Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, and IAE (CSIC), Spain, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Associate Professor, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Economics of immigration, labor economics, development economics, international economics
Assistant Professor, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain; Researcher, FEDEA, Spain; Researcher, Institute for Economic Analysis (CSIC), Spain
PhD Economics, Columbia University, 2007
“Rational inattention and migration decisions.” Journal of International Economics 126:103364 (2020): 1–22 (with S. Bertoli and L. Guichard).
“Immigrant locations and native residential preferences: Emerging ghettos or new communities?” Journal of Urban Economics 112 (2019): 133–151 (with A. Ferrer and A. Salz).
“Tradable immigration quotas.” Journal of Public Economics 115 (2014): 94–108 (with H. Rapoport).
“Multilateral resistance to migration.” Journal of Development Economics 102 (2013): 79–100 (with S. Bertoli).
“New evidence on emigrant selection.” The Review of Economics and Statistics 93:1 (2011): 72–96.
The combination of tradable quotas and matching would benefit host countries as well as refugeesEver since the major inflow of refugees (the “refugee crisis”) in 2015 and 2016, there has been heated debate about the appropriate distribution of refugees in the EU. Current policies revolve around mandatory quotas, which disregard the preferences of EU members and refugees alike. This problem can be addressed with two market mechanisms. First, tradable quotas minimize the cost of asylum provision for host countries. Second, a matching system gives refugees more discretion over where they are sheltered. While this proposal is theoretically appealing, it has yet to be tested in practice.MoreLess