I am Associate Professor of Economics (tenured) and Ramón y Cajal Fellow at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Affiliated Professor at the Barcelona School of Economics (BSE), and Fellow at Markets, Organizations and Votes in Economics (MOVE). My research interests are in Applied Microeconomics, Data Science, Development, Labor and Political Economy.
JUL 2023: Research prize – we have been awarded 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. Press release: BSE, UAB
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".
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
OCT 2022: Happy to announce that I have been granted tenure at UAB's Department of Economics and Economic History.
SEP 2022: Looking forward to visiting the Economics Faculty of PUC Chile NOV-DEC 2022. Please reach out if you would like to meet.
JUL 2022: Honored to have been selected for the "Ramon y Cajal" research fellowship by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.