Chen (Madrid); Economics of the Family by Martin Browning (Madrid); How to Write an Estimation Command for Stata by David Drukker (Madrid); Panel Data Econometrics by Steve Bond (Madrid); Structural Econometrics for Industrial Organization by Victor Aguirregabiria (Madrid); Lectures in Parallel Computation for Macroeconomics by Makoto Nakajima (Madrid); Numerical Methods in Economics by Stephen Ryan (Madrid); Empirical Policy Evaluation Methods by Richard Blundell and Monica Costa Dias (Paris); Worker–Firm Panels by Francis Kramarz (Paris); Structural Estimation for Dynamic Discrete Choice Models by Pedro Mira (Paris); A Primer in Quantile Regression by Victor Chernozukov (Madrid)

Referee Service

Quarterly Journal of Economics; Journal of Political Economy; Review of Economic Studies; Journal of the European Economic Association; American Economic Journal: Applied Economics; Economic Journal; Journal of Labor Economics; Journal of Human Resources; Journal of Economic Growth; Journal of Applied Econometrics; European Economic Review; Labour Economics; Journal of Population Economics; Economic Inquiry; SERIEs — The Journal of the Spanish Economic Association; Review of Economics of the Household; Regional Science and Urban Economics; Economics and Human Biology; Journal of Economic Inequality; Journal of Housing Economics; International Journal of Manpower; International Economics and Economic Policy; Investigaciones Económicas; Revista de Economía Mundial; Agencia Nacional de Evaluación y Prospectiva (ANEP)

Event organization

Applied Bellaterra Seminar (2012/1013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017), Barcelona GSE Summer Forum: Migration (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), Barcelona GSE Summer Forum: Structural Microeconometrics (2015, 2016, 2017), FP7 Network MACFINROBODS, IAE-CSIC Meeting (2015)