Universidad Pablo de Olavide and FEDEA, Spain
IZA World of Labor role
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Spain
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)
Associate Professor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (1999–2001); Senior Researcher, Centro de Estudios Andaluces (2001–2010)
PhD Economics, Universidad Complutense, 1999
"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).
Should severance pay be consistent for all workers?
Single, open-ended contracts with severance pay smoothly rising with seniority can decrease both unemployment and job lossesJ. Ignacio García Pérez, August 2015The trend towards labor market flexibility in Europe has typically involved introducing legislation that makes it easier for firms to issue temporary contracts with low firing costs, while not changing the level of protection that is in place for permanent jobs. This has created a strong “dualism” in some European labor markets, which might affect turnover, wage setting, and human capital accumulation. In view of this, some economists propose replacing the existing system of temporary and permanent contracts by a single open-ended contract for new hires, with severance pay smoothly increasing with tenure on the job.MoreLess