Juan F. Jimeno

Banco de España, Spain, and IZA, Germany

I am committed to improve the communication of economic research to policymakers. Without the logical coherence of economic models and lacking empirical evidence, policy choices are uninformed and likely to lead to unintended outcomes. IZA World of Labor provides an excellent scenario to make policymakers more aware of the knowledge accumulated by economic research, and researchers more aware of the needs of tailoring our research to produce significant knowledge for the design of economic and social policies

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Head of Modelling and Macroeconomic Analysis, and Head of the Research Division, Banco de España, Spain

Research interest

Unemployment, migration

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Senior Researcher, Fundación de Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Madrid, 1992–2004

Past positions

Professor of Economics, Departamento de Fundamentos de Economía e Historia Económica, Universidad de Alcalá, 1993–2004; Lecturer in Economics, London School of Economics, 1990–1991


PhD Economics, MIT, 1990

Selected publications

  • The Spanish Public Pension System: Current Situation, Challenges and Reform Alternatives. Banco de España Occasional Papers No. 1701, 2017 (with P. Hernández de Cos and R. Ramos).

  • Labour Market Adjustment in Europe During the Crisis: Microeconomic Evidence from the Wage Dynamics Network Survey. European Central Bank Occasional Paper Series No. 192, 2017 (with M. Izquierdo, T. Kosma, A. Lamo, S. Millard, T. Room, and E. Viviano).

  • "Learning from the great divergence in unemployment in Europe during the crisis." Labour Economics 41 (2016): 32–46 (with T. Boeri).

  • “Collective bargaining, firm heterogeneity and unemployment.” European Economic Review 59 (2013): 63–79 (with C. Thomas).

  • “Returns to skills and the distribution of wages: Spain 1995–2010." Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 77:4 (2015) (with R. Carrasco and C. Ortega).