Assistant Professor of Economics
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, MOVE, and Barcelona GSE
"La Caixa" Foundation Grant
"La Caixa" Foundation, in partnership with the Barcelona GSE, selected five reserch projects led by Barcelona GSE affiliated professors and financed them with a grant for the next two years. A project of mine was among the five selected proposals. Find more about it here and here.
Barcelona GSE Summer Forum conferences
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.
Post in Barcelona GSE Focus
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.
Dissemination talk at a student-organized roundtable
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 (I appear at the end, as I was the last speaker).
Barcelona GSE 10th anniversary
In year 2017, the Barcelona GSE celebrated its 10th anniversary. To conmemorate it, the school launched a series of videos. In this one I shortly appear teaching in one of the Barcelona GSE Master programs (minute 1:48).
Barcelona GSE Summer School in Labor Economics
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).
Our research on marriage and health, selected as a finalist for a science award
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.
Wide media coverage of our paper "Does Marriage Make You Healthier?"
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, Mallorcadiario.com, 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, Ver.bo, 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.
New logo of the Barcelona GSE
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.
Post in Barcelona GSE Focus
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.
News article about the job market
In 2014, in a series of articles analyzing the Spanish university system, El País featured an article here and here reviewing the experience I had in the Economics Job Market a few years before, to illustrate how it works.
PhD graduation cermenony
In 2012, Hernán Ruffo, Manuel J. García Santana, and I were granted our PhDs in the Opening Ceremony of the academic course of Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo. This was mentioned in La Vanguardia, La Razón, and 20 minutos (see a picture of the event here).
Interview about the poor performance of Spain in PISA
In 2010, Diario de Mallorca published an article that collected the opinions of distinguished Mallorcan alumni, including myself, on the poor performance of Spain in the PISA report.
Article on distinguished Mallorcan alumni
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.
Research prize in international cooperation and development
In 2004, while I was an undergraduate student, José Luis Groizard and I were awarded the Premi de Recerca sobre Cooperació Internacional al Desenvolupament by the Govern de les Illes Balears. This was briefly mentioned in Diario de Mallorca, Ultima Hora, and Diari de Balears.