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Applied Economics at CEMFI covers a broad set of topics including urban economics, trade, political economy, development economics, labor, and health economics, among others. The group investigates questions such as: What drives agglomeration economies? What is the role of local political institutions in economic development? What role do firms play in intergenerational mobility? What determines confidence in vaccines? These questions are studied using state-of-the-art econometric techniques and applied theory models.

Our faculty, PhD students, postdocs, and affiliated researchers conduct frontier research regularly participate in the top conferences in the respective fields. The group has hosted several ERC grants, members of the group have obtained several prizes and other distinctions. We invite you to learn more about the Applied Economics group at CEMFI below.

Researchers

Nezih Guner
Nezih Guner
Professor
Susanna Esteban
Susanna Esteban
Associate Professor with Tenure
Diego Puga
Diego Puga
Professor
Pedro Mira
Pedro Mira
Professor
Manuel Arellano
Manuel Arellano
Professor
Liyang Sun
Liyang Sun
Associate Professor
On leave
Monica Martinez-Bravo
Monica Martinez-Bravo
Professor
On Leave
Paula Bustos
Paula Bustos
Associate Professor with Tenure
On Leave
Samuel Bentolila
Samuel Bentolila
Professor
Tom Zohar
Tom Zohar
Assistant Professor
Yarine Fawaz
Yarine Fawaz
SHARE Research Fellow
Ana García Hernández
Ana García Hernández
J-PAL Research Manager
Laura Hospido
Laura Hospido
BdE-CEMFI Research Associate
Carlos Sanz
Carlos Sanz
BdE-CEMFI Research Associate
Milena Almagro
Milena Almagro
Associated Faculty
Silvia Vannutelli
Silvia Vannutelli
Associated Faculty
Yanina Domenella
Yanina Domenella
PhD student
Daniel Fernández
Daniel Fernández
PhD student
Sevin Kaytan
Sevin Kaytan
PhD student
Ivan Lagrosa
Ivan Lagrosa
PhD student
Claudio Luccioletti
Claudio Luccioletti
PhD student
Pello Aspuru
Pello Aspuru
PhD student
Cristian Navarro
Cristian Navarro
PhD student
Sophie Nottmeyer
Sophie Nottmeyer
PhD student
Giorgio Pietrabissa
Giorgio Pietrabissa
PhD student
Christian Maruthiah
Christian Maruthiah
PhD student
Víctor Sancibrián
Víctor Sancibrián
PhD student
Matteo Sartori
Matteo Sartori
PhD student
Tao Wang
Tao Wang
PhD student
Yang Xun
Yang Xun
PhD student
Paola Giannattasio
Paola Giannattasio
Pre-doc Researcher
Adriano Pace
Adriano Pace
Pre-doc Researcher
Inés Torres
Inés Torres
Policy and Research Associate

Seminars series

Recent publications of this research line

Research grants

  • Risks, Inequality, and the Macroeconomy (Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, 2023-2026)

    Researchers: Federico Kochen, Jesus Bueren, Virgiliu Midrigan, Caterina Calsamiglia, Marcel Jansen, Josep Pijoan-Mas (PI), Samuel Bentolila (Co-PI).

  • New panel data methods with empirical applications in impact evaluation and health economics (Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, 2023-2026)

    Researchers: Liyang Sun, Siqi Wei, Dmitry Arkhangelsky (PI).

  • Evaluating Interventions to Promote Social Inclusion (Fundación La Caixa, 2022-2024)

    Researchers: Samuel Bentolila (PI).

  • Contributions in Applied Microeconomics (CIAM) (Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, 2022-2025)

    Researchers: Gerard Llobet (Co-PI), Pedro Mira (Co-PI), Tom Zohar, Guillermo Caruana.

  • "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, Monica Martinez-Bravo, Rafael Repullo, Dante Amengual.

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

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

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

    Researchers: Pedro Mira (PI).