University of Alicante, Spain, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Associate Professor of Economics, University of Alicante, Spain
Health, labor, and development economics, program evaluation
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Visiting Researcher, InterAmerican Development Bank, 2015; Consultant, Inter-American Development Bank 2013–2015; Consultant, International Labor Organization, 2014
Assistant Professor, University of Alicante, 2014–2015; Assistant Professor, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2009–2012
PhD Economics, European University Institute, 2003
“Coverage of infertility treatment and fertility outcomes.” SERIEs–Journal of the Spanish Economic Association 6:4 (2015): 407–439 (with M. P. Machado).
"Wage rigidity and disinflation in emerging countries.” American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics 6:1 (2014): 102–133 (with J. Messina).
“Smoking persistence across countries: A panel data analysis.” Journal of Health Economics 30 (2011): 1077–1093 (with D. Christelis).
“Smoking habits: Like father, like son, like mother, like daughter?” Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 72:6 (2010): 717–746 (with M. Loureiro and D. Vuri).
“The rise of obesity in Europe: An economic perspective.” Economic Policy 57 (2009): 553–596 (with G. Brunello and P. Michaud).
Youth and long-term unemployment, which skyrocketed during the Great Recession, were still very high in 2016Spain, the fourth largest eurozone economy, was hit particularly hard by the Great Recession, which made its chronic labor market problems more evident. Youth and long-term unemployment escalated during the crisis and, despite the ongoing recovery, in 2016 were still at unsustainably high levels. The aggregate rate of temporary employment declined during the recession, but grew among youth. Most interesting have been the narrowing of the gender gap in labor force participation, the decline in the share of immigrants in employment and the labor force, and the overall increase in wage inequality.MoreLess