I am Senior Researcher and Associate Research Professor at the Barcelona School of Economics (BSE) and Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and Economic History of Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). I am also Research Affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). My research interests are in Development, Labor and Political Economy.

*** Come and join my class on Geospatial Tools for Development Economics at the BSE Summer School from 17-21 June 2024 ***


MAY 2024: I have been invited as a Member of the Research Committee on Development Economics of the German Economic Association (VfS).

MAY 2024: I have been appointed Associate Research Professor by the Barcelona School of Economics (BSE).

APR 2024: I have been invited as Research Affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

FEB 2024: we received the 2023 Spanish Society of Statistics and Operations Research – BBVA Foundation Award in the category  "Best contribution in Statistics and Operations Research applied to Data Science and Big Data" for our paper on war destruction detection. Bonus: video interview of me trying to explain it in Spanish :)

FEB 2024: New working paper "The pick of the crop: agricultural practices and clustered networks in village economies".

NOV 2023: New published paper "Immigration, Labor Markets and Discrimination: Evidence from the Venezuelan Exodus in Perú"

OCT 2023: New working paper on the "Effect of Foreign Aid on Migration".

JUN 2023: New working paper: Assessing the next generation of Global Flood Models in the Central Highlands of Vietnam

MAR 2023: New working paper: Forecasting Bilateral Refugee Flows with High-dimensional Data and Machine Learning Techniques.

FEB 2023: Come and join me at the BSE Summer School 2023 in Development Economics where I will give a course on "Geospatial Tools for Development: Measurement and Inference". 

JAN 2023: We invite submissions to the BSE Summer Forum workshops on Advances in Micro Development Economics and Migration. Deadline: 28 FEB 2023.

NOV 2022: Extremely humbled and thrilled to have been awarded the ERC Starting Grant for my project "Rural Structural Transformation in Developing Countries" (RUSTDEC). Press statements: UAB, BSE, FECYT