Research grants

CEMFI frequently participates in joint research projects and networks involving other research institutions in Europe. In addition, CEMFI faculty have won several highly competitive grants awarded by international and national funding agencies. These include five of the prestigious grants awarded by the European Research Council (ERC), as well as grants from the Russell Sage Foundation, the Fundación Ramón Areces, the regional Government of Madrid and the Government of Spain.

Currently supported projects include:


Research networks

  • Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), jointly developed with institutions from 20 other European countries. CEMFI has been responsible for the six survey waves so far undertaken in Spain: the first three were funded by the European Commission, the fourth by the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (formerly, MICINN), and the fifth and sixth by the European Commission and the Bank of Spain.
    Researchers: Pedro Mira (PI), Yarine Fawaz.


European funding agencies

  • Political Trust in Crisis: Determinants and Solutions (European Research Council Executive Agency, 2022-2027)

    Researchers: .

  • Non-intended health, economic and social effects of the COVID-19 epidemic control decisions: Lessons from SHARE (SHARE-COVID19) (European Research Council, 2020-2023)

    Researchers: Pedro Mira (PI).

  • Economic Development and Structural Transformation (European Research Council, European Commission, 2017-2022)

    Researchers: Paula Bustos (PI), Joan Monras.

  • Urban Dynamics: Learning from Integrated Models and Big Data (European Research Council, European Commission, 2016-2022)

    Researchers: Diego Puga (PI).


Spanish funding agencies

  • "María de Maeztu" Unit of Excellence (Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, 2022-2025)

    Researchers: Diego Puga (PI), Manuel Arellano, Samuel Bentolila, Nezih Guner, Josep Pijoan, Javier Suarez, Mónica Martínez-Bravo, Rafael Repullo, Dante Amengual.

  • Inequalities (Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, 2021-2024)

    Researchers: Diego Puga (Co-PI), Mónica Martínez-Bravo (Co-PI), Paula Bustos, Christoph Albert.

  • Firm Dynamics, Labor Markets, and the Macroeconomy (Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades, 2020-2023)

    Researchers: Nezih Guner (Co-PI), Josep Pijoan (Co-PI), Samuel Bentolila, Sebastian Fanelli.

  • Markets, Innovation, and the Environment (MIMA-CM) (Comunidad de Madrid, 2020-2022)

    Researchers: Gerard Llobet (Co-PI), Susanna Esteban, Guillermo Caruana.


Private institutions

  • Modelos de panel causales con exogeneidad secuencial: un enfoque de contrapesos (Fundación Ramón Areces, 2020-2023)

    Researchers: Dmitry Arkhangelsky (PI).

  • The Labor Market Returns to Vocational Dual Education (Fundación la Caixa, 2021-2023)

    Researchers: Samuel Bentolila (PI).


Research chairs