J. Ignacio García Pérez

Universidad Pablo de Olavide and FEDEA, Spain

This is a very interesting and innovative project where I am so happy to participate. It offers so useful feedback both for policymakers and academics who, I am sure, will make intensive use of it in order to improve labor policies all around the world

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Spain

Research interest

Labor economics, search and matching, duration models, casual policy evaluation

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Research Advisor, ANEP, Ministry of Finance and Competitiveness (since January 2015)

Past positions

Associate Professor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (1999–2001); Senior Researcher, Centro de Estudios Andaluces (2001–2010)


PhD Economics, Universidad Complutense, 1999

Selected publications

  • "Employment dynamics of immigrants versus natives: Evidence from the boom-bust period in Spain, 2000-2011." Economic Inquiry 53:2 (2015): 10–38 (with R. Carrasco).

  • “Dual labour markets and the tenure distribution: Reducing severance pay or introducing a single contract.” Labour Economics 29 (2014): 1–13 (with V. Osuna).

  • “On the welfare loss caused by inequality of opportunity.” The Journal of Economic Inequality 12:2 (2014): 221–237 (with A. Calo).

  • “Retirement incentives, individual heterogeneity and labour transitions of employed and unemployed workers.” Labour Economics 20 (2013): 106–120 (with A. Sanchez and S. Jimenez).

  • “Transitions into permanent employment in Spain: An empirical analysis for young workers.” British Journal of Industrial Relations 49 (2011): 103–143 (with F. Muñoz-Bullón).