University of Barcelona, Spain, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Associate Professor in Applied Economics at the University of Barcelona, Spain
Labor markets, human capital, and education; regional and urban economics; international economics and monetary issues; spatial econometrics, bibliometric techniques, meta-analysis
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Consultant for the European Parliament, the European Commission, Eurofound, OECD, and UNESCO
PhD Economics and Management Science, Universitat de Barcelona, 1999
“Educational mismatches in the EU: Immigrants vs. natives.” International Journal of Manpower 36:4 (2015): 540–561 (with A. Matano and S. Nieto).
“How relevant is the origin of human capital for immigrant wages? Evidence from Spain.” Journal of Applied Economics 18:1 (2015): 149–172 (with E. Sanroma and H. Simón).
“Portability of human capital and immigrant overeducation in Spain.” Population Research and Policy Review 34:2 (2015): 223–241 (with E. Sanroma and H. Simón).
“Immigrant occupational mobility: Longitudinal evidence from Spain.” European Journal of Population-Revue Europeenne de Demographie 30:2 (2014): 223–255 (with E. Sanroma and H. Simón).
“Regional economic growth and human capital: The role of overeducation. Regional Studies 46:10 (2012): 1389–1410 (with J. Suriñach and M. Artís).
Availability of bilateral data on migratory flows has renewed interest in using gravity models to identify migration determinantsRaul Ramos, February 2016Gravity models have long been popular for analyzing economic phenomena related to the movement of goods and services, capital, or even people; however, data limitations regarding migration flows have hindered their use in this context. With access to improved bilateral (country to country) data, researchers can now use gravity models to better assess the impacts of migration policy, for instance, the effects of visa restriction policies on migration flows. The specification, estimation, and interpretation of gravity models are illustrated in different contexts and limitations of current practices are described to enable policymakers to make better informed decisions.MoreLess