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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

  • 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, 2016-2021)
    Researchers: Diego Puga (PI).

Spanish funding agencies

  • Markets, Innovation, and the Environment (MIMA-CM) (Comunidad de Madrid, 2020-2022)
    Researchers: Gerard Llobet (Co-PI), Susanna Esteban, Guillermo Caruana.
  • "María de Maeztu" Unit of Excellence (Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad, 2017-2021)
    Researchers: Diego Puga (PI), Enrique Sentana, Samuel Bentolila, Nezih Guner, Josep Pijoan, Javier Suarez, Guillermo Caruana.
  • Beyond correlation: Non-linear dependence in financial markets with applications to contagion (Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad, 2018-2021)
    Researchers: Enrique Sentana (Co-PI), Dante Amengual (Co-PI).
  • Economic analysis of bank risk: implications for regulation, supervision, resolution, and macroeconomic performance (BANKRISK) (Ministerio de Ciencia Innovación e Universidades, 2019-2021)
    Researchers: Rafael Repullo (Co-PI), Javier Suarez (Co-PI).
  • New Developments in Applied Microeconomics (NEDAM) (Ministerio de Ciencia Innovación e Universidades, 2019-2021)
    Researchers: Gerard Llobet (Co-PI), Pedro Mira (Co-PI), Yarine Fawaz, Guillermo Caruana.
  • Determinants of collective action: the role of leaders and elite capture. (Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades, 2018-2020)
    Researchers: Monica Martinez-Bravo (PI).
  • Development and factor flows across space, sectors and legal status (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, 2016-2020)
    Researchers: Diego Puga (Co-PI), Paula Bustos (Co-PI), Monica Martinez-Bravo, Joan Monras.

Endowed chairs

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