Ernesto Villanueva

Banco de España, Spain

I'm excited to be a part of this innovative project. I hope that policymakers and academics alike will find World of Labor a useful way to quickly learn the latest state of research on a wide range of issues in labor policy

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Current position

Economist, Research Department, Banco de España, Spain

Research interest

Household wealth and consumption, inter vivos transfers and bequests, wage structure and compensation

Past positions

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain, 2000–2005


PhD Economics, Northwestern University, 2000

Selected publications

  • “Does high cost of mortgage debt explain why young adults live with their parents?” Journal of the European Economic Association 7:5 (2009): 974–1010.

  • “Estimating compensating wage differentials using voluntary job changes: Evidence from Germany.” The Industrial and Labor Relations Review 60:4 (2007): 547–561.

  • “The marginal propensity to spend on adult children.” The B. E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy 7:1 (2007) (with J. Altonji).

  • “The impact of mortgage interest rate subsidies on household borrowing.” Journal of Public Economics 90:8–9 (2006): 1601–1623 (with N. Martins).

  • “Inter vivos transfers and bequests in three OECD countries.” Economic Policy 20:43 (2005): 505–565.