My name is Caterina Calsamiglia and I am an ICREA Research Professor at IPEG. I got my PhD from the Department of Economics at Yale University. My research focuses on market design and public policy design with a particular interest in education. My work includes theoretical, experimental and empirical analysis. In the recent years I have been leading a research initiative to help develop Pentabilities in life-long learning processes. To assist the Pentabilities initiative I co-founded Pentabilities app, a tool to track analyse the development of your socioemotional skills.

This year I am leading the design and implementation of 4 large-scale RCTs in Catalunya, Andalucía, Ceuta and Melilla. Three of them are implemented through Fundació Bofill and the program Suport Educatiu. The fourth through Fundesplai and the program Hedera.


  • 2 Research Assistant positions to work on tutoring programs in reading and math for primary school children. We are looking for people who can do more qualitative work in the field.

[Video] featuring some of my research on school choice

Caterina Calsamiglia, IPEG, revised May 2022

Send me an email at: ccalsamig (at) gmail (dot) com