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Academic Positions:    


2018 - 2019            MIT, Visiting Associate Professor

2018 - present        CEMFI, Associate Professor (with tenure)

2014 - 2018            CEMFI, Associate Professor

2013 - 2014            CEMFI, Assistant Professor

2010 - 2012            Johns Hopkins University-SAIS, Assistant Professor                            


2017-                     Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), Research Affiliate

2017 -                    CEPR Development Economics, Research Affiliate

2016 -                    International Growth Center (IGC), Research Affiliate

Positions at Journals:

2017-                     Editorial Board, Review of Economic Studies


2005 - 2010            Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D. in Economics

                                  (Ph.D. Committee: Daron Acemoglu, Abhijit Banerjee, Ben Olken)    

2004 - 2005            Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, (1st year Ph.D. Economics)            

2000 - 2004            Universitat Pompeu Fabra, B.A.                           

Grants and Awards:

2018 - 2019            José Castillejos Fellowship for International Academic Visits

2016 - 2017            J-PAL Pilot Grant. “Enhancing Local Accountability: Information & Empowerment”

2015 - 2017            Fundación Ramon Areces, Grants to Fund Research in Social Sciences

2015 - 2020             Ramón y Cajal Grant, Spanish Ministry of Economics and Competitiveness

2010                        Schultz Fund, MIT

2008 - 2010             Fundación Ramón Areces Scholarship

2007 - 2008             MIT Economics Department Fellowship

2005 - 2007             Fundación Rafael del Pino Scholarship

2004 - 2005             Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona Scholarship

2003                         Universitat Pompeu Fabra, International Cooperation Scholarship

Consulting & Short-term visits:

July 2015                  Harvard University, Institute for Quantitative Social Science

April 2014                 Stanford GSB

August 2011             MIT J-PAL

Summer 2007           World Bank, DECRG

Summer 2003           University of Western Cape,  South Africa

Invited Conferences and Seminar Presentations

2019 (including scheduled): Columbia University, Princeton University, Harvard (Economics Department), Brown University, Boston University.

2018 (including scheduled): University of Zurich, Calvó-Armengol International Prize Workshop, Barcelona Summer Forum (discussant), Munich Workshop on Understanding the Demand for Democracy, CfPE-Vancouver, Harvard (Department of Government).

2017: American Economic Association Meetings (Chicago), Oxford University, Workshop on the Political Economy of Development and Conflict IV -UPF (discussant), Political Economy of Development Workshop in Warwick.

2016: Warwick/Princeton Political Economy Conference, Toulouse School of Economics, Stanford Comparative Politics Seminar, Workshop on the Political Economy of Development and Conflict IV -UPF (discussant), ECARES, SAEe (Bilbao).

2015: Yale University, RIDGE/LACEA-PEG Workshop on Political Economy, PUC-Rio, UC-Berkeley-Haas, Workshop on the Political Economy of Development and Conflict III -UPF, Barcelona GSE Summer Forum, World Congress of the Econometric Society (Montreal), KOMPAK-Jakarta, Aalto University, University of Vienna, Yale Conference on Political Economy and Development, Science Po.

2014: Bank of Spain, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, IIES, Stanford University (Development Seminar), University of California - Berkeley, London School of Economics & UCL, Workshop on the Political Economy of Development and Conflict II -UPF (discussant), Barcelona GSE Summer Forum, CEPR-PODER, European Economic Association, Navarra Center for International Development, Università Bocconi, Stanford GSB (Political Economy Group), Oxford University, Oxford Policy Management, SAEe (Palma de Mallorca), European Winter Meeting Econometric Society (Madrid).

2013: University of Edinburgh, Symposium on Economic Governance (Hong Kong Univ of Science and Technology), IEB Workshop on Fiscal Federalism, NBER-PEPF SI, JPAL-Jakarta, University of Mannheim, Universidad Carlos III, Universidad de Alicante, Universidad de Vigo, PSE-Namur

2012: CEMFI, Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, World Bank ABCDE Conference (discussant), LACEA-PEG

2011: World Bank (Applied Economics Seminar), SAEe.

2010: IEB Universitat de Barcelona, University of Virginia, Amherst College, University of Toronto, Maryland University, NEUDC, Berkeley Center of Political Economy, SAEe.

Referee for:

Econometrica, American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of the European Economic Association, American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Economic Journal, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Public Economics, European Economic Review, Economic Development and Cultural Change, World Bank Economic Review, Economics & Politics, Southern Economic Journal, International Tax & Public Finance.

2018 - : Coordinator of the evaluation of funding proposals by the Spanish

National Evaluation Agency. (Colaboradora, Agencia Estatal de Investigación).

Students: (Role, Graduation Year, School, Placement) 

Ines Berniell (co-advisor, 2015, PhD CEMFI, Universidad Nacional de la Plata)

Gustavo Fajardo (advisor, 2016, PhD CEMFI, CAF-Development Bank of Latin America)

Andreas Stegmann (advisor, 2019 (expected), PhD CEMFI)